UV, or not UV? That is the question!
Sun Safety Tip #16:
Check the UV Index when planning outdoor activities.
The Ultraviolet Index, or UV Index, is an international standardized measurement of how strong the sun’s ultraviolet radiation will be on any given day in a particular place. It is recommended by public health organizations to apply sunscreen and take other necessary precautions if this index reaches 3 or above.
Weather forecasters use computer generated models to calculate the daily UV Index. These models account for the effects of sun altitude, air mass, and clouds, which increase or decrease, the amount of UV radiation that will reach the earth’s surface. The shorter UV rays are the most dangerous. Prolonged, unprotected exposure could cause sunburn, cataracts, skin aging, and even cancer.
To find the UV Index for your local area, visit The Weather Channel online.
UV, or not UV? Does that answer your question?
Summer is the time for cook outs and picnics.
Portable meals are a “must-have”. Stop by the Oats Cafe’ for one of our fresh salads! They are available to-go, and are perfect for a picnic!
Looking for a delicious summer recipe? The month of July’s Tasty Tuesdays will feature delicious, healthy Summer Salad Recipes! Be sure to schedule your grocery shopping every Tuesday between 12:00 and 3:00PM for a chance to sample a new salad and receive the recipe and a special discount on the ingredients!
Did you miss this weeks Tasty Tuesday? Never fear the recipe is here! (The recipe cards are also available in-store located by the featured products.) This week we featured Bahama Rice and Organicville!
Vegan Cocktail Meatballs for a Crowd (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
- 2 pounds frozen Vegan Bahama Rice Meatballs
- 1 can (160z) Jellied Cranberry Sauce or 16oz Grape Jelly
- 1 1/2 c Organicville Agave Sweetened Marinara Sauce
- 1/3 c Light Brown Sugar
- 3 Tbsp White Vinegar
- 1/3 tsp Cinnamon
- dash ground Cloves
- dash Allspice
- Place all ingredients in a slow cooker. Stir to combine
- Cook on high for 1 1/2 hours.
- Reduce heat to low and continue cooking for 2 hours.
- Serve on toothpicks and Enjoy!
This sweet recipe is the perfect appetizer for a party, and an excellent way of introducing a vegan “meat” product to a newbie! The Bahama Rice Meatballs are made of Rice and Lentils and are Gluten Free, Vegan, Soy Free, and do not contain any nuts. Bahama Rice also makes 3 types of Vegan, GF, Soy Free Burgers and a Breakfast Sausage Patty! Look for them in the freezer section.