Recipes from the Garden

Super Healthy Kale Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolatechipcookies-300x225Whipping up desserts is inevitable when you have kids, so why not add unexpected healthy ingredients to their sweet treats?This recipe offers a surprising twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie with the addition of kale!  Chopped vitamin-rich kale leaves are added to the cookie dough, and believe it or not, the kids will never know!
Kale is most in season in fall, when the kids have returned to school. So, this is the best time to make these green-infused chocolate chip cookies.

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Recipe: Grilled Spring Asparagus

grilled-asparagusAsparagus is one of those foods that when barbecued needs little flavor enhancement because the natural flavors are so incredible on their own. It tastes even better then freshly picked from the garden in spring.
For an easy and healthy vegetarian/vegan side dish for your barbecue, try this easy recipe for grilled spring asparagus.

1 pound fresh asparagus
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
The zest and juice from 1 lemon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly […]

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Kids’ DIY: Garden Fresh Pizza Creation Station

kids-300x199Making pizza is a fun activity that kids enjoy.  They love to create their own pizza masterpieces, and if you provide lots of interesting garden-fresh veggies to the fixings, they tend to dig into the healthy stuff and get creative.
Ingredients for 4 to 6 personal pizzas:
1 pound whole wheat or white pizza dough, cut into four to six even balls
1 medium zucchini and/or yellow summer squash, thinly sliced
1 medium sweet pepper, finely chopped
1 small package sliced, […]

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