Farmer's Market Recipes

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quinoa salad with spring vegetables

Chances are your local farmer's market or farm is brimming with fresh produce right now. Support locally grown food and try one of these refreshing recipes this week.

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Spring Berry Oatmeal

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Prepare the oatmeal as directed in the recipe post.

75% water-fiber foods – rolled oats, strawberries, bananas, blueberries, blackberries
25% foods – maple syrup, chia seed, granola

Spring Vegetable Brown Rice Casserole

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your brown rice casserole with a generous salad for a delicious 75% meal. Fresh or frozen cherries would complement the meal nicely.

75%water-fiber foods – onion, garlic, mushrooms, asparagus, brown rice, chickpeas, green peas, parsley
25% foods – mozzarella, parmesan

Recipe Note: Use only 1 cup of mozzarella and 1/2 cup of parmesan to reduce the amount of saturated fat.25% foods – oil, egg/whole wheat tortillas

Salmon Primavera

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Surround a serving of fish (a serving is the size of a checkbook) with all the veggies you can. The fish will be your 25% part of the plate. If you don't eat fish, try this tofu recipe instead. End the meal with plums.

75% water-fiber foods – leeks, Brussels sprouts, carrots, snap peas, fennel, turnips, asparagus, squash, cherry tomatoes, new potatoes, artichokes, plums
25% foods – salmon, olive oil

Recipe Note: Use only 2 tablespoons of olive oil to reduce the amount of fat in this meal.

Beet Tzatziki With Roasted Vegetables

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your roasted veggies with a side of tzatziki and hummus for a light meal this week. The naan bread makes a perfect 25% part of the plate.

75% water-fiber foods –beets, garlic, chives, dill, asparagus, carrots, green onions, hummus, radishes
25% foods – yogurt, naan

Quinoa Spring Vegetable Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your salad with the dressing on the side for lunch or dinner this week. A fresh peach would go well as a sweet treat.

75% water-fiber foods – quinoa, green beans, garlic, green beans, onion, carrots, radishes, cherry tomatoes, sprouts, parsley, peach
25% foods – oil, dressing, butter, feta

Recipe Note: Skip the butter to reduce the amount of unnecessary fat in this recipe.

👉 Water-fiber foods are 75% zone foods – whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, beans, and cooked whole grains. 

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