HEALTHY EATING

Every month we will highlight two healthy recipes submitted by Olneyville residents.

This month’s recipes submitted by Tyeace D.-age 14, Olneyville Youth Council member

Mint-Chocolate Fudgsicles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt of choice, or 1 cup full-fat canned coconut milk (I used Silk soy yogurt, and Wholesoy works too. I’m sure many other brands work, but I’ve only tried these pops with the two brands mentioned.)
  • 1/16 to 1/4 tsp pure peppermint extract (or more), depending on desired mint strength
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1-3 stevia packets or 1-3 tbsp sugar or liquid sweetener of choice (Sweetener amount will depend on your choice of yogurt, as well as your personal taste preferences. Remember that the pops will be less sweet once frozen.)
  • scant 1/16 tsp salt
  • optional: packed 1/2 cup spinach (20g), or food coloring as desired (The pictured pops have spinach, not food coloring. You cannot taste it at all!)
  • optional: handful of chocolate chips or mini chips

If using spinach, blend all ingredients until completely smooth. (If not using spinach, combine all ingredients in a large bowl or pyrex measuring cup.) Pour into popsicle molds, or paper cups with spoons as the sticks. Freeze completely, then pop out and enjoy.

Nutritional Information
Per popsicle:

  • Calories: 25
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbs: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g

Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen large banana, sliced
  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup low-fat milk
  • ⅓ cup packed fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 4 ice cubes
  • Kiwi slices for garnish

Preparation

  1. Combine banana, spinach, yogurt, milk, mint and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. If you like, cut kiwi slices into shamrock shapes and thread onto a skewer. Serve the smoothie garnished with the kiwi and mint, if desired.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2½ cups
  • Per serving: 287 calories; 3 g fat(2 g sat); 6 g fiber; 54 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; 75 mcg folate; 12 mg cholesterol; 37 g sugars; 8 g added sugars; 5,254 IU vitamin A; 31 mg vitamin C; 484 mg calcium; 6 mg iron; 191 mg sodium; 1,012 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (105% daily value), Vitamin C (52% dv), Calcium (48% dv), Iron (33% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3½
  • Exchanges: 2 dairy, 2 fruit, 1 vegetable

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Farmers Market Locations

Fresh produce by local farmers! Farmers markets are one of the easiest places to find the tasty harvests of Rhode Island farms. You’ll find a diversity of foods fresh from the fields and meet the people who grow your meal. Plus, every dollar paid directly to a local grower is a dollar reinvested into Rhode Island communities.

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Bring your EBT card to the Farm Fresh table at participating markets and receive extra money for fresh food. Farm Fresh RI will give you $2 extra for every $5 in EBT you spend (that’s an unlimited 40% bonus)!

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Just come to the info table at one of the participating markets. Swipe your card and you’ll receive Fresh Bucks coins to use with market vendors. Fresh Bucks are currency for fresh food from local farms and producers at RI farmers markets.

Armory Farmers Market

Thursdays: 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
May 26 to October 27, 2016

Armory/Dexter Training Fields
Parade St at Hudson St
Providence

1 mile away

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RIPTA Buses: 17, 18, 19

 


 

Neutaconkanut Park

Mondays 3:00-6:00 PM

700 Plainfield St

Providence

1 mile away

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RIPTA Buses: 28

 


 

Downtown Providence Farmers Market

Tuesdays: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

July 5 to October 25, 2016

Kennedy Plaza

2 Kennedy Plaza

Providence

2 miles away

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Capitol Hill Farmers Market

Thursdays: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

July 7 to October 27, 2016

RI Department of Health

3 Capitol Hill

Providence

2 miles away

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RIPTA Buses: 50, 56, 57

Sankofa Market

Wednesdays: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

June 29 to October 5, 2016

Knight Memorial Library

275 Elmwood Ave

Providence

2 miles away

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RIPTA Bus: 20

 


 

Brown University Farmers Market

Wednesdays: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

September 7 to October 26, 2016

Sciences Park

Thayer St

3 miles away

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RIPTA Buses: 42, 49, 92

 


 

Broad Street Farmers Market

Saturdays: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

July 2 to October 29, 2016

Algonquin House

807 Broad St

Providence

2 miles away

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RIPTA Buses: 11

 


 

Hope Street Saturday Farmers Market

Saturdays: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

May 21 to October 26, 2016

Lippitt Park

1059 Hope Street

Providence

4 Miles away

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Cash

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RIPTA Buses: 1