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Ways to Add Fruits & Veggies to Your Meals – July

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5 Ways to Add Fruits & Veggies to Entrées

  1. Herb and Lemon Roasted Chicken. To cut more fat from your meal, remove the skin from the chicken. Use a low-sodium chicken broth and top with lemon and herbs!
  2. Scrumptious Soup. Traditionally soups require a lot of time to develop flavor. This recipe takes just 10 minutes and is packed with flavor! Recipe: 10-Minute Veggie Soup
  3. Veggie Bean Wrap Around. Wraps are a wonderful vessel for an endless list of fruits and veggies. Adding protein provides a balanced bite that will leave you satisfied. Recipe: Veggie Bean Wrap Around
  4. Very Veggie Fish. Top fish with veggie-infused sauces such as sautéed peppers, tomatoes, squash, and other summer favorites to add texture, flavor and nutrition! Recipe: Italian Baked Cod
  5. Frozen Fruits & Veggies. Quick and easy one-pot meals are perfect for summer entertaining so toss a couple of extra bags of frozen fruits and vegetables in your cart. Use these extras to load your soups or salads with a variety of colorful veggies like kale, spinach, peppers, squash, zucchini or corn. You can also add frozen fruits and vegetables to ready-to-eat entrées such as soups, pre-made side dishes, or all-in-one meals; this is an easy way to increase texture, color, and nutrition!

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

  1. Greek Whole Wheat Couscous. Couscous is a type of pasta, not a grain. It’s very versatile and can be served hot or cold. Try our Greek Whole Wheat Couscous.
  2. Grapes and Grains. Sweet and succulent grapes provide bursts of flavor in this chilled side dish. Recipe: Grapes and Grains
  3. Minted Green Beans w/Red Onion. Onion, mint and Dijon mustard add extraordinary flavor to these beans while adding virtually no calories or fat. Recipe: Minted Green Beans w/Red Onion
  4. Symphony of Fruit Pizza. Pizza isn’t just for cheese and pepperoni! Colorful fruits make this a sweet treat. Kids will jump for joy to assemble their own fruit pizzas! Recipe: Fruit Pizza
  5. Sweet Cobbler. Who doesn’t love apple cobbler? To cut down the calories, try adding all of your favorite fruits with low-fat granola (instead of crust). Recipe: Kiwifruit Cobbler

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