With the warmer weather comes delicious fruits and veggies. There are so many benefits to including fruits and veggies in your meals on a regular basis. They are packed with antioxidants, phytonutrients, and flavonoids, all of which help your health. Most people know how to pick out delicious strawberries, but beets, Swiss Chard, and Zucchini can be a little more difficult. Here are some guidelines to follow along with some delicious recipes.
Choose beets that are firm with smooth skin. Be sure that the leaves are not wilted.
Remove leaves leaving one inch of stem. Store the beets in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Be sure to wash right before using.
Roasted Beets (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/roasted-beets-recipe.html)
Store in plastic bags in the crisper drawer for 2-3 days.
Garlicky Swiss Chard and Chickpeas (http://www.foodiecrush.com/2013/04/garlicky-swiss-chard-and-chickpeas/)
Store zucchini in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
Oven Roasted Zucchini (http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/simple-oven-roasted-zucchini-recipe)
Zucchini Nachos (http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/grilled-zucchini-nachos/)