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Recipes High in Folic Acid

Recipes High in Folic Acid

We’re helping you eat a diet high in folate for National Folic Acid Awareness Week. These recipes high in folic acid are the perfect way to get more in your life.

First up is a Creamy Farro with Pesto, Asparagus, and Peas that can satisfy your pasta craving.

Creamy Farro with Pesto, Asparagus, and Peas

 

This warm and delicious Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup is the perfect winter meal.

Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup (Instant-Pot + Slow Cooker)

 

This light and tasty Green Salad with Oranges, Beets, and Avocado is packed with folate-rich foods.

Green Salad with Oranges, Beets & Avocado

 

Skip the takeout and make Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry for a healthy night in.

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry
Image and Recipe via Dinner at the Zoo

 

Make easy Thai Style Papaya Salad Rolls for a light snack or appetizer.

Thai Style Papaya Salad Rolls
Image and Recipe via The Wanderlust Kitchen

 

This Spicy Black Bean Soup will hit spicy pregnancy cravings and help you get your folic acid.

Spicy Black Bean Soup
Image and Recipe via Little Spice Jar

 

Get out your grill pan to whip up this delicious Grilled Eggplant and Spinach Salad.

Grilled Eggplant and Spinach Salad
Image and Recipe via Potluck at Oh My Veggies

Awesome Asparagus Recipes

Healthy Asparagus Recipes

This week in food, we helped you take advantage of fresh, spring asparagus with healthy asparagus recipes.

Make this easy Lemon Chicken with Asparagus and Potatoes for dinner any night of the week.

Lemon Chicken with Asparagus and Potatoes

 

This Asparagus and Arugula Pasta Salad is the perfect spring lunch or side dish.

Asparagus and Arugula Pasta Salad

 

Avocado and Asparagus Egg Sandwiches elevate your go-to breakfast to something special.

Avocado and Asparagus Egg Sandwiches

 

This Creamy Goat Cheese Asparagus Quinoa Salad makes the perfect light lunch.

Creamy Goat Cheese Asparagus Quinoa Salad
Image and Recipe via Joyful Healthy Eats

 

One Pan Roasted Lemon Pepper Salmon and Garlic Parmesan Asparagus couldn’t be easier.

One Pan Roasted Lemon Pepper Salmon and Garlic Parmesan Asparagus
Image and Recipe via Cooking Classy

 

Bacon-Wrapped Caramelized Sesame Asparagus will be everyone’s favorite spring side dish.

Bacon-Wrapped Caramelized Sesame Asparagus
Image and Recipe via How Sweet Eats

 

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry with Lemon Sauce is a simple version of homemade takeout.

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry with Lemon Sauce Recipe

 

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Foraging for Morel Mushroom Recipes

Healthy Morel Mushroom Recipes

It’s wild mushroom season, and we featured morel mushroom recipes you can make with fresh or dried mushrooms.

This Les Bourgeois Beef with morel sauce will wow dinner guests.

Les Bourgeois Beef

 

Make Asparagus and Morel Quiche to add a savory bite to your breakfast.

Asparagus and Morel Quiche

 

This Golden Trout with Asparagus, Morels, and Tomato Sauce is an all-in-one meal.

Golden Trout

 

Homemade Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup is a lighter take on the canned favorite.

Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup
Image and Recipe via Simply Recipes

 

Morel and Asparagus Crispy Pizza packs veggies onto your favorite kind of takeout.

Morel and Asparagus Crispy Pizza

 

This Chicken Fricassee with Morel Mushrooms and Thyme is great for date night.

Chicken Fricassee with Morel Mushrooms and Thyme

 

This Spring Pasta with Morels, Ramps, and Peas is the perfect rich spring meal.

Spring Pasta with Morels, Ramps, and Peas

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Safe, Fresh Food Storage

Keeping Things Fresh

Storing your fresh food correctly is important. It protects you from contamination that can make you sick, and it helps you get the most out of your groceries. If you store your fruits and veggies in the wrong way, they can go bad more quickly, before you have the chance to use them. These tips can help.

Tip #1

Keep them cold. Most importantly, make sure your fridge is at the right temperature, 40°F or below, and the freezer should be 0°F or below.

Foods that need refrigerated should be put in the fridge as soon as you get home. Never allow food that should be refrigerated, including leftovers and takeout, to sit out for more than 2 hours.

As soon as you get home from the store, freeze any meats that you aren’t going to cook in the next 2 days.

Tip #2

Some things always need to be refrigerated. All produce that is pre-cut or peeled needs stored in the fridge.

Eggs, meat, chicken, and seafood need to be refrigerated.

Tip #3

Some fruits and veggies shouldn’t be refrigerated. Tomatoes get mushy and lose their flavor; bananas will turn black, and the starch in potatoes turns to sugar when kept in the fridge.

And while potatoes and onions do best in a cool, dry place, don’t keep them under the sink where leaking sinks can ruin them. And never store any food near cleaners because they can poison you.

Tip #4

Some fruits should be ripened on the counter and then refrigerated. Avocados, kiwis, and fruits with a pit, like peaches and plums, take a few days on the counter to ripen and then can be kept in the fridge.

Tip #5

The containers some produce comes in are good ways to store them. When you bring home berries, make sure you go through them and remove all spoiled ones so they don’t spread mold to the other berries. Their containers also allow for air to get to them.

Things like grapes and onions also come in bags that let air get to them.

Salad mixes also often come in good storage containers. It can be a good idea to put a paper towel between the lid and greens to prevent condensation.

Always make sure your meat is wrapped well, both for the best quality and to protect other food.

Tip #6

Some things shouldn’t be stored together. Never store anything you eat raw, like fruits and veggies, near anything that must be cooked to be safe to eat, like raw meat, chicken, or seafood.

And even though potatoes and onions both do well in cool, dry environments, you shouldn’t store them right next to each other. That goes for most foods and onions because other foods can take on the onion flavor. (But make sure to store green onions in your fridge in the crisper drawer.)

If you buy root vegetables with their tops still on, like radishes, turnips, beets, and carrots, cut the greens off and store them separately. Never used the tops before? Don’t worry, we can help!

Tip #7

Use water to keep some things fresh for longer. Asparagus and fresh herbs, like basil, cilantro, parsley, and mint, stay fresh for longer when you store them with the ends in a jar or cup of water.

Still not sure how to handle a certain food? This handy guide can help:

How to Store Your Groceries
Image via Buzzfeed

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Wondering how long your food is actually good for? We can help make sense of all those dates!

And make sure you keep your food bacteria-free by washing your produce and practicing safe food prep.

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