Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health
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Family Dinner with Fruits & Vegetables

Getting more fruits and vegetables in at the dinner doesn’t have to be a struggle. Hey, why not add fruits and vegetables to the meals you are already making? How Smart! Or, make a meal starring just fruits and vegetables. Try these tips for convenient ways to add MORE!

Double the deliciousness:  Add a can of veggies, such as corn or green beans, to a can of soup—or onions, peppers and/or mushrooms to that jar of spaghetti sauce.

Create yummy rainbow lasagna: Tuck shredded carrots, sliced yellow peppers and chopped spinach into each layer for a rainbow of flavors. For pickier palates, add pureed vegetables to the sauce.

Create a Picasso pizza or a colorful fiesta:  “Paint” your pizza with peppers, broccoli, spinach and pineapple or dress up your taco dinner with sweet peppers, cucumbers, and avocado.

Try a favorite dish in a new way:  Serve spaghetti squash instead of pasta, topped with your favorite sauce and diced vegetables.

Sumptuous soups:  Whip up homemade soups from pureed cooked veggies, livened up with a handful of herbs and thinned with a little canned vegetable or chicken broth.

Get Smart, all forms count:  All fruits and veggies count towards your daily intake—so, add frozen to canned, and fresh to frozen—mix and match!

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