Kale and celery shouldn’t be the only green foods we see on social media! Here are a few more green recipes to add to your routine – on St. Patrick’s Day and beyond.
Curry Zucchini Soup
Peak of the Market – their recipe search feature is a great way to find new ideas including this soup!
This is an old one but a good one! Simple and tasty, just the right amount of curry. Definitely in my usual soup rotation.
2 Tbsp margarine
1 large onion, chopped
1 apple, cored and chopped (I don’t peel it – keep that skin with the nutrition!)
2 tsp curry powder
4 cups chicken broth (lower the salt by replacing some of broth with water)
1/4 cup uncooked rice
2 cups zucchini, diced
1 cup milk
toasted almonds – sliced or slivered
In a large saucepan, heat margarine. Add onion and apple, cooking until soft. Stir in curry powder, cooking for about 1 minute.
Pour in chicken broth/water and heat to boiling. Add rice and zucchini. Cover pan and simmer until rice and zucchini are soft and tender, about 30 mins.
Pour into a blender (I use an immersion/ stick blender) and process until smooth. Return to pan and add milk. Heat until flavours blend.
Top with toasted almonds.
One of the recipes I found while looking through this year’s Nutrition Month info. Looking forward to trying it out! If you get to trying it before me, I would love to hear what you think of it.
As always, not an endorsement and no affiliations. But I am a fan of Hemp Hearts from Manitoba Harvest. Tasty with a nice texture, even for eating on their own. This recipe gets the goodness of hemp hearts into a classic and versatile (green) snack option. See my recent article about snacking to fuel your body – this recipe is a great fit with the added protein and fibre of hemp hearts.
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Angela Hubbard is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) with 10 years experience working in the field of nutrition. Her work focuses on empowering people with young minds and aging bodies as they enter their retirement years and beyond. In her off time she loves swapping recipes, creating and exploring Northern BC life with her young family.