Did you know that June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month? And, with summer just around the corner, there are an increasing number of fresh fruit and vegetables to choose from each week.
Here in California, we are already starting to see the first of the season’s stone fruit, mostly apricots and cherries, but some nectarines and peaches are already arriving at my local farmers’ market.
Just last month I wrote about how eating seasonally not only saves you money, but gives you more freshness, flavor and packs the biggest nutritional punch.
The easiest way to get more into your diet is to add fresh fruits and vegetables to the meals that you are already making. I have found that if I add fresh produce to the things I already eat, I don’t ever feel like I am giving anything up and actually feel like I am getting something instead because of the additional flavor they add to things.
Here are some easy and tasty ways to increase your intake of fresh fruits and veggies.