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When it comes to good nutrition, all forms of fruits and vegetables matter—fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice. With 200+ options and a variety of convenient packaging to make fruits and vegetables easy to store and easy to serve, there’s bound to be something to please everyone!
 
Fresh, Frozen, Canned, Dried, 100% Juice - All forms of fruits and vegetables matter
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  • Canned foods are "cooked" prior to packaging, so they
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  • Frozen foods also require little preparation—washing
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Tip: Keep a bowl of fresh fruit in the community kitchen and ask coworkers to replenish the fruit as it gets eaten.

Keep a bowl of fresh fruit in the community kitchen and ask coworkers to replenish the fruit as it gets eaten....   



Tip: Ask your coworkers to offer fruits and vegetables at meetings instead of donuts and pastries.

Ask your coworkers to offer fruits and vegetables at meetings instead of donuts and pastries....   



Tip: Ask for fruit and 100% juice options in vending machines and cafeterias.

Ask for fruit and 100% juice options in vending machines and cafeterias....   



Tip: If your cafeteria or snack bar doesn't have a lot of fruit and vegetable options, request more.

If your cafeteria or snack bar doesn't have a lot of fruit and vegetable options, request more....   



Tip: If you spend a lot of time in meetings encourage co-workers to supply fresh fruit and vegetable trays adn 100% juice at meetings.

Are pastries always served at meetings? Ask management to modify your company's catering policy to encourage healthier eating habits....   



Tip: Stash bags of dried fruit at your desk for a convenient snack.

Stash bags of dried fruit at your desk for a convenient snack....   



Tip: Keep a bowl of fruit on your desk or counter.

Keep a bowl of fruit on your desk or counter....   



Tip: Choose whole fruit over fruit drinks and juices. Whole fruit contains the added fiber that helps you feel full.

Choose whole fruit over fruit drinks and juices. Whole fruit contains the added fiber that helps you feel full....   



Tip: Choose fresh, frozen or canned vegetables more often than vegetables prepared with butter, cheese or cream sauce, or fried and deep-fried vegetables.

Choose fresh, frozen or canned vegetables more often than vegetables prepared with butter, cheese or cream sauce, or fried and deep-fried vegetables....   



Tip: Serve veggies raw, steamed, microwaved, or sauted with small amounts of unsaturated fats like olive oil.

Serve veggies raw, steamed, microwaved, or sauteed with small amounts of unsaturated fats like olive oil....   



Tip: Choose fresh, frozen, canned or dried fruit more often than fruit served with heavy creams or syrups or frozen and/or canned fruit with added sweeteners.

Choose fresh, frozen, canned or dried fruit more often than fruit served with heavy creams or syrups or frozen and/or canned fruit with added sweeteners....   



Tip: Choose 100% fruit juice.

Choose 100% fruit juice....   



Tip: Choose 100% fruit juice, 100% fruit juice mixed with either sparkling water or unsweetened iced tea instead of soft drinks.

Choose 100% fruit juice, 100% fruit juice mixed with either sparkling water or unsweetened iced tea instead of soft drinks....   



Tip: Choose fiber-rich fruits, vegetables, and whole grains often.

Choose fiber-rich fruits, vegetables, and whole grains often....   



Tip: Choose and prepare foods with little salt. At the same time, consume potassium-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables.

Choose and prepare foods with little salt. At the same time, consume potassium-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables....   



Tip: Go easy on the salt and butter or margarine added to corn-on-the-cob. The sweet varieties of corn don't need anything added.

Go easy on the salt and butter or margarine added to corn-on-the-cob. The sweet varieties of corn don't need anything added....   



Tip: Take big helpings of mixed green salads or raw vegetables.

Take big helpings of mixed green salads or raw vegetables. Have smaller helpings of coleslaw, potato salad, and macaroni salad, especially if they are made with lots of high-fat mayonnaise....   



Tip: Peel produce only if you have to.

Peel produce only if you have to....   



Tip: Baked tortilla chips have less fat and calories than fried chips and non-fat refried beans and salsa are tasty and filling.

Baked tortilla chips have less fat and calories than fried chips and non-fat refried beans and salsa are tasty and filling....   



Tip: If your family won't eat fruits and vegetables, consider trying new recipes.

If your family won't eat fruits and vegetables, try this > new recipes, serve vegetables raw with a low-fat dip, ask the family to help make a list of fruits & veggies they like, or involve the kids in preparation....   



Tip: Introduce healthy, new foods when children are most hungry.

Introduce healthy, new foods when children are most hungry....   



Tip: Cookie cutters can be used to make fun shapes out of melon slices.

Cookie cutters can be used to make fun shapes out of melon slices. Kids will love experimenting - and eating their favorites!...   



Tip: Go for the vegetables first. As a general rule, fill about 1/2 of your plate with salad and vegetables and then add other foods.

Go for the vegetables first. As a general rule, fill about 1/2 of your plate with salad and vegetables and then add other foods....   



Tip: Mom! When dining out, visit the salad bar together and share interesting facts about fruits and vegetables.

Mom! When dining out, visit the salad bar together and share interesting facts about fruits and vegetables. Your enthusiasm about eating fruits and veggies might just rub off on your kids....   



Tip: Ask for extra vegetables on your sandwiches. In addition to lettuce and tomato, try sliced peppers, cucumbers, and sprouts.

Ask for extra vegetables on your sandwiches. In addition to lettuce and tomato, try sliced peppers, cucumbers, and sprouts. ...   



Tip: When ordering take-out, choose foods with fruits, vegetables, and beans.

When ordering take-out, choose foods with fruits, vegetables, and beans. ...   



Tip: Don't be afraid to ask. For the most part, restaurants are willing to make menu substitutions.

For the most part, restaurants are willing to make menu substitutions. Substitute a green salad, coleslaw, baked beans or baked potato for chips or fries. Or ask them to concoct a veggie plate from their veggies of the day....   



Tip: Order a small salad with your meal.

Order a small salad with your meal....   



Tip: Choose a healthy dessert. Ask your server if fresh fruit is available for a perfect ending to any meal. Berries and sorbet go nicely together.

Choose a healthy dessert. Ask your server if fresh fruit is available for a perfect ending to any meal. Berries and sorbet go nicely together....   



Tip: Order a salad as your main dish and then if you must treat yourself, try a small soft-serve ice cream.

Order a salad as your main dish and then if you must treat yourself, try a small soft-serve ice cream. ...   



Tip: Most fast food restaurants have fruit and vegetable options if you only have time for fast food. Substitute 100% juice for soda and a side salad or fruit for fries. Try a big salad, baked potato, or low-fat bean burrito.

Most fast food restaurants have fruit and vegetable options if you only have time for fast food. Substitute 100% juice for soda and a side salad or fruit for fries. Try a big salad, baked potato, or low-fat bean burrito....   



Tip: Next time you eat fast food, try fruit and vegetable menu items such as salads, sliced apples, mandarin oranges and baked potatoes.

Next time you eat fast food, try fruit and vegetable menu items such as salads, sliced apples, mandarin oranges and baked potatoes....   



Tip: Ask for more vegetable toppings (like mushrooms, peppers, and onions) and less cheese on your pizza.

Ask for more vegetable toppings (like mushrooms, peppers, and onions) and less cheese on your pizza. ...   



Tip: Order salads, vegetable soups, or stir-fried vegetables when eating out.

Order salads, vegetable soups, or stir-fried vegetables when eating out....   



Tip: Ask for a side of fruit or vegetables instead of fries or chips.

Ask for a side of fruit or vegetables instead of chips....   



Tip: Grab a glass of 100% juice instead of that second cup of coffee.

Grab a glass of 100% juice instead of that second cup of coffee....   



Tip: Juice boxes are great on the go because they don't require refrigeration.

Juice boxes are great on the go because they don't require refrigeration....   



Tip: Instead of having a sugary toaster pastry for breakfast, have a piece of whole wheat toast spread with peanut butter and topped with sliced banana.

Instead of having a sugary toaster pastry for breakfast, have a piece of whole wheat toast spread with peanut butter and topped with sliced banana. It's delicious, filling and fast....   



Tip: Substitute some spinach, onions, or mushrooms for oneof the eggs or the cheese in your morning omelet.

Substitute some spinach, onions, or mushrooms for one of the eggs or half of the cheese in your morning omelet. The vegetables will add volume and flavor to the dish with fewer calories than the egg or cheese....   



Tip: Cut back on the amount of cereal in your bowl to make room for some cut-up bananas, peaches, or strawberries.

Cut back on the amount of cereal in your bowl to make room for some cut-up bananas, peaches, or strawberries....   



Tip: Try granola or yogurt topped with fresh fruit. For those frosty winter mornings, try oatmeal with raisins or apple slices on top.

Try granola or yogurt topped with fresh fruit. For those frosty winter mornings, try oatmeal with raisins or apple slices on top. ...   



Tip: Make scrambled eggs and roll them into a corn or whole wheat flour tortilla with veggies and salsa.

Make scrambled eggs and roll them into a corn or whole wheat flour tortilla with veggies and salsa. It's easy and wholesome....   



Tip: Any whole grain cereal tastes great with added fruit and nuts.

Any whole grain cereal tastes great with added fruit and nuts. Toss the sugary cereal out of your pantry and add fruit and nuts for extra sweetness and crunch....   



Tip: Make your own pizza and add veggies like bell peppers, mushrooms and chopped tomatoes.

Make your own pizza and exclude or limit high-fat toppings like extra cheese and sausage and add veggies like bell peppers, mushrooms and chopped tomatoes. Use a pre-made pizza shell to save time. ...   



Tip: Instead of cheesy buttery potatoes, have baked sweet potatoes.

Instead of cheesy buttery potatoes, have baked sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are so flavorful you won't even miss the butter and cheese....   



Tip: Use lean ground turkey breast instead of fatty ground beef to cut back on fat in your favorite meatloaf recipe.

Use lean ground turkey breast instead of fatty ground beef to cut back on fat in your favorite meatloaf recipe....   



Tip: Instead of peanut butter and jelly, make a peanut butter and banana sandwich.

Instead of peanut butter and jelly, make a peanut butter and banana sandwich....   



Tip: Bake sweet potato wedges instead of French fries.

Bake sweet potato wedges instead of French fries....   



Tip: Mix iceberg lettuce with spinach and other leafy greens.

Mix iceberg lettuce with spinach and other leafy greens....   



Tip: Choose beans, corn on the cob, or a side salad with low-calorie salad dressing instead of French fries.

Choose beans, corn on the cob, or a side salad with low-calorie salad dressing instead of French fries....   



Tip: Choose a fruit sorbet instead of ice cream.

Choose a fruit sorbet instead of ice cream....   



Tip: Choose a Portobella mushroom burger instead of a ground beef burger.

Choose a Portobella mushroom burger instead of a ground beef burger....   



Tip: Choose a plain baked potato instead of French fries.

Choose a plain baked potato instead of French fries....   



Tip: Choose a leafy green salad instead of a pasta salad.

Choose a leafy green salad instead of a pasta salad....   



Tip: Consider low-fat yogurt and granola combinations or fresh fruit cups for kid's snacks.

Sending kids off to school with a sweet roll or apple turnover? Consider low-fat yogurt and granola combinations or fresh fruit cups instead....   



Tip: Make breakfast smoothies with fresh or frozen fruit, low-fat yogurt, and 100% orange juice.

Make breakfast smoothies with fresh or frozen fruit, low-fat yogurt, and 100% orange juice. They're like milkshakes, take about five minutes to whip up and are easy to drink on the way to school. ...   



Tip: Take an apple, banana, plum, pear, peach, or other grab and go fruit. Add a low-fat granola bar for a quick and easy breakfast.

Take an apple, banana, plum, pear, peach, or other grab and go fruit. Add a low-fat granola bar for a quick and easy breakfast....   



Tip: Some quick snacks for on the go are:

Quick snacks: raisins, grapes, 100% juice box, carrot/celery sticks with low-fat dip, fruit shake or smoothie, trail mix, frozen fruit bar ...   



Tip: Mom! Raisins and other dried fruit like apricots, cranberries, apples, blueberries - even bananas are a perfect anywhere snack for kids!

Mom! Raisins and other dried fruit like apricots, cranberries, apples, blueberries - even bananas are a perfect go anywhere snack for kids!...   



Tip: Mom! Orange slices make a great snack for kids during sports team’s games or practices.

Mom!Orange slices make a great snack for kids during sports team's games or practices....   



Tip: Mom! Bring orange wedges to your child's sports team.

Mom! Bring orange wedges to your child's sports team....   



Tip: Keep cut up veggies in a storage bag, for a quick on the go snack.

Keep cut up veggies in a storage bag, for a quick on the go snack....   



Tip: Eat apples slices with low-fat cheese or peanut butter.

Eat apples slices with low-fat cheese or peanut butter....   



Tip: Let your child pick out a new fruit or vegetable on each shopping trip.

Let your child pick out a new fruit or vegetable on each shopping trip....   



Tip: Involve kids in the shopping process; let them decide which veggie they will have for dinner.

Involve kids in the shopping process; let them decide which veggie they will have for dinner....   



Tip: Look for low-fat soups and casseroles with vegetables in them.

Look for low-fat soups and casseroles with vegetables in them....   



Tip: Don’t forget frozen, dried and canned produce.

Don't forget frozen, dried and canned produce. ...   



Tip: Bored? Choose from different fresh fruits vegetables, 50 varieties frozen, canned and dried.

If it gets boring eating the same fruits and vegetables over and over, consider choosing from the 100 different fruits and vegetables in the produce section or 50 varieties in the freezer case and select canned and dried choices to add variety....   



Tip: If fruits and vegetables always spoil before you can use them up, consider buying only enough fresh produce to use in 3 or 4 days, keep frozen and canned fruits and vegetables on hand.

If fruits and vegetables always spoil before you can use them up, consider buying only enough fresh produce to use in 3 or 4 days, keep frozen and canned fruits and vegetables on hand....   



Tip: Use perishable fruits and vegetables at the week’s beginning, and frozen or canned varieties at the end.

Use perishable fruits and vegetables at the week's beginning, and frozen or canned varieties at the end....   



Tip: Canned, dried, and frozen fruits and vegetables are also good options.

Canned, dried, and frozen fruits and vegetables are also good options. Look for fruit without added sugar or syrups and vegetables without added salt, butter, or cream sauces....   



Tip: Pick up ready-packed salad greens from the produce shelf for a quick salad any time.

Pick up ready-packed salad greens from the produce shelf for a quick salad any time....   



Tip: Kids’ taste test! Pick up 4 or 5 different apple varieties. Let kids try a slice of each and vote on their favorite!

Kids taste test! Pick up 4 or 5 different apple varieties. Let kids try a slice of each and vote on their favorite!...   



Tip: Kids’ taste test! Ask your kids to pick one new fruit or vegetable this week and conduct a “blindfolded” taste test for the whole family to guess what it is.

Kids taste test! Ask your kids to pick one new fruit or vegetable this week and conduct a taste test for the whole family to guess what it is....   



Tip: When you go to pick out your pumpkin, see if you can find some squash relatives like acorn squash, butternut squash, Hubbard squash, and spaghetti squash.

When you go to pick out your pumpkin, see if you can find some squash relatives like acorn squash, butternut squash, Hubbard squash, and spaghetti squash....   



Tip: Encourage your child to choose his or her own fruit when shopping.

Encourage your child to choose his or her own fruit when shopping. ...   



Tip: Bring the kids along to the supermarket and have them pick out one fruit or vegetable of interest to them and prepare a meal around that selection, Mom!

Bring the kids along to the supermarket and have them pick out one fruit or vegetable that is of interest to them and prepare a meal around that selection....   



Tip: Teach children to read food labels so that they can plan healthy meals.

Teach children to read food labels so that they can plan healthy meals....   



Tip: Buy fresh produce in-season when it tends to be less expensive.

Buy fresh produce in-season when it tends to be less expensive. Buy apples in the fall, berries in the summer, for example....   



Tip: Buy 100% juice as frozen concentrate. It is less expensive than the carton variety and takes up less storage space.

Buy 100% juice as frozen concentrate. It is less expensive than the carton variety and takes up less storage space. ...   



Tip: Visit your local farmers market. The produce can be fresher and less expensive than the supermarket.

Visit your local farmers market. The produce can be fresher and less expensive than the supermarket....   



Tip: Buy generic brands, they are usually the same product at a lower price.

Buy generic brands, they are usually the same product at a lower price....   



Tip: During the winter months, buy canned, dried or frozen fruits.

During the winter months, buy canned, dried or frozen fruits....   



Tip: Add one more! Substitute spaghetti squash for regular spaghetti.

Add one more! Substitute spaghetti squash for regular spaghetti. Top with tomato sauce for a delicious and healthy meal....   



Tip: Add one more! Mash bananas and add to oatmeal, pancakes and waffles!

Add one more! Mash bananas and add to oatmeal, pancakes and waffles!...   



Tip: Add one more! Top breakfast cereal with a serving of fresh fruit.

Add one more! Top breakfast cereal with a serving of fresh fruit. It's a family favorite and a great, easy way to add more fruit to your family's day!...   



Tip: Add one more! Grilling out? Don't forget to grill sliced veggies and fruit for a tasty treat!

Add one more! Grilling out? Don't forget to grill sliced veggies and fruit for a tasty treat! Brush veggies with canola oil and grill for only a couple of minutes on each side over medium heat....   



Tip: Add one more! Add fresh fruit to your salads – oranges, grapes, kiwi and avocado are naturals! Experiment!

Add one more! Add fresh fruit to your salads - oranges, grapes, kiwi and avocado are naturals!...   



Tip: Add one more! Making gelatin? Don’t forget to add fruit. Berries, grapes, peaches, pears, mandarin oranges are always favorites!

Add one more! Making gelatin? Don't forget to add fruit. Berries, grapes, peaches, pears, mandarin oranges are always favorites!...   



Tip: Add one more! Give your omelets a boost by adding a handful of chopped veggies like peppers, onions, mushrooms.

Add one more! Give your omelets a boost by adding a handful of chopped veggies like peppers, onions, mushrooms....   



Tip: Add one more! Top your favorite sandwich and wraps with lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, shredded carrots – get creative and be healthy!

Add one more! Give your favorite sandwich and wraps a boost. Top with lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, shredded carrots - get creative and be healthy!...   



Tip: Add one more! Kick up your salads by adding an additional green, such as spinach!

Add one more! Kick up your salads by adding an additional green, such as spinach!...   



Tip: Add one more! Chop up left-over veggies and add to quesadillas!

Add one more! Chop up left-over veggies and add to quesadillas!...   



Tip: Add one more! Add spinach (fresh, canned or frozen) to your favorite pasta dishes!

Add one more! Add spinach (fresh, canned or frozen) to your favorite pasta dishes!...   



Tip: Add one more! Add a handful of fresh or frozen berries to your glass of 100% juice mix in a blender with an ice cube or two for a great smoothie!

Add one more! Add a handful of fresh or frozen berries to your glass of 100% juice - mix in a blender with an ice cube or two for a great smoothie!...   



Tip: Add one more! Cut up veggies like carrots, zucchini and potatoes. Add them to your favorite meatloaf or soup recipes.

Add one more! Cut up veggies like carrots, zucchini and potatoes. Add them to your favorite meatloaf or soup recipes....   



Tip: Add one more! Begin your day with 100% juice and a piece of fruit – that’s more right from the start!

Add one more! Begin your day with 100% juice and a piece of fruit - that's more right from the start!...   



Tip: Add one more! Top your pizza with your favorite veggies.

Add one more! Top your pizza with your favorite veggies....   



Tip: Add one more! Include lettuce, tomato, onions on all your sandwiches and wraps.

Add one more! Include lettuce, tomato, onions on all your sandwiches and wraps....   



Tip: Add one more! Put fruit in your salad.

Add one more! Put fruit in your salad....   



Tip: Add one more! Use fruit in gelatin for a colorful dessert.

Add one more! Use fruit in gelatin for a colorful dessert....   



Tip: Add one more! Include onions, peppers and mushrooms in omelets.

Add one more! Include onions, peppers and mushrooms in omelets....   



Tip: Add one more! Toss raisins into baked goods, yogurt or oatmeal.

Add one more! Toss raisins into baked goods, yogurt or oatmeal....   



Tip: Add one more! Use frozen 100% juice in smoothies.

Add one more! Use frozen 100% juice in smoothies....   



Tip: Add one more! Use tomato juice as broth for veggie soup.

Add one more! Use tomato juice as broth for veggie soup....   



Tip: Add one more! Use cut up veggies to meatloaf and soups.

Add one more! Use cut up veggies to beef up meatloaf and soups....   



Tip: Add one more! Use your food processor to chop vegetables up finely and add to soup, quesadillas.

Add one more! Use your food processor to chop vegetables up finely and add to soup, quesadillas....   



Tip: Add one more! Add beans to salads, vegetable soup.

Add one more! Add beans to salads, vegetable soup....   



Tip: Help kids make frozen fruit kabobs using pineapple chunks, bananas, grapes and kiwis.

Help kids make frozen fruit kabobs using pineapple chunks, bananas, grapes and kiwis....   



Tip: Let your child taste the difference between canned, frozen or fresh green beans – let them decide their favorite form.

Let your child taste the difference between canned, frozen or fresh green beans - let them decide their favorite form....   



Tip: Buy both regular raisins and golden raisins, have your kids do a taste test.

Buy both regular raisins and golden raisins, have your kids do a taste test....   



Tip: Ask older children to help encourage their younger siblings to eat fruits and veggies.

Ask your older children to help encourage their younger siblings to eat fruits and veggies....   



Tip: Enlist help from your kids at dinnertime. Have them prepare a vegetable tray while you prepare the main entrée.

Enlist help from your kids at dinnertime. Have them prepare a vegetable tray as an appetizer or an accompaniment with dinner while you prepare the main entree....   



Make shish-kabobs! Cut meat into 1-inch pieces and skewer with whole mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, chopped pieces of onions, bell peppers, and pineapple.

Make shish-kabobs! Cut meat into 1-inch pieces and skewer with whole mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, chopped pieces of onions, bell peppers, and pineapple. ...   



Tip: Make an all-fruit kabob – pineapple, banana, papaya, and pear chunks work well.

Make an all-fruit kabob - pineapple, banana, papaya, and pear chunks work well....   



Tip: One night of the week, let your child be in charge of the meal, making sure that they choose a veggie.

One night of the week, let your child be in charge of the meal, making sure that they choose a veggie....   



Tip: Cut strawberries into heart shapes.

Cut strawberries into heart shapes....   



Tip: Choose ½ cup of applesauce for baking instead of a ½ of cup oil.

Choose ½ cup of applesauce for baking instead of a ½ of cup oil....   



Tip: Grill tropical fruit such as papaya and mango and serve with grilled fish.

Grill tropical fruit such as papaya and mango and serve with grilled fish....   



Tip: Grill your own potato bites – dice potatoes, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with seasoning, wrap in aluminum foil, and place on the grill.

Grill your own potato bites dice potatoes, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with seasoning, wrap in aluminum foil, and place on the grill....   



Tip: Grill your dessert – sprinkle bananas with cinnamon and brown sugar, place on aluminum foil, and let it sizzle.

Grill your dessert - sprinkle bananas with cinnamon and brown sugar, place on aluminum foil, and let it sizzle. Or get creative, and try grilled bananas for your banana split!...   



Tip: Grill a berry-filled dessert – slice a ripe peach in half, remove the pit, and fill the peach with blueberries.

Grill a berry-filled dessert - slice a ripe peach in half, remove the pit, and fill the peach with blueberries. Sprinkle each half with brown sugar and lemon juice, wrap in aluminum foil, and place on the grill for 15 minutes, turning only once....   



Tip: Make potatoes the star of the show. Top hot, split, baked potatoes with 3-bean chili, broccoli and cheese, or grilled onions and mushrooms for a quick and filling meal.

Make potatoes the star of the show. Top hot, split, baked potatoes with 3-bean chili, broccoli and cheese, or grilled onions and mushrooms for a quick and filling meal. ...   



Tip: Dress up a salad for your main meal. Add slices of grilled chicken or fish. Top with Mandarin oranges. A cool crunchy salad is refreshing on a hot summer day.

Dress up a salad for your main meal. Add slices of grilled chicken or fish. Top with Mandarin oranges. A cool crunchy salad is refreshing on a hot summer day....   



Tip: Pizza for dinner! Pizza can be a healthy choice whether you cook in or take-out when loaded with your favorite veggies.

Pizza for dinner! Pizza can be a healthy choice whether you cook in or take-out when loaded with your favorite veggies....   



Tip: Slice, marinate and grill a variety of vegetables including zucchini, asparagus, green onions, eggplant, and mushrooms.

Slice, marinate (try balsamic vinegar) and grill a variety of vegetables including zucchini, asparagus, green onions, eggplant, and mushrooms. They're delicious!...   



Tip: Add lots of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, sprouts, or other vegetables to your turkey-burgers.

Add lots of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, sprouts, or other vegetables to your turkey-burgers. ...   



Tip: Try adding diced tomatoes, cucumbers and onions to your turkey-dogs.

Try adding diced tomatoes, cucumbers and onions to your turkey-dogs. ...   



Tip: For even cooking, cut vegetables into small same-size pieces.

For even cooking, cut vegetables into small same-size pieces. ...   



Tip: Use a fork to pierce whole, unpeeled vegetables such as potatoes or yams to keep them from bursting while cooking.

Use a fork to pierce whole, unpeeled vegetables such as potatoes or yams to keep them from bursting while cooking....   



Tip: Save time. Microwave vegetables, buy pre-cut fruits and vegetables, use canned or frozen items, drink 100% fruit juice, or pre-wash vegetables ahead of time.

If cooking fruits and vegetables takes too much time, consider microwaving vegetables, buying pre-cut fruits and vegetables, using canned or frozen items, drinking 100% fruit juice, or pre-washing vegetables so they are ready for cooking....   



Tip: Mix canned spinach or frozen broccoli into your pasta dish.

Mix canned spinach or frozen broccoli into your pasta dish....   



Tip: Combine frozen 100% juice and berries, then freeze to make popsicles.

Combine frozen 100% juice and berries, then freeze to make popsicles....   



Tip: Add low fat cream cheese to celery stalks. Top with raisins for ants on a log.

Add low fat cream cheese to celery stalks. Top with raisins for ants on a log....   



Tip: Stir low-fat or fat-free granola into a bowl of low-fat or fat-free yogurt. Top with sliced apples or berries.

Stir low-fat or fat-free granola into a bowl of low-fat or fat-free yogurt. Top with sliced apples or berries....   



Tip: Try layering different combinations of your favorite vegetables in your lasagna recipe

Take your favorite lasagna recipe and try adding different combinations of your favorite vegetables between the layers: mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, carrots, zucchini, onions, or eggplant. Be creative. ...   



Tip: Steam your vegetables, then add low-calorie or low-fat dressings, and herbs and spices to add flavor.

Steam your vegetables, then add low-calorie or low-fat dressings, and herbs and spices to add flavor. Some cooking techniques, such as breading and frying, or using high-fat dressings or sauces will greatly increase the calories and fat in the dish. And eat your fruit raw ...   



Cooking Tip: Glad-edamame

Looking for a quick, healthy snack? Try adding fresh or frozen edamame (green soybeans found in the fresh produce or frozen section of supermarkets) to a Glad® SimplyCooking™ Microwave Steam Bag....   



Cooking Tip: Glad-lunch

Want a quick and easy lunch idea? Combine leftover cooked rice with your favorite frozen mixed vegetable combination and some seasonings in a Glad® SimplyCooking™ Microwave Steam Bag. Cook as directed and serve. It doesn't get much easier than that!...   



Cooking Tip: Glad-jumpstart

Get a jumpstart on dinner by filling microwave steaming bags with vegetables, one for every night of the week. ...   



Tip: Moms, don't forget applesauce cups

Moms, don't forget that applesauce cups are a quick snack and easy to pack in lunches....   



Tip: Applesauce replaces fat

Applesauce replaces 1/2 cup of fat in recipes for many baked goods....   



Tip: Applesauce as dip

Use applesauce cups as a dip for other cut up fruit....