National Eat Your Vegetables Day
Celebrating National Eat Your Veggies Day is a great and healthy way to get your veggies on! We know that fresh veggies are chock full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber and have 0 fat content. We know that veggies are great for our health and easy on our blood sugars, but that doesn’t mean we eat them as much as we should.
June 17th is a day to for the gusto, embrace and eat your veggies and use 6/17/18 as a summer kickoff to adding more greens and vegetables to your diet!
Easy ways to get your veggies on and increase your vegetable intake
Find a schedule of all the local farmers' markets in your area, visit them and get some locally grown produce. Consider going with a friend and splitting the cost of your local fruit and veggie bounty. I actually did this with my friend Sue last week at our local Farmer’s Market, and because I did, I learned that I loved radishes.
I never thought I’d become a radish fan, but when Sue asked me to split the boatload of radishes that she’d just purchased, I figured it was worth the $1 to at least give them a try and I’m so glad I did. That night I made a sugar snap pea, radish, and scallion salad and was shocked at what I’d been missing! I never would have considered radishes if my friend hadn’t asked me to split her bounty with her.
Roast some veggies in balsamic vinegar and make extra. You'll need them because they are delicious! Start prepping veggies (washing, dicing, and placing in containers in the fridge) in advance, so you can grab and go a serving of veggies to your lunch for work, beach, lake or park snacks.
Think outside of the box and consider adding a serving of veggies to your breakfast. A half a cup of preached sugar snap peas are a quick and crunchy addition to your breakfast!
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