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Ways To Add Fruits & Veggies To Your Meals – Spring 2017

5 Ways to Add Fruits & Veggies to Entrées

  1. Soup. Use fresh spring produce in cold vegetable soup for an appetizer while you grill the main course, or enjoy as part of a light lunch. Easy Soups for Spring
  2. Taco Night. Using chicken or fish as your protein base, build your taco with sliced avocado, lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, cilantro, plain yogurt or sour cream. Get Tips & Recipes
  3. Lasagna Rolls. Call the kids to the kitchen to help make these portion-sized lasagna rolls. They’ll have fun mixing the filling and rolling it up in the cooked lasagna. Recipe: Spinach Lasagna Rolls
  4. Lighter Nosh. With the arrival of spring and new varieties of fresh produce, consider meals with lighter fare. Healthy Spring Meal Ideas
  5. Lentils. A versatile legume that provides protein as well as fiber and nutrients. Recipes: Lentil Cakes | Lentil Veggie Salad | Quick Red Lentils


5 Ways to Add Fruits & Veggies to Side Dishes & Desserts

  1. Grilled Asparagus. Asparagus is one of spring’s first vegetables and it pairs well with so many entrées. Recipe: Fiery Grilled Asparagus
  2. Frozen Berries. Frozen berries are always available and taste excellent anytime of the year. But beyond taste, frozen berries are also just as nutritious as fresh berries! When harvested, they’re flash-frozen to lock in nutrients. Recipe: Greek Yogurt & Fruit Crunch
  3. Grilled Fruit. At your next barbeque, forgo the peach cobbler and grill your peaches instead, then add them to your frozen custard or yogurt. Recipe: Grilled Peaches & Cherries w/ Cinnamon-Honey Syrup
  4. Beet Salad. We got the beet! Try this amazing beet salad using raw beets. Consider curling them with a spiralizer. Video: Raw Beet Noodle Salad
  5. Grapes. Luscious, juicy, sweet grapes are perfect for dessert or as a side dish. Recipes: Grapes and Grains | Protein-Packed Vanilla & Grape Parfait | Grilled Grapes

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