Side dishes make Thanksgiving a feast of color and taste. Orange sweet potatoes, ruby red beets, white cauliflower, and crimson cranberry sauce. While beautiful, it's a lot of food to prepare!
Harvest Home understands the work involved, and we've put together a few fast, easy ways to have a tastier and healthier feast:
ONE: Start with FRESH fruits and veggies for better taste and color. They're also more nutritious! Find them at one of our markets in your neighborhood. Our produce is FRESH: Picked yesterday and delivered today, our fruits and veggies have better taste and more nutrition than what is in your supermarket. We also take SNAP, EBT, WIC and Healthbucks. Not to mention, our prices are better than most stores, giving you more for your hard-earned dollars!
TWO: Substitute olive oil for the butter normally used in dishes. For mashed potatoes, use ¾ of a Tbsp of olive oil in place of 1 Tbsp of butter to get silkier taters with a slightly nutty flavor. It's an easy way to reduce calories, add antioxidants for your immune system, get rid of the cholesterol and add vitamins E & K for heart health.
THREE: Cook two dishes at once! Getting that feast on the table isn't easy. There are always too many dishes and not enough room. To make life a little easier, roast your vegetables along with the turkey. Follow the recipe for Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips and Brussels sprouts using your favorite root veggie and herbs. Slip them into the oven, one shelf below your turkey. Roasting not only makes cooking easier, but it locks in more nutrition.
We hope these three quick tips add a little color and a lot of taste to Turkey Day this year. We'd also like to THANK YOU for being a Harvest Home Farmer's Market customer! Next week, our markets will be closing down for the winter (with the exception of our Harlem Hospital Market which operates all year long) and we are offering DOUBLE HEALTH BUCKS FOR ALL ELIGIBLE SENIORS from now until the end of the season. To learn more about our Health Seniors Healthy Shopper Program, click HERE or call (646) 688-5272 or (646) 461-8875.
Happy Thanksgiving from the Harvest Home family to you and yours! May it be easier, tastier and healthier than ever
Carrot, Apple & Beet Salad
- 1 large beet
- 3 carrots
- 2 apples
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 3 tsp apple cider vinegar
Grate beets, carrots and apples in a large bowl.
Add olive oil, vinegar and toss.
You may also cut veggies into small pieces rather than grate
Cooking with Olive Oil
- Heat, light and air all affect olive oil in a negative way.
- Olive oil is best stored in sealable metal tins or dark glass bottles to protect the oil from the light.
- Use olive oil to cut down fat calories and get healthy fat you need.
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