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 Strawberry Events:
Watch WEAU-TV-13 Thurs June 20 at the 4 p.m. Newscast. “Strawberry” live cooking demo with Black River Memorial Hospital Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN,CD
BRMH Hospital - Harvest of the Month Strawberry Event –Wed. June 26, 11:30am – 12:30 pm. Black River Memorial Hospital Café, Black River Falls, Wisconsin.
Strawberry Tips & Nutrition
· Strawberries have Vitamin C, folate and fiber
· One cup of whole strawberries has 46 calories
· Refrigerate unwashed berries in a non-airtight container lined with paper towels and use within a few days
· To freeze, place clean, hulled berries in a single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze. Once frozen, place in a sealed plastic bag and use within 6 months
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: Strawberry Spinach Salad
This rainbow-bright salad is bursting with good nutrition and fresh flavor. Add a protein such as grilled chicken or salmon for a perfect meal.
Ingredients (6 Servings)
8 oz. spinach or mixed greens
1 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 c. fresh blueberries
1/2 c. mandarin oranges
¼ c. pecans
¼ c. sliced almonds
3 oz. crumbled feta, goat or gorgonzola cheese
2 Tbsp. green onions, chopped
Honey Cider Dressing:
1/2 c. orange juice
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. apple cider (or white) vinegar
1/2 Tbsp. honey
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
Prepare dressing, pour over salad, and toss to combine
Variations: Substitute various fruit choices and add grilled chicken breast or salmon for a complete meal. Makes 8 servings (one cup ea.) Nutrition Info. per serving approx. 150 Calories, 11g Fat, 10g Carbohydrate, 2 g Fiber, 4g Protein.
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.
More at: www.JacksonInAction.org