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During my second segment we talked about snack mixes made entirely out of items from the Produce Department. Yum! The Produce Department is always your best bet for healthier alternatives to traditional snack food. Yet, lots of people don’t realize just how many great snacks are available there! If you’re getting together with friends for the Big Game, why not make a snack mix buffet where friends can create their own mix? People will appreciate a healthier option & they will love being able to mix & choose their favorites! Two of my favorite snack mix recipes are a Sweet & Salty Snap Pea Mix and a Bold & Savory Lentil Mix. For both of these recipes I use Harvest Snaps as the base. Harvest Snaps are one of my favorites snacks. You can find them in the Produce Department & they come in two varieties – Snapea & Lentil. I like them because they are high in fiber & low in sodium & fat. They are also baked. The Snapea varieties are made from 70% whole Peas. The Lentil varieties use 65% Lentils. This completely addictive snack is also gluten free, which is a great option to offer guests with so many people avoiding gluten nowadays! Sweet & Salty Snap Pea Mix This Sweet & Salty Mix uses two of the Snapea varieties of Harvest Snaps. You can mix it all together or create a fun buffet by setting out different shaped containers of the following: Lightly Salted Snapea Crisps Black Pepper Snapea Crisps Dried Cranberries Banana Chips Chopped Dates Sliced Almonds Snapea Crisps   Bold & Savory Lentil Mix The Bold & Savory Mix uses two different types of the Lentil Snaps. Tomato Basil Lentil Snaps Onion Thyme Lentil Snaps Wasabi Peas Crystalized Ginger Pistachios Sun Dried Tomatoes Lentil Snaps I hope you’ll try these delicious & healthier options to the traditional snack mix & let me know what you think! Don’t be afraid to experiment & add in your own favorite items from the Produce Department! Enjoy! xoxo, The Produce Mom PS. Don't forget to Subscribe to my blog!   [post_title] => A Healthy Snack Mix Buffet for the Big Game [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => a-healthy-snack-mix-buffet [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-01-22 20:58:46 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-01-22 20:58:46 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.theproducemom.com/?p=4519 [menu_order] => 552 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 4508 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2014-01-21 16:52:49 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-01-21 16:52:49 [post_content] => Despite the snow, extreme cold and school closings, nothing could keep me away from my appearance on Indy Style (an Indianapolis Lifestyle/News Show) this morning! Did you see me? As usual, I had a blast! Indy Style is such a fun show and I was so honored to be featured again! For the first segment, I put show co-hosts, Andi Hauser and Tracy Forner, on the spot with a little test about lettuce. I brought five different types of artisan lettuces to see if Andi and Tracy could identify them. The lettuces for the quiz were all from one of my favorite produce suppliers—Tanimura & Antle. One of the things that I love about this grower is that they package their product right in the field! That means that you get the lettuce sooner (and fresher) than you would if they were to ship it to another facility for packing. It also means that your food goes through less handling before you get it. Here’s a picture of the Tanimura & Antle folks at work. Pretty cool, huh? Tanimura & Antle

 Artisan Lettuce Varieties

So are you ready to take the lettuce quiz to see if you can do better than Andy and Tracy? The first one is easy.

What type of lettuce is this?

Romaine It’s Romaine Lettuce! Did you get it right?

How about these? These are like brother & sister. They’re very popular for Deli’s to put on sandwiches.

md_27_GreenLeaf_Nk_600px md_30_RedLeaf_DSC3283_NoBand These two are Green Leaf and Red Leaf Lettuce.

This one is a bit harder. You see this sometimes in salad mixes. It has a slightly bitter flavor and tastes great with a lemon vinaigrette or some type of protein like cheese or meat. Do you know what it is?

  md_22_Endive1 It’s Endive! Extra points if you knew that one.

Ok, here’s the last lettuce. This one is similar in flavor to Endive but it has a less prickly texture.

md_24_Escarole_DSC3776_72ppi This is Escarole! So how did you do? Let me know in the comments below. Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know many! Andi and Tracy just knew the Romaine, but they were such good sports! While I was there I also shared this simple Artisan Greek Salad recipe. It's a Tanimura & Antle family recipe! When I’m watching football with friends, I like to serve this salad inside pita bread so people don’t have to mess with forks and bowls! Try out this recipe for the Big Game and let me know what you think! You can see the entire Indy Style segment here! Stay tuned for the next blog post featuring my second segment on Indy Style. Learn how to make a snack mix buffet with items all found in the Produce Department! Xoxo, The Produce Mom [post_title] => Do You Know Your Artisan Lettuce? [post_excerpt] => Do you know your artisan lettuce varieties? Take the quiz and find out! [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => do-you-know-your-artisan-lettuce [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-09-17 18:19:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-09-17 18:19:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.theproducemom.com/?p=4508 [menu_order] => 553 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 5 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 4502 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2014-01-21 15:21:22 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-01-21 15:21:22 [post_content] => This great greek salad is a Tanimura & Antle family recipe! I can't wait for you to try it for yourself! It is especially delicious served with grilled pita bread! [recipe] To watch the IndyStyle Segment, click here.   xoxo Produce Mom   Don't forget to subscribe to my blog!  [wpurp-searchable-recipe]Artisan Greek Salad - - Salad: lettuce (use Tanimura & Antle Artisan® Lettuce), red onion (thinly sliced), tomato (red or yellow teardrop tomatoes, halved), cucumber (sliced), kalamata olives (pitted and halved), Greek vinaigrette ((see recipe below)), feta cheese (crumbled), Greek vinaigrette: red wine vinegar, garlic (minced), lemon juice (freshly squeezed), oregano (dried), salt, olive oil, Salad: Cut core end of lettuce to release leaves; cut leaves crosswise in half. Rinse; drain well. ; Combine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, olives and onion in large bowl. Add Greek Vinaigrette, as desired, before serving; toss well. Top with crumbled Feta cheese. ; Greek vinaigrette: Combine vinegar, garlic, lemon juice, oregano and salt in bowl. ; Gradually whisk in oil until blended. Season with pepper. ; - *Delicious served with grilled pita bread! Recipe provided by: <a href="http://taproduce.com/" target="_blank">Tanimura &amp; Antle</a>[/wpurp-searchable-recipe] [post_title] => Artisan Greek Salad [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => artisan-greek-salad [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-01-21 15:21:22 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-01-21 15:21:22 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.theproducemom.com/?p=4502 [menu_order] => 480 [post_type] => recipe [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 4479 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2014-01-20 12:22:12 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-01-20 17:22:12 [post_content] => This week's Produce Mom Pick is Cucumber! This recipe, by Frieda's Produce, includes cucumbers, and is so light and fresh you won’t believe you’re eating 7 vegetables in one sitting! A light-as-air lime vinaigrette gives it that zing that makes you want another bite! [recipe] cole slaw recipe Recipe provided by: Frieda's Produce - CEO Karen Caplan's very own recipe! :) Super Fresh Cole Slaw  [wpurp-searchable-recipe]Cole Slaw with Lime-Vinaigrette Dressing - - Salad: cabbage (diced (this yields about 4 cups)), cucumber (diced with skin on (use hot house cucumber) ), radish (diced (use red radishes or Easter Egg radishes)), jicama (peeled and diced), celery (diced), green onion (finely sliced (only the green part)), cilantro (finely chopped), Lime-Vinaigrette Dressing: lime (freshly squeezed (or 1/4 cup prepared lime juice)), olive oil, sugar, Fleur de Sel with dried herbs ((or mix 1 scant tablespoon Sea Salt or Fleur de Sel with 1/2 tablespoon of Herbes de Provence in a small bowl, then use 1 tablespoon of that mixture.)), Mix all chopped vegetables in a large bowl. ; For salad dressing, mix all ingredients together in a shaker jar or whisk well in a bowl.; Pour vinaigrette over the chopped vegetables and toss well.; - The key to this recipe is having every ingredient chopped into the same ½ inch sized pieces—making it a chopped salad![/wpurp-searchable-recipe] [post_title] => Super Fresh Cole Slaw [post_excerpt] => Homemade coleslaw recipe by Frieda's Produce. Includes seven different vegetables! Healthy and nutritious side dish for lunch or dinner! [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => super-fresh-cole-slaw [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-01-20 12:22:12 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-01-20 17:22:12 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.theproducemom.com/?p=4479 [menu_order] => 481 [post_type] => recipe [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 4486 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2014-01-19 13:13:28 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-01-19 18:13:28 [post_content] => Jicama, Mango, and Cucumber Salad [recipe][wpurp-searchable-recipe]Jicama, Mango, and Cucumber Salad - - mango, cucumber, jicama, cilantro (diced), red fresno pepper (diced), olive oil, salt and pepper (to taste), Tajín seasoning (chile and lime, to taste), In a large bowl, combine the mango, cucumber, jicama, cilantro and red fresno pepper. Squeeze the limes over the fruit mix. Add olive oil, TAJÍN, salt and pepper and toss well to combine. ; - - Salads - Gluten-Free - Vegetarian - Recipes[/wpurp-searchable-recipe] [post_title] => Jicama, Mango, and Cucumber Salad [post_excerpt] => Jicama, Mango, and Cucumber Salad take just a few minutes to assemble. It's easy and delicious! 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This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Splendidly Roasted Yams - - yam ((about 3 cups of cubes)), olive oil, sugar, cinnamon, cooking oil spray, sugar, Pre-heat oven to 350°F. ; Peel and cut 2 medium yams into 1 inch squares. Drizzle yams with 1 teaspoon olive oil. ; Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and cinnamon stir in potatoes until evenly coated. ; Spray flat, shallow baking pan with cooking oil. 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