Changing environment, learning new language and new culture,being a wife and a mother, living far away from families and friends, I have come to share my views, thoughts, feelings, ideas on so many things that I cherish.

April 08, 2013


National Fresh Celery Month: Crunch through tax day (April 15) and the entire month of April with Celery.  Dip it, load it, slice it or dice it, this vitamin C packed gem is a low fat, high fiber must have in your fridge.  Fill the u-shaped veggie with cheese or peanut butter for fun and healthy after-school snack. Learn more about celery and serve up Pork Chow Mein for a celery celebration.

April 22 - Earth Day: We make New Year's resolutions every year, right? So why not make an Earth Day Resolution?  Do your part to preserve our planet by resolving to buy locally grown foods.  Locally grown food has three amazing qualities:
  1. It tastes better.
  2. It helps the local economy.
  3. It helps the planet (think no diesel fuel used to ship food in from far away).

The zip code-based search on Local Harvest's web site makes it simple to find a farmer's market in your area. We'll also be covering more about buying locally grown foods in our Earth Day Blog Post on April 22.  Don't miss it!

National Soy Foods Month: April is National Soy Foods Month.  Soybeans are grown in over 30 states in the United States and sold in grocery stores as soymilk, soy cheese, tofu, edamame, and energy bars. 
Like meat, soybeans contain the amino acid that is needed to create a complete protein so they are a great option for Meatless Monday Meals. Learn more about including versatile, protein rich soy on your menus by reading about Tofu.

National Garden Month: The motto of the National Gardeners Association is "When You Garden, You Grow". Taking care of plants can most certainly provide an opportunity to learn, relax, ponder life, and exercise all at the same time. When you involve kids, you help them learn skills that last a lifetime.  If you are ready to start your own backyard garden, read this blog post Planting a Kid-Friendly Garden for tips to get started.  Look for another Peas & Carrots blog post later this month about Gardening Fun.

The Freshest Produce in April Includes: Apricots, Bananas, Broccoli, Cabbage, Green Beans, Honeydew Melon, Lettuce, Mangos, Mushrooms, Onions and Leeks, Peas, Pineapple, Rhubarb, Spinach and Strawberries. 
For more information on healthy eating for your family, subscribe to Fresh Baby

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