Nutrition Matters – June 2022

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Spring is officially here and green vegetables are in abundance. Spring is also when Farmers’ Market crowds pick back up just in time for the warm weather. Be sure to check your local Farmers’ Market for locally grown produce. Try this delicious one pan recipe to make sure your Farmers’ Market produce does not go to waste.

One Pan Sausage & Vegetables

Ingredients:  12-16 ounces of smoked turkey or chicken sausage (about 3 cups), 2 cups sweet potato (diced into 1/2″ cubes), 2 cups broccoli florets, 1 cup chopped bell pepper (any colors you like), 2 cloves garlic minced, 2 tablespoons olive oil,  1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning (or taco seasoning), 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

Directions:  Preheat oven to 400 F. Slice the sausage into 1″ rounds. Dice the sweet potatoes into small 1/2″ cubes. Add sausage, veggies and minced garlic to a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the Italian spices or your favorite spice blend. Seasoning with salt and pepper. Toss veggies with your hands until they are fully combined and coated with olive oil and spices. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping hallway. Enjoy with rice!

For additional foods, health and nutrition information contact Shelina Bonner, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Greene County Center at (252) 747-5831.