Sizzle with Pepper Power Medley for Harvest of the Month in August

By Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN, CD, Jackson In Action Communications Director 

Pepper Power Medley    Photo: Katie Schmidt Recipe/Food Styling: Ruth Chipps

Pepper Power Medley Photo: Katie Schmidt Recipe/Food Styling: Ruth Chipps

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Bell Peppers

Harvest of the Month August

 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

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Turn Out for These Green Bell Pepper Events:

Watch WEAU-TV-13 Thurs August 22 at the 4 p.m. Newscast. “Peppers” live cooking demo with Black River Memorial Hospital Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN, CD

BRMH Hospital - Harvest of the Month Pepper Event –Wed. Aug. 28, 11:30am – 12:30 pm. Black River Memorial Hospital Café, Black River Falls, Wisconsin.

Pepper Power Medley

Pepper Power Medley

Bell Pepper Tips & Nutrition 

 NUTRITION

One cup has only 20 Calories and contains fiber, Vitamin C and other nutrients.

 USES:

  • Fresh peppers on salads and with dips.

  • Toss into an Asian stir-fry.

  • Saute with garlic

  • Puree into a cold Gazpacho Soup

 More Bell Pepper information here.                  

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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.

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RECIPE: Pepper Power Medley

Serve this powerhouse of flavor, color and nutrition chilled with salad greens or as a warm side dish.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil

  • 1 -2 Zucchini, sliced

  • 4 large sweet red, yellow, orange or green peppers, sliced

  •  2 cups red cabbage, sliced

  •  4 tsp. apple cider vinegar (or other variety)

  •  Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil or Thyme leaves

  • Optional- For a spicy kick, add 2 teaspoons Thai curry paste- green or red

 Directions:

1. In a large skillet heat the oil until hot.  Add the zucchini, peppers and carrot.  Cook over medium heat, stirring for about 5 minutes.

2. Add the cabbage, vinegar and salt and pepper. If desired, add the Thai curry paste. Continue to cook for about 5 minutes longer or until  the vegetables are tender crisp. Make s4-6 servings.    Nutr. Info: Approx.

PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE

 MORE RECIPES: www.JacksonInAction.org/recipes

To view a video of the recipe and printable recipe, go to www.JacksonInAction.org/recipes

Watch This Month’s Pepper B-WELLthy Recipe Video Here:

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Pepper Power Medley

Pepper Power Medley

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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. 

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