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Fresh, Frozen, Canned, Dried, 100% Juice - All forms of fruits and vegetables matter
  • Most frozen and canned foods are processed within hours of harvest, so their flavor and nutritional value are preserved. 5 Facts about Canned Foods
  • Studies show that recipes prepared with canned foods had similar nutritional values to those prepared with fresh or frozen ingredients.
  • Canned foods are "cooked" prior to packaging, so they
    are recipe-ready.
  • Frozen foods also require little preparation—washing
    and slicing, for instance, is already done.

 

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Is too much spicy food bad for you?

There’s no scientific evidence to suggest that eating highly spiced foods are in any way “bad” for you. Certain spices (and spicy or hot peppers) may aggravate pre-existing conditions such as gastric or esophageal reflux (commonly known as heartburn). Spi...   



how do you prepare acorn squash

Acorn squash is a type of winter squash that is a good source of Vitamin A and Potassium.  Acorn squash can be baked, roasted, steamed or stuffed. For baking, cut the squash into rings, removing any seeds or fibers. Brush with a bit of olive oil and place a hot oven u...   



Do vegetables loose nutritional value when cooked in a microwave oven?

Cooking vegetables in the microwave is an excellent way to maintain nutrients if done properly.  Vegetables lose nutrients (as well as texture and flavor) when they are over-boiled in too much water.  Microwave cooking of vegetables requires very small amounts or...   



With hard vegetables like carrots and broccoli is better to eat them raw or cooked

It is usually a matter of personal preference. Some people prefer the crunch of a raw veggie, while others prefer cooked veggies with a softer texture. Cooking can reduce some nutrient content, but it can also make some nutrients more available to the body.   Raw...   



How do I incorporate frozen dark greens (collards, kale & mustard greens) in standard recipes? Is defrosting or cooking in the microwave and then squeezing the water out a healthy option?Where do I "season to taste" unprocessed frozen vegetables using the microwave?

Several factors might determine how you would incorporate frozen dark greens into recipes, and it would likely depend on what the recipe is for.  If the recipe calls for fresh, but you would like to use frozen, you could cook the greens and add towards the end of the ...   



I have a recipe that includes two 6 ounce cans of tomato paste along with one 8 ounce can of tomato sauce. Can tomato paste and/or tomato sauce count towards my daily vegetable requirement?

Yes! Both tomato paste and tomato sauce count towards your vegetable goals for the day.  This is fortunate because they can be used as the base for many great pasta and vegetable dishes!  Goals will vary due to age, gender and activity level, so check out our web...   



I have read that for humans to absorb the nutrients from carrots, the carrots must be cooked because human bodies can not break down the cell walls in carrots to get the nutrients out. However, I have also been told that purple carrots lose their purple color when cooked. Is the blue phytonutrient in purple carrots destroyed by cooking? Should one eat some cooked and some uncooked carrots to get all the nutrients from carrots? What about ground up carrots in carrot juice? Do they contain the full balance of nutrients in carrots, both orange and purple?

In consulting with our nutrition experts here, we know of no scientific evidence indicating that carrots must be cooked in order to absorb the nutrients they contain.  It is true that cooking can reduce some nutrient content in foods, but it can also make some nutrien...   



I have read that Olive oil should be our oil of choice, but have also read that the benefits no longer exist if the oil is used in cooking, because they become hydrogenated or tans fat. So, what would be the best choice of oils to use in cooking? Staff and parents have asked me this and I am having a hard time finding the answer. Thank-you

It is true that there are different kinds of fats/oils, and knowing the difference can be beneficial to your health.  Some fats can be bad for the heart (e.g. saturated and trans fats—also known as hydrogenated fats), and some may have protective benefits (monou...   



hello I have always been a lazy cook and my children have suffer for that rason we are all over weight I have four children age of 7,6,4,2 and the oldest are over weight and my husband and I . I need help to learn how to cook because that is one of the bigest problems that I dont know how to cook and I just get lazy and I give them junk food I want to stop how do I end these habit and start good habits. Claudia

The first step to building healthy habits for your family is to start with yourself. If you set a good example for the family by eating more fruits and vegetables-chances are they will too! Adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet is easier than you think, because al...   



How long should swisschard be cooked as a side dish.

There are many different ways to prepare Swiss chard. Swiss chard is a tasty green that is an excellent source of vitamin A and also a good source of vitamin C. One way to cook Swiss chard is to wash the leaves and chop coarsely. Add ¼ tsp olive oil, a clove of garl...   



BorgWarner located in Auburn Hills, MI, is planning their first annual health fair at their corporate location. I would like to know if you could refer a chef that specializes in healthy cooking. We would like them to cook for us at our health fair to show the employees how easy it is to cook healthy. Any information would be much appreciated!Thanks!Alyshia Myers

What a great idea to show people that indeed it is easy to cook healthy and it also tastes good too! A couple of ideas for finding a chef: Check with local restaurants that serve fresh food, or click here for a link to the American Dietetics Association to find a Registere...   



How to cook fruits on top of the stove ?

Different fruit can be cooked in various ways depending on how you want to use them. Peaches or nectarines make a delicious dessert by grilling them or cooking them in a sauté pan on the stove. Blueberries or raspberries can be cooked in a small amount of water in a...   



What is chard & how do you cook it and what do you use it in?

Swiss chard is a leafy green that is an excellent source of vitamin A and potassium and a good source of vitamin C. It has only 7 calories per one cup. It can be cooked as you would any other green and used as a side dish. One easy way is to heat a tablespoon of olive oil ...   



how must garden-fresh pimentos be prepared prior to eating?

When used fresh, the skin is typically removed.  The outside peel, seeds, and the tissue around the seeds should be removed first, so that you can enjoy the interior part of the pimento.  The old way to remove the skin of the pimento was to suspend the pods on st...   



Is there a receipe that I can cook fresh okra and green beans together?

I found a recipe for you on the website, www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.gov.  The name of the recipe is Okra and Green Beans.  Here is the recipe.  I hope you enjoy!...   



I want to cook a hardy healthy roast beef dinner for my family, but seeming as I have never cooked roast beef what vegatables could I use to bring out more natural and refreshing tastes?

Many vegetables go nicely with beef. If you have a cut of beef that only needs baking rather than a tougher cut that needs to be stewed or braised, you could try just using a spice rub and serve with a colorful variety of roasted vegetables, which could be done while the r...   



I like to substitute spaghetti squash for my pasta but I'm not sure what the proper amount is and how to count it - X # carb - 1/2cup - 1 fruit?/ vegetable. Also I make my own whole cranberry sauce using Splenda, onions. water, etc. Would I still count a serving (1/4 cup of cooked) as 1 fruit plus the Splenda?

One serving of spaghetti squash is ½ cup, and contains about 5 grams of carbohydrate. ½ cup of whole unsweetened cranberries has about 6 grams of carbohydrate (Unsweetened cranberries have less carbohydrate per half cup than other fruits because they naturall...   



What are the three names for salt?

The chemical name for the salt that is used at the table is sodium chloride. There are other salts that are used in salt substitutes such as potassium chloride. There are also different types of salts such as kosher or sea salt. Sodium is also found in other compounds that...   



I HAVE SOME BAGS OF FROZEN VEGETABLES THAT HAVE EXPANDED SINCE I BOUGHT THEM. THEY HAVE BEEN FROZEN THE ENTIRE TIME, BUT NOW THEY ARE SO FULL OF AIR THAT I CAN'T SQUEEZE THEM. IS THIS A PROBLEM?

The expansion is probably due to ice and not air. Vegetables contain water, and water expands when frozen. This expansion can cause the cell walls to break. Any slight thawing causes the water to leak out of the cells. When refrozen, the water is now on the outside of the ...   



I have heard that eating your vegies crisp tender is better for you for a few reasons. One being more nutrients in less cooked veggies and the other is that if you overcook them, your body doesnt have to work as hard to break it down and digest it, thus you get hungry faster. Is this true?

It is true that overcooking vegetables is associated with more loss of some nutrients, although not all.  However, cooking past the crisp tender stage until vegetables are a little softer but not overcooked does not result in major differences in nutrient content.&nbs...   



if i go food shopingand i want somethinghealthy, whatshould i get?

There are many healthy options in the store and what you choose will usually depend on whether it will be used as a meal or snack. I would suggest that you use mypyramid.gov as a guide to planning meals and snacks. Click here to see what the best choices are in each food g...   



I am a new learner. I bought wheat grass for using in juices but I don't know how to keep because I cannot use it all at one time. Should I keep in the refrigerator or outside? Also can I just cut the tips and if it keeps growing. Thanks in advance for educating me.

Wheat grass is the young shoots of wheat plants. If no instructions came with your wheatgrass, there is some information available on line (Google wheatgrass). It appears that once the grass has grown to its optimal level, you can keep it in the fridge for about a week. It...   



looking for a recipe for an orange sauce for cornish game hens

Unfortunately, we don’t have one on this site. Here is a site appears to have some recipes for orange sauce as well as other delicious citrus recipes: http://www.ultimatecitrus.com/oranges.html...   



What should I make for my helthy brain food dessert.

Omega three fatty acids are sometimes called “brain food”. They are found in walnuts. Click here to find great recipes that contain walnuts....   



I've heard that some fruits and vegetables are actually healthier for you when you cook them, (for instance the Lycopene in tomatoes becomes more accessible). What things may be better for a person when they are cooked? Also how much degradation does the nutrients of fruits and vegetables experience through cooking or other processes like pureeing?

Lycopene does become more accessible when cooked, and there is some evidence that other phytochemicals, including beta carotene and anthocyanins are also better absorbed when cooked. Cooking and pureeing break down the cellulose, or fiber, (which we don’t digest), an...   



Have any recipies for Artichokes?

You can find some delicious recipes for artichokes on this site by clicking here. Enjoy!...   



How to cook artichokes in microwave

Rap artichoke forcefully against the counter top or cutting board to separate petals. Soak in lukewarm water for a few minutes to clean. Drain. Remove stem and dark outer petals. Cut off top 1/3 of artichoke and remove thorns on the end of petals with scissors. Open artich...   



How do you prepare a jimaca?

A: Jicama is a unique and tasty Mexican fruit, rich in fiber and Vitamin C! A cousin of the sweet potato, it has a crisp texture and a sweet taste. A jicama can be enjoyed just as it is, after removing the skin (just like you’d peel a potato) and cutti...   



What foods are low and safe with potassium ... Dr said to avoid potassium

A: While potassium balance is important for muscular function and cardiovascular health, there are some conditions that require the adoption of a low-potassium diet. It’s great that you’re actively seeking nutritious foods to eat that still allow you ...   



Is there any nutritional value in Green pepper,Onion,and mushroom? What are they?

Green peppers are very high in vitamin C- 1 medium pepper has almost double the amount you need in a day. They also contain small amounts of vitamin A, fiber, iron and calcium. Onions are high in vitamin C, a good source of fiber, and contain small amounts of iron and ca...   



Hi, i would like to know what type of foods/fruits/veges are suitable for cancer patients after they had radiotherapy? Any foods we should avoid? Would you mind to provide some easy recipes for me? thanks.

Recommendations tend to be individual based on tolerance, type of cancer etc. You can find some general recommendations and meal planning guidelines from the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. If you are having specific nutrition issues, a registered diet...   



allergic to carrots --looking for good juicing recipes without them

We don’t have recipes for juicing. However, you can juice any combination of vegetables and/or fruits that sound good to you without including carrots. Some enjoy combinations of fruit and vegetable juices. Use your imagination!...   



What is edamame?

Edamame is fresh soybeans that have been harvested before the seed has hardened. They are delicious as a snack, included in salads, stir fries or in vegetable medleys....   



Do you have avialible the nutrition facts of fruits & veggies? Thanks

Yes, you can see the nutrition values for different fruits and veggies by clicking here.  ...   



What can of diet, a person with high pressure can have? Do you have come recepies for the all week or month to choose for this problem?

Generally people with high blood pressure are advised to have less sodium (salt), and to lose weight if overweight. Most fruits and vegetables are low in sodium and can be helpful with losing weight. For these and other reasons, eating more fruits and vegetables improves h...   



How long does one steam fresh asparagus to a light crunch? Pieces are cut to a two inch piece

In general, it should only take a 2 - 3 minutes, but may vary depending on the thickness of the asparagus stalk. ...   



How to cook beets and what about the stems and greensare they ok to eat? Can I steam the whole thing or what Cabbage what is the difference between the different kinds?Thanks for all you help

Beets can be boiled, whole and unpeeled in water until soft. The red color will stain fingers, so either wear gloves, or use a fork and knife to slip off the peel once cooked. Greens can be eaten raw or cooked. Click here for more information on beets. The different varie...   



How many fruits variety do i need a day?

We encourage eating a variety every day, so try to include several different types to meet your daily recommendations. To see how much you should be eating each day, click here....   



BESIDES SPINICH AND KALE, WHAT ARE THE OTHER DARK GREEN VEGETABLES?

Other dark green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale include collard and mustard greens, leafy lettuces like romaine, red leaf, and mesclun. Click here to see a list of other green vegetables. ...   



Can I freeze zucchini w/o cooking?

Yes. Simply wash, remove the stalk, slice or shred, and freeze. You might consider freezing the amount you expect to use in the recipe in separate bags or containers, so that you will be able to thaw only the amount you want to use. You can find good zucchini recipes here....   



is eating raw sweet potatoes unhealthy or more benefical because it holds its nutrients id love to know thanks

Cooking sweet potatoes will not result in substantial nutrient loss, and the potato will probably be easier to digest when cooked. Click here to see some delicious ways to cook sweet potatoes....   



is it ok to loose weight as a young teen if you do it healthy

It is generally recommended that young teens do not lose weight, but instead, try not to gain any more as they grow. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables can help. Click here for great recipes using fruits and vegetables, and here for help with ways to get more into y...   



Does yogurt have similar nutritional benefits when it's cooked as when it's eaten raw? I don't care for the sour taste, but I like to cook chicken and fish in it. Thanks

The nutritional benefits of yogurt used in cooking will be similar to when it’s eaten raw, although some vitamins may be destroyed by heating. Additionally, active cultures that are in uncooked yogurt will also be destroyed by heating. However, you will sti...   



My husband just got diagnosed with diabetes type 2 and I wonder if it is a good idea to get a juicer machine to help include healthy fruits and vegetables into his diet.

Including juices in his diet is okay, especially vegetable juices which are lower in sugar. Juice from sweet fruits and vegetables would still have to be “counted” in the carbohydrates in his diet. The very best way for him to increase fruit and vegetable intak...   



slow cooker in order what takes the longes to cook?meat,onions caarrots,then pototos what should be put in first and then added last.THANKING YOU PATRICIA

Slow cooker recipes usually suggest adding all but the quickest cooking vegetables together, and in this case, meat, onions, carrots and potatoes would go in together. You can find other recipes using fruits and vegetables here.  ...   



i dont know how make my kids eat veggies,can i get some recepies.thank you

It is difficult, if not impossible to make kids eat veggies if they don’t want to. There are some tips that will help.   First and foremost, it is important that they see you eating them, and that they be served daily at meals so that kids are used to ...   



I have alot of peppers that I would like to preserve so they don't go bad- what is the best method to do this

You may preserve your peppers in a variety of ways, including freezing, drying and pickling. Click here to find instructions from the University of California at Berkley on how to do this. You can also find some great recipes for using peppers by clicking here. ...   



I eat a lot of palm hearts I wonder are there any benefits to this,also I'm a type 2 diabetic,best raw or cooked?

One cup of heart of palm contains more than 20% of the daily value for vitamin B6, potassium, zinc and copper. It also contains more than 10% of the daily value for vitamin B2, vitamin C and iron. It is low in fat and sodium, and like all fruits and vegetables, contains no...   



Should baged salad mix that is pre cut and washed be washed again?

It depends on the label. Some say “ready to eat” and those are fine to eat without washing. If it does not have that statement, it would probably be safest to wash it again.  ...   



How to pick a ripe pineapple.

Pineapples available in the grocery have been picked ripe and can be used immediately. Pineapples should be plump and firm with fresh green leaves on the top. Look for a mild pineapple scent at the stem end. Color may not indicate ripeness, since some varieties are green w...   



Can you add sugar to turnip greens as a seasoning?

It depends on your taste. Some people will cook turnip greens and other greens with a pinch or two of sugar to curb what tastes bitter to them....   



I am really curious about making my own baby food when I am ready to introduce my daughter to solids. I wanted to make sure that I would be making the most healthful choices and what little stomaches could handle. I was hoping to find some recipes as well; however, I wasn't reluctant. Could you please give me some helpful hints on how to get started and foods that are safe for babies.

You can make baby food from the foods that you cook for your family. A good way to prepare your own baby food is as follows: cook the food until soft, either by steaming, boiling in a small amount of water or in the microwave. It is recommended that you do not add salt or ...   



i was given a karobi looks like a round root vegetable and i don't have any idea how to cook this thing but always up for challenge. Can any one help?

Kohlrabi can be eaten raw or cooked. To eat it raw, wash thoroughly then peel, slice and add to salads, slaws, or vegetable platters. To eat it cooked, you can peel, chop and add it to stir fries, soups or stews; or steam/boil until crisp or soft (your preference). Enjoy! ...   



Does soaking raw potatoes leech the potassium out? (Or enough to make it a "low K " veggie?)

The following “recipe” significantly reduces the potassium in potatoes but does not eliminate it completely: Peel potatoes and slice 1/8 inch thick. Place in warm water. Use 10 times as much water as potatoes. Soak for 2 hours. ...   



How to cook corn on the cob?

Corn on the cob can be boiled, baked, grilled or cooked in the microwave.  IN WATER:   Choose a pot large enough to hold the amount of corn you want to cook, with room for water to cover the corn. Cover pot and bring water to a boil on high heat. Add husked...   



what is the best way to melt choclate

To prevent burning, chocolate can be melted in a pan fitted over a saucepan of boiling water. Chocolate can also be melted in a microwave, but likely won’t require much time. It should be stirred frequently while melting....   



I have heard that browning and/or cooking onions and other vegetable in virgin olive oil causes the oil to loose its healthy properties. What do you know about this?

Common knowledge says that heating extra virgin and virgin olive oil to high temperatures causes the flavor to break down and so it is recommended that these oils be used without cooking them. The International Olive Council however maintains that olive oil is excellent fo...   



How do I cook fresh home grown beetroot?

Gently wash the beets, leaving the thin skin intact for cooking. It will easily peel off under cold running water after cooking. When trimming, leave at least an inch of the leaf stems attached and do not remove the root. The stem and root are removed after cooki...   



I do not cook. When I go to the grocery store I feel like I am staring at 4 walls because I do not know what to buy besides cereal, milk and bread. Any suggestions?

A variety of foods is best for good health. You can plan your diet and get suggestions for each food group at www.mypyramid.gov Many fruits, vegetables and other foods can be purchased ready to eat or ready to cook so that you can have a healthy diet even if you don&r...   



I have tryed serching the net every where that i know of looking for a recipe for a orange glaze for carrots with no luck . please help thank you

If you Google “orange glaze for vegetables” you will find a selection of recipes. A glaze for 6 servings is as follows: 1/3 cup orange juice 2-4 teaspoons brown sugar (to taste) 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch ½ teaspoon grated orange peel (zest) or to taste...   



what are the best cooking methods for veg. and why?

You can find great ways to cook vegetables in our “Top ten ways to cook almost anything” on our website here. Most vegetables are best cooked just until tender since this allows them to retain most of their nutrients.  ...   



how do you cook a radish?also, is it safe to bake and eat squash seeds?

Radishes can be added to stews, or thinly sliced and added to stir-fries. They can also be pickled. Learn how to choose good ones in our new video center, here. Like pumpkin seeds, it is safe to bake and eat squash seeds....   



I heard that it is harmful to microwave and that you lose nutients and negatively change the molecular structure of foods. Is this true?We have taken to steaming ood instead.

Microwaving food is completely safe. Any type of cooking changes the molecular structure of food, and may cause a small loss of nutrients. Nutrient losses with microwaving are similar to nutrient losses with steaming, and they are very minimal. ...   



I've heard that it's better to steam vegetables than it is to boil because boiling saps nutrients from them. Is this true? And if so, is grilling veggies on the good side or the bad side? I often like to have hot meals, but I want to get my nutrients, too. Thanks

Steaming tends to preserve nutrients better than boiling because the vegetables are not in direct contact with water.  Water-soluble vitamins will be lost in cooking water when vegetables are cooked in large amounts of it.  Generally, if vegetables are being boil...   



can i use 8% acetic acid in my cooking or not? if not used then why?

Vinegar that is commercially available is 5% acetic acid. Vinegar that is 8% acetic acid is more acidic, and so you would need to use less to achieve the same results....   



can i use 8% acetic acid in my cooking or not? if not used then why?

Vinegar that is commercially available is 5% acetic acid. Vinegar that is 8% acetic acid is more acidic, and so you would need to use less to achieve the same results....   



Hi,I have heard Vegetables loose its Vitamins and Minerals if you cook it really well. Is that true? Should we cook it to "Al dente"?

Yes, it is true that the way vegetables are cooked can be important in avoiding unnecessary nutrient loss. Steaming causes the least amount of vitamin and mineral loss because the vegetable is surrounded in steam rather than submersed in water since many vitamins in vegeta...   



I am a student and need to ask some questions about fruits and vegetables for a report at school1.Which group is healthier, fruits or vegetables?2.Are dried fruit considered healthier than plain ones?3.Are cooked vegetables healthier then raw veggies?4.Are there any types of fruit and vegetables that are considered unhealthy?5.Does the ripening of a fruit affect the nutrients it gives you when you eat it?6. Are canned fruits and vegetables are as good as un-canned ones?7. Will eating to much of both groups have you gain weight?Thanks so much for answering these questions.

Both fruits and vegetables contain many nutrients that contribute to health. You can find out about dried, canned fruits and veggies and changes in ripe fruit in our Ask the Expert section by clicking here. Cooking vegetables can cause some nutrient loss, like vitamin C, d...   



I'm looking for vegetable only breakfast menus. Can you help?

Vegetables can be included at breakfast in any way that you would enjoy them.   Vegetables are great in omelets, can be used in a wrap or on a sandwich, as a salad or in soup.  Vegetable juice is also a great option. If you are looking for vegetarian/ vegan ...   



if I am going to cut up fresh squash and green beans do I have to blanch them if I intend to use a vaccum sealer and freeze them right away after washing and cuting then up?

It is recommended to blanch vegetables prior to freezing in order to slow or stop the action of enzymes that cause loss of flavor, color, and texture. Blanching your squash and green beans will cleanse their surface, brighten their color, and decrease the loss of vita...   



I'm a grandma of a 7mo.old little girl. I want to find on line recipes for my grand daughter. She has PKU and am having a hard time fining how to bake birthday cake for her ist. b-day in Oct. Want to be able to make as much for her as I can learn. Please help, thank you much. Maria Walsh

You can find many resources online by searching for "PKU recipes for kids".  Here are a few I found: http://www.peds.umn.edu/pku/Diet.html  ;  http://www.pkunews.org/news/newsix2f.htm.  There is also a website about PKU which may have som...   



How do I find simple recipes for a teenager so she can eat a balanced meal?

Visit our website for quick recipes that take less than 30 minutes to prepare. These recipes are simple and nutritious, and the majority of the meet PBH and CDC nutrition standards. You can search recipes by key ingredients or simply browse for recipes that sound...   



how to cook collard greens

You can see a basic recipe in our Cooking section.  Ingredients can be altered according to your taste....   



How can we make an interesting dish that impress others?

Choose a recipe that you like and find impressive. There are hundreds on our website here to choose from, and many more on the world wide web. Happy eating!...   



when you cook do you lose phtochemicals

Some phytochemicals may be lost to some degree if the food is cooked at a high temperature for a prolonged amount of time.  However, most of the phytochemicals are heat stable and will not be significantly decreased if the vegetable is cooked.  Try cooking your v...   



What can i do to make sure i eat more fruits and vegetable than any other type of food which are so tempting to eat

Including fruits and vegetables in your diet is much easier when you have recipes that include a wide variety of these foods, are easy to prepare, and also taste great.  Check out our Quick Guide to Getting MORE Fruits and Vegetables for more ideas...   



Cooking variety of boiled vegetables

Vegetables can be baked, boiled, steamed, grilled, and prepared in many other ways.  Check out our Top Ten Healthy Ways to Cook Fruits and Vegetables for more great ideas....   



How to prepare butternut squash

Please check out our Fruit & Vegetable Recipe Database for some tasty butternut squash recipes....   



Would like a dip for pickled Veg's

For some great tasting fruit and vegetable dips that go with a variety of things, search our Fruit & Vegetable Recipe Database....   



Would garlic overtake the flavor of boiled cauliflower. How may I serve it?\

It would really depend on how much garlic you use. Search our Fruit & Vegetable Recipe Database for some tasty ways to prepare cauliflower....   



On the Menu a Day there is a meal Broccoli Chicken casserole with a list of ingredients but no recipe. Where is the recipe?

I'm glad you're enjoying our menus! When developing the menus, we tried to tie in recipes currently in our database that use common ingredients but we also wanted to provide variety over the 30-day Menu A Day period. We don't currently have a Brocolli and Chicken Casarole ...   



Can you eat Beet Greens, the leaves etc.

Yes, beet greens are edible, and quite delicious!  It is recommended to trim off the stems because they can be tough.  Remember to wash the greens thoroughly before using.  Try swapping them in a recipe that calls for collard greens or kale.  A quick and simple way to ...   



What are some easy receipes with 3 or 4 ingreidents?

We have several quick and easy recipes available on our website. Below are a few but check out our Fruit & Veggie Recipe Database as well as our Seasonal Quick Fruit & Veggie Recipes which are ready in 30 minutes or less! Bookworm Apple Bark Purple Party Parf...   



Could you clarify the directions in the Strawberry Sundae Salad recipe?

Absolutely. Our Strawberry Sundae Salad recipe has been updated to include the following: 1. Combine in electric blender container 1 cup sliced strawberries, 2 Tablespoons orange juice and sugar. Cover and process until pureed.  Reserve for salad assembly. 2. Mix co...