Healthy Eating From the Urban Garden
April 30- June 11, 2010
Community Nutrition Education www.cnesinc.org.
Community Nutrition Education Services INC. was established in 2006 for the specific purpose of promoting healthy nutrition and obesity prevention through community based collaborative research, service, training and mentoring of the general public, health care professionals and students.
Community Nutrition Education Services, Inc. is working in coordination with community based organizations that focus on community garden development.
- To provide experiences for participants to grow and harvest produce from the garden.
- To provide nutrition education on health benefits of the food harvested.
- To provide cooking experiences utilizing the produce harvested from the garden
The first plantings on May 7 were tomatoes, squash and peppers.
May 21, 2010
May 28, 2010
Peppers still flowering
First Taste of Produce
|Early Harvest of:|
Sunburst Squash/acorn shaped(white)
Cherry Tomatoes(still green)
Easy Squash Recipe
- The following recipe was developed for making a simple squash dish.
- Please share with family and friends. It is a great idea to begin cooking healthy foods with your family.
- www.mypyramid.gov is a great website to explore as you plan and prepare healthy meals for all family members
- Wash and slice the squash.
- Slice onions or use onion powder/ flakes.
- Spray pan with a nonstick cooking spray.
- Add onion first; let it brown in pan.
- Add squash, cover with lid, and cook until tender. Season with black or white pepper.
- Fiber source-improves bowel function
- Vitamin C source for healthy gums and teeth. The longer the vegetable cooks, the less vitamin C will be available.
- Limit the salt /sodium & fat/oil/butter or margarine added.
- Try adding other spices or flavored cooking sprays for more variety.
Recipes for tomatoes and peppers will be added as soon as the produce is available.