If you have ever thought about eating healthier, but you got stuck at HOW, this is a series you are really going to enjoy.
After 6 plus years of eating healthy and eating clean, I have lots of great information to share. I even have a few tips to make the transition just a little bit easier, so I hope you tune in.
I have a really big goal this year, I want to start eating 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. So where do I start with a goal that big?
Over the past couple of years, we’ve really enjoyed trying new foods. We’ve tried a CSA (community supported agriculture) and we’ve explored foods we normally would of skipped. We knew we won’t like everything, but we decided to keep an open mind.
Capitalize On The Growing Season
It’s the perfect time of the year to get fresh produce, its every where. There are so many new varieties of fruits and vegetables and right now things are fresh.
Farms are literally overflowing with tomatoes, squashes, corn, eggplants and peppers, but there are also things like kiwi berries and kohlrabi. So, it’s a great time to buy extras veggies so you can freeze them, can them, and enjoy as many of them as you can.
This Week’s Vegetable ~ 8 Ball Squash
Last year, I discovered 8 ball squash. It is easy to make and it has a mild buttery flavor. It has more flavor than regular squash, it has a buttery taste, not as buttery patty pan squash, but it’s still good.
Preparing it is also very simple…
How To Prepare 8 Ball Squash
Cut the squash in half and then in quarters, you want nice size chunks.
Place the pieces into a pan, add enough olive oil to put a light coat it, and massage the olive oil on the pieces with a few tosses form your hand. Add salt and pepper and turn your oven on 400. Put your squash inside the oven and it should be ready in about 20 minutes. You want the squash to be tender, but don’t overcook it, then it’s ready to serve. If you want to give it a little more kick you can add red and or green peppers to it when you cook it. You can also add red pepper flakes.
Remember that squash is very versatile. You can also grill it, steam it, add it to a salad, or you can eat it all by itself.
Now Is A Great Time To Plan
Pay attention and plan ahead. Fruits and vegetables are going to pop up until the fall and then the winter season will be here. If you know what crops are in season, you can start thinking about what you are going to buy and what recipes you are going to make. If you are real ambitious, you can even create a meal plan for the week. This will allow you to save money, because you can buy while the prices are low.
Here is just one new vegetable for you to try, I will be sharing what I buy and the recipes I create with my fruits and veggies weekly.