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Scallions Can Re-Grow!

 

So silly, so simple, but I can’t believe I’ve never done this before!!

Who doesn’t cook with onion?… ok, I have a friend who is allergic, so there are a few out there!  But for the most part, we all use onions in our cooking at some point.

One of my kids usually likes the onions in stir fry, rice or fish dishes, the other kid, will pull them out one by one!

What they both enjoyed was this small kitchen science experiment on the window sill.

We used our fresh scallions to make dinner,  but were sure to keep about an inch above the root, put them in a clear jar of fresh water just below the cut, and watched them grow!  Within a week, we had a new bunch of scallions!!

Eventually if you keep trying to re-grow from the same roots, they will turn pale green and yellow as their roots run out of nutrients.

 

 

 

Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Brownie & Oat Bars! Delicious!!!

Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Brownie & Oat Bars are moist and chewy bars baked with whole grain rolled oats and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Each bar has 5 grams of dietary fiber, 3 grams of protein, and 120 calories. The 7.4 ounce box contains 6 – 1.2 ounce chocolate chip brownie & oat bars.

Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 1 bar | Calories: 120 | Fat: 3.5g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 95mg | Carbohydrate: 24g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Protein: 3g

I recommend Trader Joe’s products often to my patients. They offer lots of great products with all natural ingredients. However, it’s always important to read the labels before purchasing. The other great thing about Trader Joe’s is that their food is affordable!!

It’s frustrating that very often there isn’t a Trader Joe’s near by.  I was very happy to discover that Amazon sells Trader Joe products on line. You can click on our Healthy Market Place tab to go straight to Amazon to see what other products are available too!

My kids love these brownie bars!

Buy them right here! Click on box below.

 

Mini Turkey Meatloaf and Maple Green Beans

Mini Turkey Meatloaf and Maple Green Beans

Sheet-Pan Dinner

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons 365 Everyday Value Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for oiling pan
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup grated sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup barbeque sauce, divided
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon 365 Everyday Value Organic Maple Syrup
Method:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly oil a large sheet tray. In a bowl, mix turkey, onion, sweet potato, 3 tablespoons barbeque sauce, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Form into four loaves, brush with remaining 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce and bake on sheet tray for 20 minutes.

In a large bowl, toss green beans with maple syrup, oil and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Arrange on sheet tray next to meatloaves and roast until tender and meatloaves are cooked through (165°F), 20 to 25 minutes more.

Nutritional Info:

Per Serving:

  • 290 calories (100 from fat)
  • 11g total fat
  • 2.5g saturated fat
  • 80mg cholesterol
  • 1120mg sodium
  • 24g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 13g sugar)
  • 25g protein

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/3323?utm_source=email&utm_medium=Meat&utm_term=Meats&utm_content=Recipe&utm_campaign=2012_09_05_Recipes