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Nutrition Minute

Nutrition Minute held once a week at the VRWC will offer quick tips on ways to maintain healthy eating habits.

Wednesday, June 1, 12 – 1PM Polk Salad is in Season in Tennessee

Polk salad is ready to pick in Tennessee. It grows along fence rows and at the edge of the woods. Old folks in Tennessee said that you had to have polk salad in the spring to ‘clean out’ your system. Healthy and full of nutrition, you will want to taste these leafy greens.

Tuesday, June 7, 3 – 4PM Healthy Bites Double as Snack or Dessert

Sweet and chewy, these tasty bites combine tahini, sesame seeds and figs for a satisfying on-the-go snack that could double as dessert.

Friday, June 17, 11 – 12PM Fresh from the Garden

Mint grows well in Tennessee and adds a refreshing twist to summer meals. Stop by and taste it in a fresh vegetable  dish; you will want to prepare this combination throughout the summer months.

Wednesday, June 22, 12:30 – 1:30PM – Pass the Peas Please

Enjoy nutty farro, crunchy radishes and sweet peas in a tossed salad. This delightful salad can easily become the main course if topped with feta cheese.

Friday, July 1, 12 – 1PM – Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad

Celebrate the 4th with this delicious patriotic fruit salad.

Tuesday, July 26, 7 – 8 AM – Breakfast Using Seasonal Peaches

Top a slice of whole grain toast with a nut butter, sliced peaches, honey and cinnamon for a great start to a summer’s day.

Feel free to stop in for a minute or stay the whole time. Nutrition Minute is held in the lobby of the VRWC.