Monday, February 16, 2009

Farmer's Market Shopping

These urban markets have been repopulating themselves into big cities and towns alike. They are a great place to shop if you're trying to be healthy and eat local. Purchasing vegetables at a Green Market on a Saturday can save you a lot of time during the week. Choose 3-4 types of vegetables to prepare and 1-2 kinds of meat you want to eat during the week. Prepare foods and store them in the fridge for fairly quick fixings.

Meats:
Turkey burgers (you can buy them in bulk)
Turkey hot dogs
shrimp (pre-cooked, just thaw!)
breakfast sausage, cooked
roast beef (shredded)
chicken salad (light version)

Vegetables:
broccoli (steamed and stored in the fridge)
califlower mash (steam a head of califlower and mash two teaspoons of yogurt butter and two wedges of laughing cow cheese into it. Store this for use in recipes)
squash
zucchini
tomatoes
cabbage (shredded, great replacement for pasta style dishes)

Cheeses: (Use sparingly! No more than 1 tablespoon per serving in a meal)
Bleu Chese crumbs
Feta crumbs
Colby Jack
Swiss
Guryere
Gouda
Goat's milk

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