June is National Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Month

June 17th is Eat Your Vegetables Day!

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Red bell peppers in the warehouse this morning

In honor of National Eat Your Vegetables Day, we offer a few tips for incorporating more vegetables into your meals.

•            Plan some meals around a vegetable main dish, such as a vegetable stir-fry or soup. Then add other foods to complement it.

•            Try a main dish salad for lunch. Go light on the salad dressing.

•            Include a green salad with your dinner every night.

•            Shred carrots or zucchini into meatloaf, casseroles, quick breads, and muffins.

•            Include chopped vegetables in pasta sauce or lasagna.

•            Order a veggie pizza with toppings like mushrooms, green peppers, and onions, and ask for extra veggies.

•            Use pureed, cooked vegetables such as potatoes to thicken stews, soups and gravies. These add flavor, nutrients, and texture.

•            Grill vegetable kabobs as part of a barbecue meal. Try tomatoes, mushrooms, green peppers, and onions.

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A variety of squash in the warehouse this morning fruit) for this day, too.

Try this delicious recipe for Sweet Potato Hash that’s economical, healthy and easy to prepare.

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Enjoy your favorite vegetables today and every day!

Posted in FoodBank Blog

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