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National Eat Your Veggies Day

At the Warehouse in Somerville, New Jersey we know how important healthy eating is, and June 17th is National Eat Your Vegetables Day! Vegetables provide many nutruents, dietary fiber, and Vitamins A and C; eating vegetables high in potassium can also help to maintain a healthy blood pressure. We have listed a few of easy receipes utilizing vegetables that you can try.

 

Caprese Salad

3 vine-ripe tomatoes, 1/4-inch thick slices

1 pound fresh mozzarella, 1/4-inch thick slice

1 bunch fresh basil

Extra-virgin olive oil

Coarse salt and pepper

Layer the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil leafs on a platter and drizzle with olive oil and sprink with coarse salt and pepper. 

For a twist drizzle on a little balsamic vinegar

 

Glazed Carrots

2 pounds Carrots, peeled and sliced into sticks
1/4 cup Butter
1/4 cup packed Brown Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper

Place Carrots in large saucpan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, simmer until carrots 8-10 minutes, carrots should be tender. Drain and set aside in a bowl. 

Melt butter in saucepan, stir in brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir until sugar has dissolved. 

Toss Carrots in Brown Sugar sauce

Bake on 350 until carrots are roasted and glazed

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