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We are an organic produce co-op that provides organic fruits & veggies for less. Because we buy in bulk, we receive extremely low prices. For $33 you will take home 11-12 different varieties of organic fruits and veggies. Not only will you no longer pay grocery store prices for produce, but you may find that you are buying fewer unhealthy snacks.
If you would like more info please email me at jaxorganic@gmail.com.

All of our produce is top quality. If you ever have a problem simply let me know and it will be made up the following week.

We offer 12 different pick up locations and delivery to limited areas. Each Monday we pick up at our Arlington, Northside, Julington Creek, World Golf Village and Nocatee location. Each Thursday is Kensington, Atlantic Beach, JTB/Hodges, Mandarin, Orange Park, Westside, and Riverside.

We also have a convenient delivery service. Delivery is offered from Arlington to Ponte Vedra at this time. For only $5 you can have your produce brought to your front door. Won't be home? Just leave a cooler by your front door and it will be waiting for you!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Healthier Ingredients-Make the Switch!

Cook up healthier recipes by swapping one ingredient for another. These substitution tips can help.
By Mayo Clinic staff

You stock healthy foods in your pantry, but what do you do with them? And how do you modify favorite family recipes so that they're more in line with your healthy-eating plan? It's not as hard as you may think. The key is to incorporate healthier alternatives into your daily eating routine.

The following suggestions can help you lower fat, salt, sugar and calories and increase fiber in your recipes.

If your recipe calls for:
All-purpose (plain) flour-

Try substituting:
Whole-wheat flour for half of the called-for all-purpose flour in baked goods
Note: Whole-wheat pastry flour is less dense and works well in softer products like cakes and muffins.

bacon - Canadian bacon, turkey bacon, smoked turkey or lean prosciutto (Italian ham)

Butter, shortening or oil in baked goods- Applesauce or prune puree for half of the called-for butter, shortening or oil
Note: To avoid dense, soggy or flat baked goods, don't substitute oil for butter or shortening.

Butter, margarine, shortening or oil to prevent sticking - Cooking spray or nonstick pans

Creamed soups - Fat-free milk-based soups, mashed potato flakes, or pureed carrots, potatoes or tofu for thickening agents

Dry bread crumbs - Rolled oats or crushed bran cereal

Eggs - Two egg whites or 1/4 cup egg substitute for each whole egg

Enriched pasta - Whole-wheat pasta

Evaporated milk - Evaporated skim milk

Fruit canned in heavy syrup - Fruit canned in its own juices or in water, or fresh fruit

Fruit-flavored yogurt - Plain yogurt with fresh fruit slices

Full-fat cream cheese - Fat-free or low-fat cream cheese, Neufchatel or low-fat cottage cheese pureed until smooth

Full-fat sour cream - Fat-free or low-fat sour cream, plain fat-free or low-fat yogurt

Ground beef - Extra-lean or lean ground beef, chicken or turkey breast (make sure no poultry skin has been added to the product)

Iceberg lettuce - Arugula, chicory, collard greens, dandelion greens, kale, mustard greens, spinach or watercress

Margarine in baked goods - Trans fat-free butter spreads or shortenings that are specially formulated for baking

Note: If ingredient lists include the term "partially hydrogenated," it may have up to 0.5 grams of trans fat in one serving.
To avoid dense, soggy or flat baked goods, don't substitute diet, whipped or tub-style margarine for regular margarine.

Mayonnaise - Reduced-calorie mayonnaise-type salad dressing or reduced-calorie, reduced-fat mayonnaise

Meat as the main ingredient - Three times as many vegetables as the meat on pizzas or in casseroles, soups and stews

Oil-based marinades - Wine, balsamic vinegar, fruit juice or fat-free broth

Salad dressing - Fat-free or reduced-calorie dressing or flavored vinegars

Seasoning salt, such as garlic salt, celery salt or onion salt - Herb-only seasonings, such as garlic powder, celery seed or onion flakes, or use finely chopped herbs or garlic, celery or onions

Soups, sauces, dressings, crackers, or canned meat, fish or vegetables - Low-sodium or reduced-sodium versions

Soy sauce - Sweet-and-sour sauce, hot mustard sauce or low-sodium soy sauce

Syrup - Pureed fruit, such as applesauce, or low-calorie, sugar-free syrup

Table salt - Herbs, spices, fruit juices or salt-free seasoning mixes or herb blends

White bread - Whole-wheat bread

White rice - Brown rice, wild rice, bulgur or pearl barley

Whole milk - Reduced-fat or fat-free milk

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