Ways to Add Fruits & Veggies to Your Meals
5 Ways to Add Fruits & Veggies to Entrées
- Herb & Lemon Roasted Chicken. Remove the skin from the chicken to cut out more fat in your meal. Use a low-sodium chicken broth and top with lemon and herbs!
- Steak Salad. Add steak (prepared the way you like it) to a fresh bed of greens (spinach is in season!). Add crumbled goat cheese, pine nuts, red onion, and low-fat raspberry vinaigrette dressing to complete this steak salad.
- Seasonal Soup. Warm up this fall with vitamin-packed soups. Try our Emerald Spinach Soup with Tomato, Sweet Potato-Pear Soup and our Apple Fennel Soup.
- Bean Wrap. Enjoy this light entrée with a whole wheat wrap, lettuce, fall fruits and vegetables, and any type of bean. Recipe: Veggie Bean Wrap Around
- Chicken Florentine. Inspired by a classic, this easy, modern, light-in-calories main dish is healthy and delicious, plus it’s filled with spinach, another fall favorite! Recipe: Chicken Florentine
5 Ways to Add Fruits & Veggies to Side Dishes & Desserts
- A New Kind of Coleslaw. Enjoy shredded radish instead of cabbage in your next batch of homemade coleslaw. Try Daikon radishes in our Rainbow Slaw Salad recipe.
- Fruit Skewers. Pick the fruit of your choice that will easily stay on the skewer such as sapote, crab apples, grapes, and pineapple. Fruit skewers are easy to grab and provide a healthier choice! Our Fruit Kabobs w/Sweet Yogurt Dip is always a hit!
- Mini Peanut Butter Apples. Reduce the saturated fat by swapping out caramel with peanut butter and rolling in healthy nuts such as pecans or almonds. With a melon baller scoop little balls out of an apple, stick ‘apple balls’ on popsicle sticks and roll in heated peanut butter and nuts.
- Dark Chocolate Covered … Whatever! Dip peaches, strawberries and bananas in a small amount (only ¼ of the fruit) of melted dark chocolate. Refrigerate and serve.
- Baked Apples. Preheat oven to 375° F. Using a cylindrical apple corer, core apples three-quarters of the way down. Fit snugly in an ovenproof skillet or a loaf pan. Stir together a small amount of butter, brown sugar, pecans, and vanilla seeds in a small bowl. Divide sugar mixture among apples and sprinkle with nuts. Bake for about 1 hour until apples are soft.
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