Beth Peralta

Beth Peralta

To Your Health | Canned foods great for warm fall soup

A common phrase for health-conscious grocery shoppers: "Shop the outside of the store for healthy choices!"

While the outside aisles usually have healthy options, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, this phrase is not accurate. The center aisles have plenty to offer to shoppers looking for nutritious, budget-friendly choices!

To Your Health | Try a new twist on roasted vegetables with turnips

If you are looking for a way to prepare vegetables that enhances their natural flavor, roasting is a winning strategy.

Vegetables brown and caramelize while roasting, giving them a crispy texture on the outside and a sweeter flavor. A great vegetable for roasting that can be often overlooked is the turnip.

To Your Health | Savor your summer with fruit salad

What fruit says summer more than a juicy, sweet slice of melon? Typically in season between June and September, melon varieties like cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon tend to taste best (and cost less!) during summer months.

To Your Health | Enhance green beans' flavor with simple recipe

If you have visited any farmers markets recently, you know that it's hard to walk even a few steps without a bright, fresh and delicious bunch of produce catching your eye.

June is a great time of year for fresh fruits and vegetables from Illinois farmers.

With that in mind, I do have a confession: Green beans are a vegetable I rarely buy fresh.