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Tired of cooking the same thing over and over? Try a few of the following new delicious, and easy to make recipes. These recipes are not only tasty, but they are also filled with great sources of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients!

1. Radish and Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Step One: Salad

Cut one pound of sugar snap peas and 12 radishes. Set into a bowl and put aside.

Step Two: Dressing

Use a blender to mix the following ingredients together:

– ½ of an avocado

– 2 tablespoon of apple-cider vinegar

– 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

– ½ teaspoon of salt

– ½ teaspoon of pepper

– ½ teaspoon of Dijon mustard

– ¼ teaspoon of olive oil

– ¼ teaspoon of ground coriander

– ¼ cup of water

You can continue to add water until you find the perfect consistency for your dressing.

Step Three: Combine

Pour the dressing over the sugar snap peas and radishes and enjoy!

Health Benefits

Not only is this dish delicious, but it’s good for you too! Radishes have a low calorie count but provide plenty of nutrients like vitamin C, fiber, phosphorus, and zinc. Radishes also contain a high amount of water, which helps keep you hydrated and your skin looking healthy, perfect for a day out in the California sun. Sugar snap peas are filled with vitamin K, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. These vitamins help improve bone and heart health.

2. Veggie Soup

Step One: Vegetables

Dice the onions, carrots, celery, and kale.

Step Two: Combine and cook

– Sauté diced onions and carrots in one tablespoon of olive oil

– Slowly add the beans, celery, and chicken broth

– Bring the soup mixture to a boil, and then add the kale, salt, and pepper

– Cool down to a simmer and taste test

Health Benefits

This scrumptious soup is a must try this fall, filled with nutrients to help keep your bones sturdy, your heart healthy, and your immune system strong. Kale is considered a superfood containing calcium, fiber, and vitamin A. Onions help keep your immune system strong with their long list of minerals and vitamins: calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and fiber! Celery contains vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin D, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and vitamin K, which helps lower cholesterol, and keep your joints healthy.

3. Sweet and Sour Veggie Stir-Fry

Step One: Combine the following ingredients into a bowl…

– 1 cup of orange juice

– 1 tablespoon of honey

– 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

– 1 tablespoon of cornstarch

– 1 teaspoon of light soy sauce

– ¼ teaspoon of ginger

Step Two: Cut the vegetables…

Cut 2 red bell peppers, 2 green bell peppers, 1 onion, and fresh broccoli.

Step Three: Add heat

In a skillet, heat two tablespoons of oil and add broccoli, onions and bell peppers. Stir occasionally for about four minutes until the vegetables are fully cooked. Mix in sweet and sour sauce and let it cook for another 2 minutes.

Step Four: Enjoy!

If you want to make this dish a little heavier, you can serve the stir-fry over brown rice.

Health Benefits

This sweet and sour stir-fry is sure to be a hit when you host friends at your next potluck dinner. Bell peppers contain plenty of vitamin A and vitamin C to give your immune system a boost, and help your skin stay healthy. Bell peppers also contain vitamin E and vitamin B6 which is known to help the nervous system, and renew cells. Broccoli is known as an anti-inflammatory, and it related to heart health and lowering cholesterol.

Ready to try out these new recipes in your kitchen at Lake Park? Your first step is to gather all the groceries you need for these recipes. Lake Park is conveniently just a short walk away from Nature’s Best Grocery Store where you can find all the ingredients you are looking for.

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