CSA popularity is at an all-time high, which is cool because it means that more people are finding ways to connect directly to farmers, investing in local agriculture, and eating more healthfully in the process. If you’ve taken the plunge and joined a CSA this year, we think that’s awesome. But now that we’re deep into the hottest, most prolific weeks of the summer, you may be feeling CSA burnout. Are you drowning in zucchini? Choking on cauliflower? Fear not! Follow our 5 rules for surviving your CSA this season.
Do you get tired from running up stairs? Have trouble catching your breath in sports? Feel listless in class? Iron could be to blame: Around one in ten teen girls is deficient in the mineral, which can lead to these and other debilitating symptoms. Getting enough iron is of extra concern for teens who don’t eat meat, since animal foods like beef, liver, and turkey are some of the most concentrated sources of the nutrient. So how can you get enough iron on a plant-powered diet?