Produce aisles are a great place to find seasonal fruits and vegetables on sale. Market Basket Foods has a wide selection of fresh, delicious, and often, local grown produce. Don’t forget to check out the ready-made salads to-go. These salads are labeled by the calories and include a variety of choices such as southwestern, caesar, and ranch. Calories can range from 260 to 500 calories per salad, and make a great healthy choice for lunch or dinner.
Right now seasonal vegetables are asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, oranges, sweet onions, and strawberries. Each of these fruits or vegetables are full of healthy vitamins and fiber, which help build a strong immune system and protect from disease. Asparagus, broccoli, and cauliflower are each very delicious as roasted vegetables. Below is a recipe for roasting these vegetables that is sure to win with you and your family at the dinner table.
Asparagus may be substituted with broccoli or cauliflower.
Makes: 4 servings
Each serving contains: 67 calories, 3 g fat, 4 g carbohydrates, 6 g protein
- 1 bunch of Asparagus Spears
- 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
- ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese
- Salt and Pepper (to taste)
Preheat the oven to 425˚. Cut off approximately 2 inches of the asparagus stalk. Rinse and pat dry asparagus, then place in a large plastic freezer bag. Pour the olive oil in with the asparagus, close the bag (let air escape out), and roll the bag in a back and forth motion to spread the olive oil over all of the asparagus spears. Place the asparagus in an oven pan, sprinkle with the parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 15 to 18 minutes, then remove when the vegetables begin to brown and are tender crispy. Delicious!