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Free Printable Farmer’s Market Guide!


Farmer's Market Shopping

Good Morning!

Did you have a fun Memorial Day weekend? I had a blast! It was so nice to relax and play, with no obligations or “to do” list!  We visited our farmer’s market this weekend. I love the beginning of growing season and all the local produce bursting with nutrition and so fresh! It is also a great outing and sense of community while you support local growers. Here is your free guide! Compliments of me and Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the school where I graduated as a Health Coach!

Just click the guide below, and you will have a free PDF printout you can take with you and refer to! There is also a free recipe and other health tips using Farm Market finds!

Farmers Market Guide

Enjoy your day!

Sandra Shields, Certified Health Coach

20 Paleo Salads to Make This Summer!


20 Paleo Salads To Make This Summer!

Looking to shake up your salads? I have you covered with 20 delicious recipes that I rounded up for you so you don’t have to! Lighter Fare is very appealing in the warmer months of Summer. The Farm Markets are bursting with peak-season produce chocked full of abundant nutrients.

Enjoy these 20 Paleo Summer Salad recipes by some wonderful bloggers. Mix it up! The fleeting availability of Summer fruit and vegetables make it an exciting time for salads. Make the most of the season!

Bacon Date Fennel Salad with Grilled Peaches from Savory Lotus

Low FodMap Seven Layer Salad from A Girl Worth Saving

Broccoli Salad with Crispy Bacon from Paleo Grubs

Paleo Steak Salad with Coconut Pan Fried-Peaches by Paleo Magazine

Tangled Thai Salad by Danielle Walker

Summer Peach and Berry Fruit Salad by Me 🙂

Paleo Detox Salad from Fed & Fit

Hot Cranberry Spinach Salad from The Paleo Mom

Warm Taco Style Salad from The Healthy Foodie

Bistro Lemon Chicken Dinner Salad by Me 🙂

Tarragon Chicken Salad with Asparagus, Strawberries and Djon Vinaigrette from The Thin Twin

Easy Turkey and Bacon Club Salad from Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites

Italian Chopped Salad from Paleo Hope and Autoimmune Disease

Strawberry and Macadamia Nut Chicken Salad from Girl Meets Paleo

Chicken and Cabbage Salad with Almond Butter Dressing from Paleo Leap

Endive, Radicchio and Apple Salad with Porkitos and Hazelnuts by Nom Nom Paleo

Cape Cod Chopped Salad by Barefoot Contessa via Food Network (Cheese Optional)

Deli Chicken Salad by Sam

Peachy Jar Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette by Sam

Spiralized Golden Beet Salad by Sam

Patriotic Nice Cream Sundae


A cold something something that is creamy and cooling when sliding down sends me into bliss mode on a warm day. I know it does for you too! That’s why ice cream is so, so popular. It reaches the feel good receptors in our brain!

I love making this particular sundae around Independence Day aka July 4th because there are fresh, local, juicy berries at the Farm Market!

This recipe is healthy, cold, creamy, and bursting with berries which are full of antioxidants, vitamin c, fiber and sunshine! If you have been working out like me, there is also a good dose of potassium in the bananas!

Patriotic Nice Cream Sundae

Patriotic Nice Cream Sundae

Patriotic Nice Cream Sundae

You will need a high speed blender to make the Nice Cream, and it is simple and quick!

Ingredients:

Sundae Topping:

1 1/2 Cups of Juicy Strawberries

1 Cup of Juicy Blueberries

Place the washed berries in seperate mixing bowls, and muddle with a potato masher or pastry cutter to release some of the juices and break up the berries a bit.

Nice Cream

3 Bananas, Ripe and Frozen

1 Tablespoon of Honey

2 Teaspoons of Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

Blend on high until creamy. You will need a plunger to push down the bananas. Blend just until incorporated!

Layer the Nice Cream and Berries as desired. Eat immediately.

You know what I will be doing at some point this holiday weekend! 😉

Cheers!

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

 

Patriotic Nice Cream Sundae

Patriotic Nice Cream Sundae

 

Farm Market Haul (Are You Going to Eat All That!?)


Farm Market Bounty

Farm Market Bounty

Yep, we will eat it all! It is rare that we throw anything out.

The farm market, when it is at the peak of Summer, makes me feel like a little kid in a candy shop! There is much more bounty to come, however the lettuces, snap peas, strawberries, kale and spinach are at their peak. I am in Northern Michigan for the month of July and will be back home in Maryland next month.

This is what I brought home recently to last us four days. This doesn’t include the starchy vegetables that we eat as well, just what looked good at the Farmer’s Market. Our style of eating is to fill 2/3 of our plate with vegetables, including a serving or two of starchy vegetables and lots of non-starchy vegetables.  We almost always have a leafy green salad on the table.

The salad greens will be used in green smoothies and salads. I like to quickly cook spinach with pine nuts and garlic olive oil. I used the snap peas in a Cashew Chicken recipe from Russ Crandall’s new cookbook, Paleo Takeout…..so delicious…..I recommend the book!

Paleo Takeout Cashew Chicken

Paleo Takeout Cashew Chicken

What is your favorite vegetables? Are you trying new ones as well as your favorites? What do you like to go to the farm market to buy? I like to stroll through and find the produce that looks the freshest and most nutrient dense. It is exciting to find something new also, like the baby curly bibb lettues on the bottom right. They were so tender and pretty.

Farm Market Haul (Are You Going To Eat All of That!?)

Farm Market Haul (Are You Going To Eat All of That!?)

The Farm Market here is twice a week on Saturday and Wednesday mornings. What is your Farm Market like, and what are you eating this Summer?

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

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