We are continuing on with three new foods for October. Here they are:

chicory

Chicory: 1 cup = 7 calories

Common chicory, is a somewhat woody, perennial herbaceous plant usually with bright blue flowers, rarely white or pink. Many varieties are cultivated for salad leaves, chicons (blanched buds), or for roots (var. sativum), which are baked, ground, and used as a coffee substitute and additive. It is also grown as a forage crop for livestock. It lives as a wild plant on roadsides in its native Europe, and in North America and Australia, where it has become widely naturalized.

“Chicory” is also the common name in the United States for curly endive (Cichorium endivia); these two closely related species are often confused.

Chicory Walnut Roquefort Salad

Cranberries: 1 cup = 46 calories
How about about a warm and delicious breakfast recipe?
Banana Cranberry Oatmeal

Dates: 1 cup = 414 calories!

Date Loaf

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