Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

Ways to Add Fruits & Veggies to Your Meals: Summer 2015

5 Ways to Add Fruits & Veggies to Entrées

  1. Stuffed Peppers. Create a healthy, edible serving dish by stuffing bell peppers with your favorite kitchen creations. Recipe: BBQ Turkey in Pepper Shells
  2. Sandwiches. Nobody wants to cook on hot summer nights. Adding fruits or vegetables to sandwiches is a nice way to make a one-dish meal and boost your fiber intake. Recipe: Tomato Basil Open-Faced Sandwiches | Chicken Vegetable Salad Sandwich
  3. Pasta. Make a satisfying, no-fuss meal by tossing fruit and/or vegetables and a protein with whole-grain pasta. Recipe: Confetti Plum-Pasta Salad
  4. Curried Chicken w/Berries. This one-dish meal is packed full of fruits and veggies and will leave you feeling satisfied. Serve with a side salad for an additional dose of vegetables if desired. Recipe: Curried Chicken w/Berries
  5. Honey-Dijon Chicken w/Peach Salsa. Enjoy the flavors of summer by topping this flavorful chicken with yummy peach salsa. Recipe: Honey-Dijon Chicken w/Peach Salsa


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

  1. Blueberry Pineapple Parfaits. The refreshing flavors of summer combine well in this easy to make parfait. It can work as a scrumptious dessert or cool side dish. Recipe: Blueberry-Pineapple Parfaits
  2. Zucchini. If you are a gardener or you have a friend gifting you zucchini this time of year, you are probably looking for ways to use it up. Try Extreme Zucchini or Skillet Zucchini Creole.
  3. Fruit Compote. This tantalizing topping is a great way to enjoy the summer harvest. Try it over frozen yogurt, ice cream or even pancakes. Recipe: Fruit Compote
  4. Cauliflower. A very versatile vegetable with mild flavor, cauliflower is a great addition to a lot of dishes. Recipe: Cauliflower w/Paprika Garlic Sauce | Quick Cauliflower & Chick Pea Curry
  5. Fruit Salad. Enjoy fresh fruit with a dollop of whipped topping for dessert or serve it next to meat to complement a meal. Recipe: Berry Plum Salad

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