When the Weather Calls for Tropical Recipes!

 
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It has been rainy. It has been sunny. It has been warm. It has been cold. We’re wishing Jacksonville would commit to spring already! So, to keep things feeling bright (at least in the kitchen) we’ll be turning to these four ingredients in hopes of creating a little tropical vacation with or without the weather!

 
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Peppers

Organic bell peppers are not only packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and potassium, they’re mild flavor means that you can use them in many different ways! If you’ve never made stuffed peppers, this is the time to do it. (Organic bell peppers are on sale all week!) The recipe pictured here is a Thai variation, but if you’re wanting something different we have a few other stuffed pepper recipes on our website!

 

Lime

Lime juice (or zest) adds a certain brightness and balance to dishes, like in this Key Lime Chia Parfait. Layers of blended spinach, lime and chia seeds contrast beautifully with the yogurt, so you can enjoy the way your breakfast looks and tastes!

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Mango

From fresh to frozen, mango is good any way you slice it. Speaking of slicing, these super-simple, six-ingredient Mango Energy Bites are a great way to use sliced, dried mango to brighten your afternoon when skies are grey. They’re bright, tart and packed with protein! Make a batch for the week ahead with the recipe below.

 

Pineapple

Saturday, February 23rd, is National Chili Day! We’re celebrating with a tropical take that elevates traditional chili ingredients like ground turkey, cumin, and garlic with pineapple, lime and cilantro to keep the flavors feeling festive!

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