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 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.
Bell Pepper Tips & Nutrition
One cup has only 20 Calories and contains fiber, Vitamin C and other nutrients.
Fresh peppers on salads and with dips.
Toss into an Asian stir-fry.
Saute with garlic
Puree into a cold Gazpacho Soup
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: Pepper Power Medley
Serve this powerhouse of flavor, color and nutrition chilled with salad greens or as a warm side dish.
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
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.
MORE RECIPES: www.JacksonInAction.org/recipes
To view a video of the recipe and printable recipe, go to 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