National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month – June 2023. U.S. Celebrate National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables month this June with these colorful and tasty foods. It’s often called Eating the Rainbow. The Farmer’s Almanac writes “Since the 1970’s, an abundance of evidence has demonstrated that people who eat a lot of fruit and vegetables are healthier and seem to be protected from chronic disease” quoting Beverly Clevidence, a nutritionist with the U.S. Agricultural Research Service’s Food Components and Health Laboratory since 1984. (https://www.almanac.com/eat-colorful-plants-health)
Fruits and vegetables provide a variety of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber — while remaining naturally low in calories, fat and sodium. That makes them perfect for any diet but some are not as tasty as we might like. Lack of taste appeal is one of the leading reasons many people don’t get the recommended amounts of vegetables.
Getting past that mindset is what The Tasty vegeTable is all about – sharing recipes for delicious dishes made more nutritious. Recipes here don’t highlight vegetables, instead, they infuse and incorporate them in ways that become almost invisible to taste while keeping the good-for-you.
Last month’s newsletter recipe for Lemon Pepper Kale Mayo is now available as a video on the YouTube Channel. It’s a great addition to a sandwich or makes a tasty chip dip too.
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