Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Jen Says Eat Your Veggies!!

A new study shows that we Americans are not eating our government-recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. The government’s goal is for us to each eat 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables every day. Most of us aren’t meeting that goal and the government is wondering why (I won’t even get started on that!). They suggest that perhaps a way to get us to eat more fruits and veggies is to find easy recipes and make smoothies.

Here’s a novel idea: PICK UP AN APPLE AND TAKE A BITE! Eat a banana. Cook up some broccoli or munch some raw carrots! It’s not that hard and fruits and veggies are delicious (I guess most of us have forgotten that in our age of pre-packaged, processed food.).

Today my coworker Wendy forwarded me information on a new CSA in our area, the Red Fire Farm in Granby, MA. Wendy and I are talking about splitting a share of the Red Fire Farm CSA, which will guarantee each of us 5 pounds of fresh produce plus farm-fresh fruit each week between June 11 and December 17. That’s going to go a long way in helping us meet our suggested intake of fruits and vegetables! And with the more than 300 varieties of 40 vegetables offered by the Red Fire Farm CSA, Wendy and I are bound to have some more creative examples of how to eat your veggies in a few months! If you want to increase your fruit and veggie intake, find a CSA in your area.

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