ENJOY HEALTHY EATING
Building a healthy plate is easy if you make half the plate vegetables and half fruits. It’s a great way to add variety, color, texture, shape, and nutritional value to your families daily diet.
Pizza toppings- broccoli, red, yellow, or green peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, red or white onions, asparagus, olives, garlic… Whatever is in your fridge can become a topping for pizza. The crust can be ready made store bought, pita bread, English muffins, or sliced bread for individual pizzas. No pizza dough or bread of any type in the house? No worries, just cut a potato or squash in half for a base. Top with cut up veggies and cheese. Cheese doesn’t always have to be mozzarella , you can sprinkle parmesan or Romano for added variety. Bake at 350 until done and enjoy!
Make a “mixed kitchen” salad.
Make a “mixed kitchen” salad. Start with any variety of lettuce, spinach, kale, or shredded cabbage. None of these around? No worries, cut up whatever vegGies and fruits you have in the fridge. Baby carrots, peppers, celery, grape tomatoes, spinach, cucumbers, cauliflower florets, beets, berries, mandarin oranges, apple slices, grapes…
Omelets can include any vegetables you can imagine! Turn them into a hearty meal with broccoli, squash, carrots, peppers, tomatoes, spinach, and/or onions. You can add sharp cheddar, muenster, American or Swiss cheese.
It’s warm enough to grill. You can cut up any vegie or chunks of fruit in the kitchen and put them on kabobs, in a grill pan, or on aluminum foil and then grill.
fresh or frozen vegetables
Add fresh or frozen vegetables to a cup of vegetable soup and microwave it for a snack, or pair with half a sandwich for a meal.
Make fruit your dessert.
Slice a banana lengthwise and top with a scoop of yogurt or frozen yogurt. Or cut up a banana and freeze it to use for ice cream and top as you would for a banana split. Did you know frozen grapes can also make a healthy snack?