There are a lot of ways to start being healthier. You can drink more water, you can move more, get to sleep earlier, cut down on sugar, cut down on refined foods, reduce the amount of soda you’re drinking… The places you can start are endless, and potentially overwhelming. It’s easy to see why some people just don’t start, or drop the idea pretty quickly….
I was never a big pasta person. When I do eat pasta or noodles, it’s usually in ramen or another Asian dish. I don’t mind it, but it’s never really lit my fire. Noodles made from veggies, on the other hand, is a whole other story….
Even though I consider myself an adventurous and open-minded eater, I constantly surprised at certain thoughts I’ve had about foods. Green peas, for example, have always registered in my mind as a side dish or entree ingredient, nothing else. It’s time to change that and expand my pea food horizons a bit. Peas can live far beyond the side dish or the entree….
Soup “season” is finally simmering down. No longer am I making huge batches of soup, shoving my face over the pot to bask in its warmth and deep, wintery smells of root vegetables. No longer am I clutching the bowl with both hands and letting out deep sighs of relief from the cold….
Nutrition DL is a series that gives you the download on seasonal fruits, vegetables, or pantry staples. Once you learn about the nutrition, varieties, and how to select and store the featured ingredient, I share four recipes over four weeks to inspire and feed you with this great seasonal food. Check out other foods I’ve covered here.
Certain foods just mark the arrival of seasons. When peas and peaches start to appear in the farmer’s market, I know summer is not too far away. Late spring and early summer marks the return of not one, but three varieties of peas (snap, snow and green/English peas). For this Nutrition DL installment, I decided to focus on one variety of pea and explore it a little more than splitting my attention between the three….
For the past few months, I’ve been in love with smoothies. They’re quick, pretty simple to make and very easy to pack with fruits, vegetables, or protein. They’re also great to grab and drink during a busy morning….