Back to the Basics 101 Member Community: Nourishment From The Source
Our theme for this segment is PRUNING. Watch the video above as we offer ways to help you “simplify” your busiest time of year (whenever that may be).
ENJOY the meal suggestions for this busy time. We hope it helps make your life a little easier while nourishing your body.
Don’t forget: head over to our FB Community page to tell us about your experiences with any of the recipes. This is a community (we will remind you of this often), so we want to hear from YOU!
Below you will find menu suggestions for each day in December (or whatever month is busiest for you). Many suggestions have a recipe video, so click the text to watch the video.
For Saturdays, simply pull out the leftovers in your fridge. Get creative with them. OR repeat your favorite meal from the week!
Nourishing snacks for gatherings and/or special occasions:
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins-can make mini Banana Bread loaves to take to neighbors or coworkers as gifts during Christmas or on other special occasions.
Toasted Pecans-add dried fruit and chocolate chips to make a Trail Mix.
Zucchini Bread-make mini loaves to give as a hostess gift.
Cinnamon Rolls-nourishing sweet treat without compromise.
Fruit Muffins-a great treat to make for Christmas morning or other special occasion.
Granola-great snack and good amount of protein to keep in your vehicle to sustain you on the road.
Brownie Bliss-beautiful, chocolate-y, yummy, nourishing.
Parfaits-this treat takes Brownie Bliss to the next level.
Tarts-a great replacement for “fried pies.”
What’s in Season:
Credit for this information goes to the USDA (SNAP-Ed Connection).
Note: What’s in season near you will differ according to region, climate, and weather. Find your local farmers to discover what’s available in your area (& better yet, grow some produce of your own, if you can)!
WINTER– Apples, Avocados, Bananas, Beets, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Collard Greens, Grapefruit, Herbs, Kale, Kiwifruit, Leeks, Lemons, Limes, Onions, Oranges, Parsnips, Pears, Pineapples, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Rutabagas, Sweet Potatoes & Yams, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Winter Squash
SPRING– Apples, Apricots, Asparagus, Avocados, Bananas, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Collard Greens, Garlic, Herbs, Kale, Kiwifruit, Lemons, Lettuce, Limes, Mushrooms, Onions, Peas, Pineapples, Radishes, Rhubarb, Spinach, Strawberries, Swiss Chard, Turnips
SUMMER– Apples, Apricots, Avocados, Bananas, Beets, Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Carrots, Celery, Cherries, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Herbs, Honeydew Melon, Lemons, Lima Beans, Limes, Mangos, Okra, Peaches, Plums, Raspberries, Strawberries, Summer Squash, Tomatillos, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Zucchini
FALL– Apples, Bananas, Beets, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Collard Greens, Cranberries, Garlic, Ginger, Grapes, Green Beans, Herbs, Kale, Kiwifruit, Lemons, Lettuce, Limes, Mangos, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Peas, Pineapples, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Radishes, Raspberries, Rutabagas, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes & Yams, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Winter Squash