Fill Half Your Plate with Fruits & Veggies!
Every step taken towards eating more fruits and veggies helps you and your family be at their best. Because eatings fruits and vegetables may reduce your family's risk of many diseases, the Dietary Guidelines fro Americans recommends eating more fruits and vegetables than any other food group.
To read more Fruit & Veggie tips, please visit:
~ Fruit &Vegetable Nutrition Database
~ Key Nutrients Found in Fruits & Vegetables
~ Top 10 Reasons to Eat MORE Fruits & Vegetables
~ Fruit & Vegetable Storage 101
Remember...Fresh is Best
Try what's in season for tastier, healthier meals!
SPRING: This is the season for asparagus, radishes, delicate leafy greens like mache and arugula, mushrooms, strawberries and peas.
SUMMER: This is the season for "stone fruit" (peaches, apricots and nectarines),cherries, raspberries and blueberries, beets, zucchini, summer squash, string beans, cucumbers, carrots, blackberries, Brussels sprouts, eggplant, corn, okra, melons, tomatoes, peppers and potatoes.
FALL: This is the season for apples, pears, broccoli, cauliflower, kale and mustard greens - heartier produce that won't die if there's a cool night.
WINTER: Now is the time for root vegetables, including turnips, winter squash, celery root, parsnips, sweet potatoes, carrots, and rutabagas.