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As summer winds to an end, fall is a time for harvest. September is Fruit and Veggie Month and Organic Harvest Month. Since most people struggle to eat the recommended half a plate of produce at every meal we’re going to provide you with 30 days of tips to help you add more fruits and vegetables to your diet.
The key is to do it in baby steps.
Today for your backyard barbecue grill up some veggies such as onions, bell peppers, eggplant or summer squash. Or, for dessert, grill up some fruit – yes fruit! The grill caramelizes the natural sugar in the fruit and you get a delicious slightly browned result. Try peaches, nectarines or pineapple.
Start the day with a yogurt based fruit smoothie. A few handfuls of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries added to your smoothie can add loads of antioxidants to your diet. Add a banana and you’ve nailed two servings of fruit and you haven’t even made it out the door!