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Winter Squash Guide: Popular Varieties, Storage, Preparation, and Ways to Eat

If you’re mourning the seasonal end of colorful summer fruits and vegetables, don’t despair. Winter vegetables bring us earthy flavors that warm our insides and satisfy our hunger for comfort foods. Winter squash is a vegetable we’ll be able to enjoy all fall and winter, even if the name is somewhat misleading because winter squash varieties are harvested during the fall.

Healthified Peach Cobbler & Frozen Greek Yogurt by Veggie Lisa

My name is Lisa but some people call me Veggie Lisa. I am a mom of four kids who loves to dance, cook, exercise, shop, decorate, and enjoy all the beautiful things the state of Utah has to offer. As a 30-year vegetarian, I love all things green! But I have had a very long journey to get to the place that I am now: strong and confident but most of all happy.  After losing 60 pounds, I have made it my mission to help others discover their own love of veggies. As a big believer in plant based nutrition, I formulate recipes that are healthy and of course, taste good! Peaches are still in season here in Utah and there’s nothing quite like a fresh Utah peach! Because of our hot days and cool nights, peaches grow well here. Starting in August, fruit stands are lined with boxes and boxes of these sweet treats. If you currently have more than you know what to do with, I’m here to help you out! Peach pie, …

Tilapia Tacos with Fresh Peach Salsa by “My Own Meal Plan”

Peach season is in full swing! Have you had a chance to head to a fresh fruit stand and grab yourself a box? Peach season runs from the beginning of August through the end of September here in Utah. There are so many fun ways to use peaches in recipes, but my favorite way to use peaches is diced into fresh peach salsa over tilapia tacos. YUM!

Going Plant Based – 5 Essential Nutrients and Where to Find Them

The choice to eat less meat and/or dairy products or remove them altogether is a very personal one. People are motivated by ethics, the environment, health reasons, or a combination of the three. And according to the US Department of Agriculture “Plant-based diets can meet all the recommendations for nutrients. The key is to consume a variety of foods and the right amount of foods to meet your calorie needs.”

Learning to Love Veggies with Rina Jordan, RD CD

There are a couple hundred reasons to up your vegetable intake, but nobody needs to tell you that. We all understand that vegetables are undoubtedly “good for us.” But despite their amazing health benefits, many of us struggle to hit the recommended amount each day. The very nutrients that plague veggies with a “boring” or “bitter” flavor are what make them so healthy!