Hearty Winter Salad

Recipes, Veggie of the Month, What we're up to
We know that spring is upon us but we had to share what has become what we call in the Berg house our Winter Salad. This hearty salad has plenty of crunch and fiber to almost make it a meal. For me at least I need a little more protein. This salad checks off a lot of requirements for us. One it keeps for 3-4 days. (I hate chopping vegetables every day!) It is full of different colors of veggies. Meaning more nutrients. It has a very satisfying crunch to it. Oh and it tastes pretty good too. We also wanted to give all of our Habitual Fix members a little more inspiration during our vegetable week! Plus inspire all of our other clients to eat more veggies! For more info check…
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Spring Salad

Recipes, Veggie of the Month
One of my favorite memories growing up was picking wild fresh asparagus when visiting my aunt and uncle in Nebraska. Picking this strange vegetable fresh and then cooking it up salified my love of asparagus.  It was because of this fond childhood memory that a couple of years ago I tried growing it to no success. For the past two years I have nurtured and watered and tried to keep my little asparagus plants alive. Unfortunately this spring the plant was just dead. So I headed to Trader Joes to pick my asparagus instead of enjoying it fresh from the garden. Since I am constantly trying to get more vegetables into my daily diet as well as preaching to all my clients to eat more veggies I thought I would…
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NORI – A Super Food

Meal Planning, Veggie of the Month
Obviously, for a land locked area like Spokane sea vegetables are not top on everyone's list. Ease of access probably being the biggest reason for this lack of exposure. However, sheets of nori are now widely available in the Asian section of any grocery store and if you live in Spokane we actually have a couple of great Asian markets.  Nori is a sustainable crop that requires no fertilizers. It usually gets all the nutrients it needs from the environment. When processed into what we buy at the market, fresh nori is shredded, pressed into thin sheets, and then dried. Often what we purchase at the store is also toasted. During the drying process the seaweed turns a dark green or even black color. Iodine is one of the biggest…
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Nori Wraps

Meal Planning, Recipes, Veggie of the Month
When my life became gluten free a lot of foods were eliminated from my diet. One of my favorites were burritos. I literally lived on Taco Bell bean burritos the first trimester of my pregnancy with Jack. Flour tortillas are vehicles of food delivery that bring other yummy foods together. For example the tortilla is a vehicle for rice, beans, salsa and of course cheese. Just like chips become a vehicle for salsa. Crackers for cheese. So as my life changed from gluten filled to not, I had to find other vehicles for my food. One in particular is Nori. Yes that stuff that sushi rolls are made with. Also known as seaweed and also January's veggie of the month. I know a weird choice for a vegetable to highlight…
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SHREDDED BRUSSEL SPROUT SALAD

How To, Recipes, Veggie of the Month
This is the time of year that I start to really crave those amazing farmer's market freshly picked leafy greens. I know this is not what everyone craves in December but for me the crunch of good lettuce leaves is something I do enjoy. We recently have been including BIG salads into our daily diets. (Pictured to the left. Jason's is one meal mine is easily two!) Since the lettuce is a little lackluster and big salads become extremely boring to me. (Not Jason he could eat them every day.) I have turned to cabbage salads for my daily go to during the winter. One thing I love about any type of cabbage salad is the longevity. I can easily make the salad Sunday evening and still be eating it…
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