Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

It’s fall and it’s officially pumpkin season!  But pumpkins are not just for carving; you can find a pumpkin recipe for every meal.  If you’re like us, you love pumpkin in everything from muffins, to coffee, in soup, and of course pie. We hardly talk about all the nutritional value in pumpkin. Pumpkins are packed with antioxidants and

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Carrot and Zucchini Noodles With Fresh Tomatoes

Make Noodles from Fresh Picked Carrots and Zucchini For This Tasty Pasta Alternative From time to time we post some great recipes, like our favorite tomato recipes . For the extra vegetables we talk about canning , however since canning carrots is not common we have another great use for them: carrot noodles (mix it up

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Chocolate Beet Cake

Here’s a recipe that will surprise you! If most people had to name their favorite vegetable, they probably wouldn’t name beets. Before you dismiss beets, keep in mind this superfood is rich in antioxidants and can lower your blood pressure. And did you know a lot of athletes make beet juice a part of their daily diet? Endurance athletes believe the nitrates in

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Too Many Green Tomatoes? Try One of These Green Tomato Recipes!

As we are approaching cooler weather, you may be losing hope that your tomatoes will turn red. Cooler weather is one of the causes for your tomatoes not turning red, resulting in a garden full of green tomatoes. When the temperature is between 50 and 85 degrees, tomatoes produce the chemicals lycopene and carotene which turn tomatoes red.  So the colder

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Black Radish Chips

What are black radish chips? Try this black radish chip recipe to serve as a side dish or snack. Black radishes not only add spice to your garden, they’ll spice up  your dinner as well! Unlike other radishes, the black radish has a peppery taste that is very unique. Black radishes are so easy to grow and even easier to

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Zucchini Bread Recipe

Zucchini is a versatile vegetable! You can do a lot with zucchini like sauté them, turn them into noodles or you can make zucchini chips for a healthier alternative to regular potato chips. Though, we’ve got to admit zucchini bread is our favorite way to use all those excess zucchini from the garden. Ingredients: 3 eggs 2 ½

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Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites are a quick and easy with less calories than regular cheesecake! This delicious dessert is perfect for picnics, holidays, barbecues……really for anytime. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 8 oz. cream cheese, softened ½ cup heavy cream ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar 1 pint strawberries Crushed graham crackers for garnish Rinse strawberries. From each strawberry remove a slice

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Kid Approved Garden-to-Kitchen Snack

We mentioned in our last article, Give Your Kids the Gift of Gardening for a Healthy Lifestyle, that kids love to help in the garden by planting, watering, and picking their fruits and vegetables. Getting them involved in the garden and kitchen encourages kids to eat healthier by trying vegetables/fruits that they would generally not try. Here

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Rainbow Pizza

This beautiful pizza is healthy, simple, and easy to make. You can grow most of the ingredients in your garden, all the more reason to get creative when you are planning your garden and making your pizza!  You can use veggies of various colors but here’s what we picked. Ingredients: 2 1-lb. pkgs. refrigerated pizza

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Spinach Pineapple Mango Smoothie

Popeye, the cartoon character who loved to eat his spinach, knew what he was talking about! Spinach contains iron, vitamin A and lots more good stuff plus it’s a good source of fiber and protein. We think he would love this smoothie made with spinach! Spinach Pineapple Mango Smoothie -1 cup almond milk (any milk

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Our Favorite Tomato Recipes

One recent survey indicated that 98% of American vegetable gardeners grow tomatoes. And, to many gardeners, the appearance of the first fresh ripe home-grown tomato is a significant annual event that arrives after much anticipation. Soon, however, many of us have all of the tomatoes we can use… and then some. Here are a few

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