Farmers’ Market Season

Summer brings the season of fresh fruits and vegetables! Packed with vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and fiber, produce provides a high-nutrient value with fewer calories.  Embrace all the in-season fruits and vegetables by tossing them into a frittata, smoothie, salad or just enjoy as a snack. The local farmer’s market is a great way to explore fruits and vegetables at their freshest (visit http://www.buylocalnebraska.org for market times and locations).  

For a quick and easy dressing that can be used on any vegetable salad or side, whisk 2 TBSP olive oil, 1/4 c balsamic vinegar, 2 TBSP honey, season with salt and pepper. Pinched for time…buy a pre-made balsamic glaze (found at most markets near the vinegar) to top salads, roasted vegetables or even mixed berries.

If you are a patient and have questions about your diet, please ask your oncologist at your next appointment about receiving a complimentary nutritional session with Melanie Mitchell, SNCC Registered Dietitian.

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