POP! recipes are developed by Market volunteer and POP! leader Julia Stevens, a registered dietitian and health coach. For more on Julia and what she does, check out her website at www.allfoodisgoodfood.com.
Here at POP!, we're always ready to play with our food. And we sure had fun September 18, making zoodles (zucchini noodles) and spaghetti from spaghetti squash. We also learned about squash seeds and how yummy they can be. Here are the recipes we shared.
Recipes from August 21: When is a tomato a fruit, not a veggie? Every time!
For this POP! meeting, we went where no POPster has ever gone before – into a science called botany. We learned that produce that has seeds inside it is actually a fruit, not a vegetable. We'll never look at a tomato the same way again. But we'll still enjoy eating them!
Recipes from July 24: Root for the root veggies!
Root vegetables come in many different forms and offer many different benefits! From white potatoes to ruby red beets to bright orange carrots, they all have unique health benefits and uses. What’s the common thread? They all taste delicious! Cooking them together provides an array of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients as well as textures and crunch. When choosing your root veggies, make sure their colors are bright and they are firm to the touch and be sure to give them a good scrub before cooking – after all, they grow underground!