How many Holiday parties have you been to so far? Food is often the center of holiday parties and food brings people together, so we support that! We also know that many holiday dishes miss some key nutrition content! Try some of these unique, festive and healthy options below that incorporate whole grains, in season fruits and vegetables, and plenty of colorful options to nourish your body!
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It’s harvest season and across the country supermarkets, farmers markets, and roadside stands are stuffed with peak-season produce. That’s one of the reasons it makes sense that September has been designated “Fruits & Veggies More Matters Month”
The piles of juicy apples and fresh-picked butternut squash are seductive, but “More Matters Month” is also a great time to branch out and try fruits and vegetables that might not be as familiar. Who knows? You might find a new veggie to fall in love with or a new fruit BFF.
Here are ten of the more unusual f+v available in stores this season.
For families, back to school time can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, it’s the end of summer. No more long, lazy days at the lake and late nights out in the yard watching for fireflies.
Instead, it’s a time for a chill in the air, fresh school supplies, and a renewed sense of rigor.
By the time September rolls around, most all of us—not just kids and parents—are ready to put away the unstructured days of summer and add routine to our lives.
Many people have complicated feelings toward plant sources for protein. Snow-white and innocent with a sometimes quivery texture, tofu is often a target for people’s unkind words.
But what if I told you that eating more tofu is associated with a longer lifespan?
How do you feel after eating a sun-warmed peach plucked ripe from a tree? What is your mental state like when you dig into the season’s first asparagus, grilled and drizzled with olive oil?
We all know that eating more fruits and vegetables can bring us more physical health. Those who eat more fruits and vegetables have reduced rates of heart disease, as well as lower BMIs. And each daily serving you eat can help prevent an early death.
What is less well-known is that eating fruits and vegetables can actually make you happier.