Limoneira Spokesperson and Healthy Grocery Girl CEO Megan Roosevelt Adds Lemons to Thanksgiving

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Mon. October 31st, 2016 - by Jordan Okumura-Wright

SANTA PAULA, CA - Healthy Grocery Girl Founder and Limoneira Spokesperson Megan Roosevelt is at it again. The internet presence is looking to boost lemons in the ranks of Thanksgiving necessities by unveiling a number of healthy, citrus-centric treats to liven up the Thanksgiving table–and any other occasion.

Megan Roosevelt, Founder and CEO, Healthy Grocery Girl

“This is the time of year where we can focus on all that we are grateful for, spend time with friends and family, and also enjoy delicious food,” Megan said in the video, promising that the healthy recipes featuring Limoneira citrus are not only healthy and tasty, but also easy to prepare.

You can view the demo yourself of these crafty tricks as Megan goes through each in the short video here.

Lemon Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Lemon Rosemary Roasted Potatoes


  • 8 golden potatoes
  • 2 springs rosemary
  • 1 Limoneira lemon
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Directions: Preheat oven to 425 F. Wash and dry the golden potatoes. With a knife, cut slits into each potato, stopping before reaching the bottom of the potato. Remove rosemary leaves from the stems and finely chop. Next, juice the Limoneira lemon. Add the coconut oil, salt, and pepper and stir. Baste the potatoes and lay out in a baking dish. Roast the potatoes for 45 minutes. Baste again with remaining mixture, and roast again for an additional 45 minutes. Total cooking time is 1.5 hours.

Arugula Salad with Wild Rice, Mushrooms, and Lemon Vinaigrette

Arugula SaladIngredients:

  • ½ cup wild rice
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 cups mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 cups arugula greens
  • 1 Limoneira lemon
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

Directions: Cook wild rice according to package instructions, which is typically ½ cup rice to ¾ cup water. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool in the refrigerator. Slice mushrooms and sauté with one tbsp of coconut oil for 5 to 8 minutes until tender. Add sautéed mushrooms and arugula to the bowl of rice. Add olive oil, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and sea salt. Stir together and enjoy.

Sparkling Apple Cider (with Orange twist)

Sparkling Apple Cider 


  • 1 bottle Fuji Apple flavor Dry sparkling soda
  • 2 Limoneira Navel Oranges
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks

Directions: Wash and dry the navel oranges, then peel twists from the skin. Juice the oranges and pour into a small sauce pot with one cinnamon stick. Simmer for 10 minutes, then chill. Pour one tbsp of cinnamon infused orange juice over ice, then top with Fuji Apple Dry sparkling soda. Garnish with an orange twist and cinnamon stick.  

Just a sneak peak into December’s insights, Megan is said to be exploring the world of Meyer lemons to zest up any Noel celebration.

To continue to be up to date on Megan’s monthly tips for “lemon living,” you can subscribe to Limoneira’s Youtube channel here.