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Eating Healthy with Melissa’s Produce #50BestPlantsonthePlanet

Posted by on January 2, 2013

A few weeks ago Melissa’s Produce brought together members of the media and food bloggers together to launch their newest addition cookbook: 50 Best Plants on the Planet.  This is one way to ensure eating healthy.


As I said earlier this year, I was working to add more produce into my life, and with this cookbook by my side, it’s going to happen.

Melissa’s 50 Best Plants on the Planet was written by Cathy Thomas, and dives into the 50 Best Plants.  This cookbook has a little bit of everything.  Information about these 50 Plants and information on which fruits and veggies have the best punch, which ones are best for your immunity or heart, or are there to soothe your tummy.

Beyond the valuable information found within there are also over 150 Recipes for you to try out with these amazing plants and veggies.

What are the 50?



Beet and Beet Green


Bok Choy


Brussels Sprout


Cactus Leaf

Cactus Pear


Casaba Melon



Chrysanthemum Leaf


Dandelion Green


Gai Lan



Green Bean

Green Leaf Lettuse, Red Leaf Lettuce

Green Onion






Mustard Green





Passion Fruit





Red Currants


Savoy Cabbage

Sno Pea

Sugar Snap Pea



Summer Squash




Boy, after writing out that list, I’m awfully hungry now.  When Melissa’s Produce throws a party they really know how to throw a party.

Check out the amazing food that was showcased made from all recipes showcased within the cookbook:

20121214_102223(1)20121214_102229The cookbook is made exclusively in a hardbound edition from Melissa’s Produce and can be ordered at 1.800.588.0151 or  This cookbook can also be found in Bristol Farms.  The cookbook retails at just 35.00.

By April the cookbook will be nationally distributed to all major book sellers in the US in a softbound edition only and will retail at 30.00.

With Cathy Thomas

With Cathy Thomas

Photo Credit: Valerie Mitchell

On a side note: I have browsed through this cookbook and it is my new favorite.  Some delicious recipes in there and all the information I have ever wanted to know about those produce items I know the names of, but have no idea what to do with.  Complete inspiration!

Disclosure: I was invited out for a media preview and the book launch at Melissa’s Produce

7 Responses to Eating Healthy with Melissa’s Produce #50BestPlantsonthePlanet

  1. Erin

    Nice! I’ll have to take a look at this book you got! You know me, I’ve been trying to eat healthier, stay active, lose weight… 😉 I LOVE my fruits and veggies!! The names of the 50 best plants is making me hungry! They are alll so yummy!
    Erin recently posted..Dole Floats in the 2013 Rose Parade

  2. Emmy

    I really should get this as we do not eat nearly enough fruits and veggies. The order you listed them in- is that the order from the best to not as good?
    Emmy recently posted..Proud Mommy Moments: The Hike

  3. Frugal Foodie in WV

    Looks like a great book. We eat a lot of veggies in our house 🙂
    Frugal Foodie in WV recently posted..Salmon Tacos with Guacamole and Cilantro-Lime Yogurt Sauce

    • Jamie

      Melissa’s Produce is a really great company and to me are the frontrunners in the produce industry. They know their stuff.

      Great information in there

  4. Judy Haughton-James

    The food looks so yummy! Definitely good for one’s health. I am a new follower of your Blog. Have a good year!
    Judy – Judy H-J’s Thoughts
    Judy Haughton-James recently posted..Question Time

    • Jamie

      Thanks so much for stopping by Judy =) Definitely some good inspiration in there. =) Wishing you a Happy New Year as well.

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