By Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN, CD Jackson In Action Communications Director
Harvest of the Month is a Jackson County, Wisconsin initiative that highlights a different produce item every month. September features cooking demos on WEAU-TV 13, Eau Claire, Wisconsin and a taste-testing event at Black River Memorial Hospital. A video of each Harvest of the Month recipe is also available at www.brmh.net/recipes.
Turn Out for these Turnip Events: Events:
Watch WEAU-TV-13 Thurs Dec. 20, 4 p.m. Newscast. “Turnip” live cooking demo with Black River Memorial Hospital Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN,CD
BRMH Hospital - Harvest of the Month Turnip Event –Wed. Dec. 19, 11:30am – 12:30 pm. Black River Memorial Hospital Café, Black River Falls, Wisconsin.
Turnip Tips & Nutrition
· A one-cup serving of turnips has 34 calories, dietary fiber, and vitamin C.
· The best way to store turnips is wrapped in plastic and refrigerated for up to two weeks.
Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN, CD is Communications Director for Jackson In Action and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Black River Memorial Hospital. She develops B-WELLthy Harvest of the Month recipes and videos and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.
RECIPE: TURNIP TATER MASH
Pairing turnips with taters means the end result is a great tasting mash that is lower in carbs!
Servings: 10 (Approx.1/2 c. ea.)
10 Medium red potatoes: Skin on and quartered
2 Turnips: peeled and cubed
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
Salt and Pepper—sprinkle lightly
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped
1/2 Cup low fat milk, warmed
2 Tablespoons melted butter
Place turnips and potato on a baking sheet in a single layer and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast the vegetables for 20 minutes. Stir the veggies and continue roasting for 15- 20 minutes longer. The potatoes and turnips will be tender and lightly golden brown when finished.
Transfer to a mixing bowl. Add the milk, melted butter and thyme and mash using a hand-held potato masher (for a lumpier mash) or use a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and blend on medium speed until creamy. Taste the mash and season with additional salt and pepper to taste, if necessary.
Perfect holiday side dish~
Approx. nutrition information per 1/2 c. Serving. Approx. 150 Calories, 5g Fat, 24g Carb., 3g Protein, 3g Fiber
MORE RECIPES: www.JacksonInAction.org/recipes
Harvest of the Month is a partnership between Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services, Black River Memorial Hospital, Together for Jackson County Kids, Ho-Chunk Nation, UW Extension-Jackson County, Lunda Community Center, Boys and Girls Club, Hansen’s IGA, local school districts, The Library and the community.