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What are some easy receipes with 3 or 4 ingreidents?

Friday, June 29th, 2012

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  Read More

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Can you eat Beet Greens, the leaves etc.

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

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  Read More

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do you have any suggestions for a festival food to replace funnel cakes? it needs to be easy to make, people will flock to buy it, and it will make money for our group. thanks in advance

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Unfortunately, festival foods are notorious for offering a variety of high fat foods. In general, say “No” to any fried foods and “Yes” to foods that contain lots of fruits and vegetables! Apples,  Read More

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When I try to feed my son (15 mo) veggies he refuses to eat them. He will spit out everything except mashed potatoes. Any suggestioins?

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Children can be very hard to feed! If your son is growing normally, and has plenty of energy to play and learn, he is probably getting what he needs. Remember that he learns primarily by example, so if you  Read More

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Hi, I am a nutrition instructor for Michigan’s Extension Program. We provide free nutrition education to low income families and individuals. I have a Fruit and Vegetable Color Way Produce Wheel. Can I have more sent here to give to clients? Thank you for your time!!Mailing Address 7375 Woodward Ave.Suite 1520Detroit, MI 48202

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

I am glad you enjoy our Fruits & Veggies Produce Wheel! It can be purchased online from our catalog at www.pbhcatalog.org in both English and Spanish!

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I’m curious: I just turned 34, and I am concerned b/c I don’t eat a lot of Veggies. The following is a list of veggies that I eat:lettuce, onions (usually sauteed with other foods), potatoes, sweet potatoes/yams, corn, tomato products (not WHOLE ones), pickles, bell peppers (I LOVE salsa)By and large, obviously, im missing the Veggie family. I love pretty much EVERY fruit there is, but HATE veggies. Can you tell me:a) based on the list, what vitamins im in danger of being deficient in andb) how do i make sure to get the adequate vitamins/minerals im not getting. Thank you.

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

In order to provide your body with the best combination of vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial compounds, it is important to eat a variety of colors of fruits and vegetables. Every fruit or vegetable  Read More

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The Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka, a mother of two and a registered dietitian, shares years of experience in getting people to eat more fruits and veggies.
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