Ways to Add Fruits & Veggies to Your Holiday Meals

Ways to Add Fruits & Veggies to Your Meals: Fruits And Veggies More Matters.org

5 Ways to Add Fruits & Veggies to Entrées

  1. Sweet & Savory. Top any meat with a flavorful sauce or chutney featuring fruits and vegetables. Savory meats pair particularly well with sweet fruit sauces or chutneys. Recipe: Spicy Apple & Pear Chutney
  2. Herb & Lemon Roasted Chicken. To cut more fat from your usual lemon chicken, remove the skin. Use a low-sodium chicken broth and top with lemon and herbs!
  3. Scrumptious Soup. Savory soup that’s healthy and satisfying doesn’t have to take hours! Our Mediterranean Potato Soup is ready in just 30 minutes!
  4. Veggie Bean Wrap. 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
  5. Frozen Fruits & Veggies. Quick and easy one-pot meals are perfect for entertaining, so toss a couple of extra bags of frozen fruits and vegetables in your grocery 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. Stuffed Squash. You can use your favorite fall or winter squash in this recipe. Adding diced apples to the stuffing will complement the savory sage and enhance the natural sweetness of the squash. Recipe: Stuffed Buttercup Squash
  2. Baked Apples. Remove the cores, leaving ½” of the bottom of the apples. Pour a small amount of brown sugar and butter into the holes. Place the filled apples in an 8”x8” square baking pan. Add ¾ cup water to the pan. Bake at 375°F for 30-40 minutes until tender, not mushy. Add nuts or dried cranberries for an extra treat!
  3. Coleslaw. Coleslaw is so much more than a summer barbeque side dish. You can customize it to your taste and enjoy it year round. Sweet and tangy, you won’t miss the mayonnaise in our Warm Apple-Onion Slaw, the perfect fall side dish.
  4. Fruit Pizza. Pizza isn’t just for cheese and pepperoni! Colorful fruits make our Symphony of Fruit Pizza a sweet treat. Kids will jump at the chance to assemble their own pizzas.
  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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