Friday, May 20, 2011

Thursday, May 19th

by Brie

We got a bag of apples and a bag of oranges in this week's box. Oranges and apples get eaten pretty quickly at our house. They are both great and easy on the go snacks. For dinner time try cutting the fruit and adding them to a Greek fruit salad or make a beet, orange and apple salad.

Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants and Vitamin C.They are also full of fibre, iron, potassium, calcium, B vitamins and vitamin E. Blueberries are great to eat on their own, sprinkled over granola or on top of ice cream for dessert. For something different try combining the blueberries and avocado (high in health-promoting fats and potassium) from this week's box in a salsa or smoothie.

If you are a fan of eating raw carrots (whose orange colour comes from beta-carotene) try eating them with a creamy crimini mushroom dip or fiesta broccoli dip. Or, instead, make the carrots into a dip like this roasted carrot dip. I will be grating my carrots and turning them into some delicious carrot fritters.

Broccoli and mushrooms are two great and versatile vegetables for cooking with. From a stirfy to a cheesy broccoli and mushroom fritatta to pizza, broccoli and mushrooms are a great combination.

We also received some lovely baby lettuce mix in our box. This lettuce is perfect to eat in a salad with any of the other vegetables or fruit from this week's box. A large salad, maybe even with a blueberry salad dressing, is a great dinner on a hot spring night.

These are some of the ideas on my menu plan this week. What are you cooking?

Brie loves eating food and is learning to love cooking food. She also blogs about motherhood at Capital Mom and about Ottawa with kids at Kids in the Capital.

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