June is National Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Month

June 17th is Eat Your Vegetables Day!


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.


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.


Enjoy your favorite vegetables today and every day!

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