Did you know that June is fresh fruit and vegetable month? Now you have a great reason to have fun in the kitchen! Summer is around the corner. There is no better way to ramp up your health than to walk more and make more items with fruits and veggies.
Instead of starting your shopping near the entrance of the shopping market, make a bee-line to the produce section and shop there first.
Follow these three easy steps to have great dinners NOW!
Pick A Pasta: Pick 3 veggies you can turn into a smashing pasta dish: tomatoes, squash, broccoli. Use them for a wonderful pasta dish then for a few other side dishes. Now you don’t have to worry about what else to serve during the week.
ROAST or grill: What can you grill? Corn, onions, tomatoes, squash, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, pineapple, oranges... the sky is the limit here! When you get them home you can broil or grill or roast your veggies a few different nights - this makes kitchen time very easy.
Salad: Find some fun items to shred into your salads: Cabbage, radishes, peppers and carrots. And find delicious salad toppers: lemons, fresh herbs and orange juice. Pick the greenest greens, too.
See, now half your cart is filled with produce. Don’t forget a few fruits for dessert and snacks. Now all you need are a few greens and lean protein items and you are on your way. You can skip all of the processed food aisles and freezer so you leave behind the salt, sugar and fat that you didn’t need anyway.
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Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.