Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Parsley

PARSLEY Parsley is often thought of as a garnish, and it does make food look pretty, but it’s so much more than that!  It adds flavor to all kinds of dishes, from veggie salads to herb dips to veggie broths.  And it’s nutritious to boot!  One half cup of raw parsley leaves is an excellent […]

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Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Cilantro

CILANTRO Cilantro, also known as coriander, is a fabulous herb that adds tons of flavor wherever it goes.  It’s often found in Mexican food, but it is used in all kinds of cuisines from Indian to Chinese.  Cilantro has a very distinct flavor, which can be polarizing—people usually either love it or think it tastes […]

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Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Mint

MINT We all know mint as the wonderfully refreshing herb that makes our mouths feel nice and clean and settles our stomachs after a big meal.  But did you know that mint is good for more than just freshening your breath?  Just a few tablespoons of fresh mint leaves are a good source of vitamin […]

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Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Basil

BASIL Summer is a great time for growing herbs.  We’ve got them growing every which way we look!  One of our favorite summertime herbs is basil.  It has a very distinct taste—a little like licorice, or anise, and sometimes lemon, depending on the variety.  It goes great with fresh summer tomatoes, makes a delicious pesto […]

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Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Zucchini

ZUCCHINI Summer time means summer squash, and zucchini is one of our favorite summer squashes at HealthBarn USA.  It may look like a cucumber, but zucchini is much sweeter and has a creamier, less watery texture.  We love its sweet, summery, flavor and, of course, we love its health benefits! One cup of chopped raw […]

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Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Garlic Scapes

GARLIC SCAPES Garlic scapes are one of those wonderful foods that somehow many people don’t know about at all!  They’re sort of a happy side effect of growing garlic.  Garlic plants have long, skinny leaves that shoot out above ground, as well as thick, curling stems called scapes.  Many times they’re just cut away and […]

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Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Strawberries

STRAWBERRIES Strawberries are the most popular fruit among  kids!  They’re way better than candy when they’re fresh and in season, as they are right now.  Sweet, juicy, and super nutritious: what more could you ask for?  One cup of halved strawberries is an excellent source of vitamin C (more than a day’s worth!) and the […]

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Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Potatoes

POTATOES It’s time for planting potatoes at HealthBarn USA!  Here in the tri-state area, lots of varieties are grown, from long and skinny fingerlings to Adirondack Blues.  And as long as you’re not turning them into French fries, potatoes offer tons of nutritional value, differing slightly depending on the variety.  One medium baked potato, with […]

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Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Green Bush Beans

GREEN BUSH BEANS Green beans are fun to eat because they’re so munchable!  At HealthBarn USA, kids love plucking a fresh green bean off the plant delicately and nibbling on it right in our organic garden.  They’re super sweet and crisp!  And better yet, they’re oh-so-healthy!  One cup of raw green beans is an excellent […]

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Weekly Seasonal Recipe: Blueberries

BLUEBERRIES Can you tell we’re eager for berry season here at HealthBarn USA?!  Last week, raspberries, and this week we have blueberries on our mind!  Blueberries are versatile fruit: great for fruit salads, grain salads, smoothies, and baked goods!  But did you know that this delicious little fruit is also a super food?  Their deep […]

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