The Friday Five: Family Fruit and Veggie Challenge
August is National Family Month and Fruits and Veggies – More Matters (@Fruits_Veggies) has started a FAMILY FRUIT & VEGGIE CHALLENGE: Try a new fruit or vegetable every week then build a meal and /or snack around it. This week’s Friday Five will help you play along!
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Seasonal Produce Guide
Are you committed to eating fresh fruit and veggies, but every time you buy them, they go bad before you have a chance to eat them? Check out the Seasonal Produce Guide from the US Department of Agriculture (@USDA) to help navigate what to buy at different points in the year.
Ten Fruits and Vegetables you’re Storing Wrong
Now that you know what’s in season, you want to make sure you are storing your produce correctly. Read these tips from The Washington Post Food Section (@WaPoFood) to ensure your fruits and veggies have the longest shelf life possible.
Perhaps you are thinking you would rather go to the beach for National Family Month instead of trying to get your kids to try new vegetables. The New York Times Wellness section (@nytimeswell) reveals that studies show the same marketing techniques that capture kids attention to buy junk food can be used for fruits and vegetables, too.
The 102 Most Delish Summer Salads
Delish (@DelishDotCom) shows you one hundred and two different delicious summer salads. These aren’t your regular lettuce, tomato, cucumber recipes. Check out these flavorful combinations including Greek Pasta Salad, Summer Panzanella, Balsamic Grilled Steak Salad With Peaches, and Strawberry Balsamic Pasta Salad.
Watermelon Fruit Pizza
When you are being health conscious, it is hard to tackle the topic of dessert. Eating Well Magazine (@EatingWell) gives the great option of a refreshing fruit pizza. Many dessert pizzas include a cookie crust, but this recipe swaps the sugary item for the healthier choice of watermelon.