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Color Your Plate with Salad

March 29, 2012 in Blog Posts, Healthy Foods by Jerrell

Pack more nutrition into your day with a colorful main dish or side salad. Keep basic ingredients on hand for a quick addition to any meal. Encourage kids to eat more vegetables by setting out ingredients to make their own salad creations. Or, let them choose individual items with salad dressing as a dip. Mix and match ingredients by choosing one or more foods from each column below. Consider flavor, texture and color. Add a light salad dressing and enjoy! Start with Leafy Greens • Arugula, Boston or Bibb lettuce, […]

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20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables: Part One

March 27, 2012 in Blog Posts, Healthy Foods by Jerrell

Building a healthy plate is easy when you make half your plate fruits and vegetables. It’s also a great way to add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber. All this is packed in fruits and vegetables that are low in calories and fat. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables your daily goal. Try the following tips to enjoy more fruits and vegetables every day. 1. Variety abounds when using vegetables as pizza topping. Try broccoli, spinach, green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini. […]