In the last 24 hours I have eaten a smorgasbord of fresh produce from my garden and it’s technically not even summer yet!  Asparagus, beet tops, kale, strawberries and even broccoli are starting to be ready to eat! You can’t get fresher than right out of your yard.  The other added bonus is we don’t use chemicals on our garden so essentially they are all organic too!  So awesome and delicious!

IMG_1987My morning snack was a mouthwatering bowl of Greek yogurt with a handful of strawberries and a teaspoon of honey.  I needed some protein to keep me going through until lunch.

 My lunch was an amazing kale and beet top salad with chicken, pecans, cranraisins, roasted asparagus (see recipe below)  cherry tomatoes and a balsamic vinegarette dressing. Yum!

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So now that your mouths are all watering here is the good news!!  You can grow all this good stuff too!!  I know that I have a huge garden but you don’t have to!  Mine certainly didn’t start this big. It’s grown as we’ve added more produce to it and also to accommodate our growing family.  There is still time this Spring to plant most of the things in your garden!  Beets,  broccoli, beans, tomatoes, peppers, herbs… Think of the good things you can eat!  I really encourage you to give it a go.  If you have a small yard, try planting one of your flower beds with produce instead.  If you have no yard plant a herb garden on your porch and buy a patio tomato.  I like my herbs closer to my house so I’ve added this box to my own porch.  I added a patio tomato also as they tend to eat a couple weeks earlier at producing fruit.   Simple, easy. You can do it!

Now here’s that recipe I promised you earlier

Roasted Asparagus

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Roasted Asparagus

Ingredients

  • Fresh raw asparagus
  • Olive Oil (or whatever oil you prefer)
  • Garlic

Instructions

  • Place your asparagus on a baking sheet.
  • Drizzle with olive oil (approximately 1 teaspoon) and sprinkle with 1 clove of minced garlic. Toss to cover evening and place in a 375 degree oven for 5-8 minutes depending on how tender you like them. Be careful not to over cook them.

Notes

I love these roasted asparagus as a side dish drizzled with balsamic vinegar and sprinkled with grated parmesan cheese. I also eat them cold on salads. You can't go wrong!

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  1. oh. my. goodness. what a wonderful looking snack and lunch! we’ve always loved having a garden – cause nothing says fresh than when it comes from your own backyard

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