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To get the 5 free and fabulous broccoli recipes! At the bottom of this post is a description of what recipes are included in the free pdf. Read on for more information about eating in season and what’s in the free broccoli recipe collection.
Why eat in-season produce?
One of the things I have been trying to change in my family’s eating habits, along with incorporating more vegetables, is eating more of what’s in season. In-season produce tastes better, is cheaper, and is usually has a higher nutrient value because it’s fresher and hasn’t leached vitamins in storage. It is also more environmentally friendly because there is less energy spent on either storage and transport or ripening out of season through artificial means.
But the main reason I try to fit more fruits and vegetables in during their peak time is simply the nutritional content. I don’t just mean, as I mentioned above, the fact that it has more of each vitamin during the ripest stage. I mean it has seasonally relevant nutrition. Think about it. Oranges and most citrus are winter fruits. Citrus is known to be naturally high in vitamin C. When do we most need vitamin C to ward off colds and flu? Winter!
Tomatoes are high in lycopene, which helps your skin have a natural sunblock when you eat them. And tomatoes are a summer fruit – just when you need extra sunblock. See where I’m going with all this? I’d bet money that if a scientist studied every single fruit and vegetable they would find something in them that the body needs during the season in which it ripens.
So what’s in season right now?
That depends on your part of the country. I’m in southern California with a long growing season so we eat tomatoes from April through November. And we have scorching sun all that time!
Right now broccoli is one of many vegetables in season in most places. If you live in a colder climate, broccoli could be in season for 2/3 of the year. Broccoli is high in Vitamin C (more than oranges by weight) and also is loaded with fiber. It helps your intestines work well while you’ve been indulging in comfort foods. It also has potassium and folate, which help with nerve development and cell reproduction. It keeps you young!
How about a free broccoli recipe collection!?
Are you wanting to eat oranges and broccoli right now? Good news! I have a free, downloadable broccoli pdf available to you! Just enter your e-mail address in the right sidebar of the homepage and you’ll get it sent straight to your e-mail. I am also going to be sending out a series of newsletters, once a month, spotlighting an in-season vegetable and including a recipe for that vegetable! You’ll automatically receive it, starting in April, when you enter the e-mail for the broccoli freebie! Don’t worry, I won’t be clogging up your e-mail or giving your e-mail address out to anyone else. (I hate it when people do that and I never will).
Just find the broccoli freebie in the right sidebar of the home page (click the “Daily Ration” in the header to get to the home page), enter your email address, and you’ll receive your download shortly.
It includes 5 delicious recipes to take you through the day.
Start your day with a Broccoli and Sweet Potato Frittata that takes less than 30 minutes. Having company? Hot Broccoli Dip makes a great appetizer. Then serve dinner with a side dish of Sesame Broccoli Rice Pilaf. Want a fast and easy dinner? Roasted Veggie Pizzas are no fuss and full flavor. They are one of my kids’ favorite dinners. And lastly, a Broccoli Cashew Soup for a winter warm up or chill it for a summer soup. These recipes are all in the free broccoli download. What are you waiting for? Get yours now!