Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Nutty Nutrition

nuts

Nuts and seeds are calorie-rich and easy to snack on. The most popular nuts eaten in the U.S. are walnuts, pecans, filberts, hazelnuts, cashews, Brazil nuts, pistachios, almonds, pine nuts, chestnuts and macadamia nuts. Popular seeds include pumpkin, sesame, flax and sunflower seeds.   Nuts and seeds contain many nutrients,…
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Pecan Stuffed Acorn Squash

pecanstuffedsquash

This stuffed squash recipe provides 40 percent of the recommended daily allowance for vitamin C and 15 percent of iron. What’s more, each serving is perfectly portioned inside half the acorn squash so you won’t be tempted to overeat the delicious filling. Serves: 12 Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time:…
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Breakfast: The first meal of good health

breakfast

When most Americans lived on farms, breakfast was a major meal of the day. Chores often preceded it so stomachs had a chance to wake up before the meal was served. Now many of us just try to grab something on the way out the door or from a fast…
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Recipe: Fall Harvest Salad

apples

This recipe can easily be cut in half if fewer servings are needed. It is a colorful side dish for a tailgate party, potluck or holiday dinner. Ingredients: 4 carrots, shredded 3 small parsnips, shredded 2 Granny Smith apples (or any other variety), peeled, cored and finely chopped 1 cup…
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Recipe: Roasted Figs with Honey

figs and honey

 

Figs are harvested in Georgia from mid-June to mid-October. One medium-sized, fresh fig averages 37 calories, 10 grams of carbohydrates and about 2 grams of fiber.
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Recipe: Field Peas & Rice

fresh field peas

Field peas have been used in the South for over 300 years. They were first grown in the rice and corn fields to add nitrogen back into the soil.

 
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