Take A Vacation With Fruits & Veggies

These long, cold winter days can be a bit of a drag. If you’re dreaming of warmer weather and sunnier days, we’ve got you! What if we could take a vacation from the usual winter blahs right in our own homes? The magic lies in your kitchen, and more specifically, in the vibrant world of fruits and vegetables.

We’ve got a few recipe ideas to make it feel like you’re enjoying dinner by the beach. Plus, time is always of the essence and convenience is key. Imagine whipping up a quick, delicious meal without sacrificing nutrition. Here’s where our heroes, fresh, frozen and canned produce, along with the goodness of 100% juice, come into play.

Let’s kick off your staycation with some with bright and flavorful produce – think, a tropical escape for your tastebuds. Picture the burst of colors as you slice into a juicy mango or the crisp crunch of a bell pepper. These aren’t just ingredients; they’re the stars of your escape plan. Embrace the island flavors with Grilled Shrimp Tostones With Cilantro Sauce or start your day with the sunny flavors of these Blended Hawaiian Baked Oats. There’s also the simple pleasure of enjoying the flavors of a Tropical Fruit Cup to warm you up from the inside out.

Now is the perfect time to open your freezer or pantry and see what types of produce you have on hand. Frozen and canned fruits and vegetables are ready to rescue you from the winter monotony. They are timesaving, nutritious additions to any meal, and they also bring the taste of summer right to your table, no matter the season. Blend up a Dragon Fruit Smoothie or enjoy Mango Lassi Smoothie Bowl as a creamy and cool snack. Keep dinner under 30-minutes with a kid-friendly dish, like this Buttons & Bows Pasta. Finish the night with a sweet treat like these Fruit Cocktail Popsicles – they’re one ingredient, so it doesn’t get much easier than that!

Another flavorful hack – using 100% juice not only as a beverage, but also as the versatile ingredient that it is! Mix it into a vinaigrette, use it as a Spicy Citrus Marinade for chicken or celebrate the little things and bake a Ginger Pineapple Juice Cake with it. Don’t forget that 100% juice is always a great way to amp up the flavor in cocktails and mocktails, alike. A sip of sunshine in every drop.

Escaping the winter blahs is as simple as embracing the vibrant world of produce. As you embark on this flavorful journey, remember: your kitchen is your haven. It’s time to savor the goodness, experiment with flavors and make every meal an adventure. Take the first step towards a tastier winter – your kitchen is calling. Bon appétit!

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