Summer officially starts this weekend, but at my local market the season has already begun. The produce aisle is loaded with summery superfoods. At the peak of the season, these fruits and veggies are affordable and full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Start the slideshow to learn just how super these superfoods truly are.
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- Learn how to build a burrito bar. — Chow
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- Five superfoods to incorporate into your daily diets. — The Epi-Log
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- Must make: rhubarb bread pudding with whiskey sauce. — Serious Eats
Acerola, mangosteen, and spirulina have enjoyed their status as superfoods, but often products labeled as such are excessively expensive. Don't feel like you're hurting your health if you can't afford to cough up extra bucks for these items — chances are you already shop for groceries that are pretty super and that are in your kitchen already.
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- This cheesy crab fondue looks to die for!
- This cheesy crab fondue looks to die for! — Simply Recipes
- Find out which store-bought chicken stock tastes the best. — Serious Eats
- Learn how to cook beans in a slow cooker. — The Kitchn
- Use frozen berries to bring Summer's fruit pies into Winter's kitchen. — Simply Stated
- Super charge with these ingredients that make you smarter and more virile. — Chow
- Five menus that coincide with this year's Oscar nominations for best picture. — The Epi-Log
So I've told you about the eight foods all women should be eating and while I do consult the list daily, eight seems like such a small number. Now, a new list has been released of the 16 super foods for women, which gives us twice the variety — yay! A lot of the foods will come as no surprise to you, but you know I am happy that dark chocolate makes an appearance.
- Extra-lean red meat
- Wheat germ
- Tomato paste
There are 10 more so read more
Peas...you either love 'em or hate 'em. But have you ever had FRESH peas? As in not frozen and not canned? Peas that you shell yourself, in the privacy of your own kitchen?
Known as English Peas or Garden Peas, these little legumes are a sweet treat and are in season now through about May. Seems that peas don't do well when it gets too hot. Their arrival is a sure sign that Spring is here. Plus, when veggies are in season they cost considerably less than their off season prices.
While peas might be time consuming to shell, their candy like flavor is sure to please your palate. While naturally low fat good, peas got a bad rap from all those low carb diets since they are naturally high in sugars and carbohydrates. A one cup serving contains 8 grams of sugars and 21 grams of carbs. On the other hand peas are high in vitamins K and C, magnesium, folate and thiamin (vitamin B1).
Peas are great in pasta and risotto. Since peas pair well with mint, they would be a great addition to PartySugar's Lemon Mint Risotto.
Eat 'em fresh while you can!!!!