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24.6.13

Seasons App: Eating Locally and Seasonally #Healthy Eating #Weekly Menu Plan

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Seasons app

I have been trying to eat more seasonally and locally and I have found the Seasons App extremely helpful. This app can be used in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe. Enter your location and it will tell you what fruits and vegetables are in season, by categories, by month. It has a search tool if you want to look up when an item is in season... and it can tell you were the closest farmer's market is located, all this for $1.99.

I found it to be a good investment. Eating seasonally and locally is more nutritious, less expensive, better for the environment and it sure reduces meal planning boredom. 

Thanks to this app I have cooked vegetables that I had never heard of: celery root?... and explored new ways to cook rhubarb... along with being reminded to get certain fruits, like cherries, when they are at their peak of flavor.

It is really convenient when you are out shopping to be able to look up produce on your phone. There are several different apps out there. You may want to check out some of the others available, but I really liked this one.

Enjoy the bounty of the season,

Diane


Weekly Menu Plan:


Sunday: Grilled Shrimp with Lime Marinade rice and fruit salad

Meatless Monday: Socca with Spring Pesto 

Tuesday: Taco Lasagna with guacomole and salad

Wednesday: Autumn Mac n Cheese with cucumber salad

Thursday: Cacio e Pepe with garlicky broccoli rabe

Friday: Dinner out

Saturday: Steak on the grill with a Chimichurri rub corn on the cob, salad.


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Tuesday Food:
Hearth & Soul Blog Hop @ Premeditated Leftovers
Totally Tasty Tuesday @ Mandy's Recipe Box
Show Me What You Got @ Our Delightful Home
In & Out of the Kitchen @ Feeding Big & More
Tuesday's Table @ Love in the Kitchen
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Wednesday Food:
Cast Party Wednesday @ Lady Behind the Curtain 
 Wednesday Whatsit @White Lights on Wednesday 
Fresh Foods Wednesdays @ Gastronomical Sovereignty
Show and Share @ Semi Homemade Mom
Wonderful Food Wednesdays at @ All She Cooks
Wednesday Extravaganza @ Hunger Little Girl
Wonderful Wednesdays @Ducks 'n a Row

Thursday Food:
Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Link it Up Thursday @ Seven Alive
Fantastic Thursday @ Three Little Chiefs
Thriving on Thursdays @ Domesblissity
Tasty Thursdays @ The Mandatory Mooch


Friday Food:
Foodie Friday @ Home Maid Simple
Freedom Friday @ My Turn
Friday Favorite (DYI too) @ Simple Sweet Home
Foodie Friday @ Not Your Ordinary Recipes
Friday Favorite Finds @ Finding Joy in my Kitchen
Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm 
Weekend Wonders @ The Thriftiness Miss
Friday Food Frenzy @ Mostly Food and Crafts 
Weekend Potluck @ Sunflower Supper Club
Friday Linky Party @ The Pin Junkie 

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10 comments:

  1. I try to eat as local as I can too. Luckily we have a Farmer's market close by and I grow a lot of our herbs and vegetables. Looks like a great app!

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    1. We don't have anything close by even a grocery store is 20 minutes away. We do grow a vegetable garden but we don't really get anything until August. That is great that you have a market close by it keeps you in season without having to try.

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  2. I'm going to look into that app! Your meals this week sound wonderful Diane.

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    1. Thanks Adelina... it's a fun and helpful app.

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  3. Thanks for the tip on this app. I actually saw this in Better Homes and Gardens this month and have been meaning to download it. I'll check it out.

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    1. Glad to hear it is getting big press. I really find it useful.

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  4. I love all of these menu plans that I see! I really need to do this but I'm so random at what I make. I get an idea and I have to do it the same day!

    Hope you have a wonderful week, Diane! We start our mini vacation on Thursday. We are going to the Keys. I can't wait!

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    1. Have fun... you must make a lot of trips to the grocery store.

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  5. We try to eat seasonally too. We are lucky to have several farmers markets within just a few miles. This year I have discovered several new goodies, including sorrel.

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    1. Thats fantastic Keri, it's so great to hear about more and more people eating locally and in season.

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