Broaden Your Palate
Posted by Kimber Harding
August 1, 2016
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Written by Christina McWhinnie
recommended 5 – 9 servings of fruit and vegetables can seem like a daunting
task, but check out these tips to see how tasty, cheap and easy healthy treats
can fit into your everyday!
Eat local & in season
employees have an awesome opportunity to join a C.S.A for highly discounted
produce sent right to your office! Check out our employee deal with Tagge’s or
Urban Farm and Feed for a discount on a weekly produce box.
the Jail produce sales or local farmer’s markets. Fresh, organic peppers or
peaches will reach amazing low prices during mid to late summer. This presents
the opportunity to try a vast array of different foods for extremely low prices.
your own (link to USU classes)! After a small amount of start-up cost, this
will provide a continuous supply of fresh produce to be picked whenever you
need or want it.
Keep them accessible, visible and ready to
we are deterred from purchasing produce because we don’t want it to go bad in
our fridge. I encourage you to change your mind set on this one by trying these
- Preparation- Cut up carrots, broccoli, celery
and cauliflower and put in small, convenient containers.
- See them/eat them - Wash grapes immediately in a colander and set
on the top shelf of the refrigerator for easy visibility and access to grab a
handful of ready to eat sweetness.
- Shop everyday like the French! - Swing by the grocery store for five minutes on
your way home from work to purchase the broccoli and onions for that night’s dinner
and cherries for dessert..
- Snack Smart-
Order an apple or banana with your coffee at the drive through Java Hut.
- Costco -
It may sound like a good deal to get 10lbs of carrots or a giant bag of apples,
but this is only a good idea if you have the time to utilize, preserve or
freeze it immediately. Otherwise, chances are you are better off buying smaller
quantities so you don’t wind up throwing it out.
- Frozen options - Another great option is to purchase frozen
fruits or vegetables. This is a good way to always have produce on hand and
ready to use. Frozen produce is blanched and frozen right after picking, which preserves
Vegetables around the clock
Hopefully the color your palate challenge
inspired you to ditch conventional thoughts about veggies and you’ve added them
to your daily routine.
Vegetables don’t have to be a
side dish; they can shine bright as the star of a meal! Start planning each
meal based around fruit and vegetables first. Vegetables are not just for
dinner. Start your day off with some greens with breakfast. Try making Breakfast Egg Muffins in advance, and have
them all week for a convenient, healthy and delicious breakfast. Cut up a
variety of vegetables and mix and match different combinations in each muffin.
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