Harvest of the Month

April Themes:

  • Nutrition:  Add More Vegetables to Your Day
  • Harvest of the Month:  Salad Greens
  • Physical Activity:  Gardening

Add More Vegetables to Your Day:

It’s easy to eat more vegetables, especially when you fill  half your lunch or dinner plate full of them!  Eating vegetables is important because they provide vitamins and minerals and most are low in calories.  To fit more vegetables in your meals, follow these simple tips.  It is easier than you may think.

Here are some tips for increasing your vegetable intake throughout the day:

  • Savor the flavor of seasonal vegetables
  • Include some vegetables in your breakfast or snacks
  • Make your garden glow with color
  • Choose vegetables rich in color
  • Choose a new vegetable that you have never tried before

Sources and Additional Resources:

Harvest of the Month: Salad Greens

One cup of salad greens – like butterhead, green leaf, red leaf, romaine – is an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin A.  To add more zip to your lunch, try a vegetable salad with tangy avocado dressing.

Additional Resources:

  • Harvest of the Month Community Newsletter: Salad Greens – English / Spanish
  • Harvest of the Month Family Newsletter: Salad Greens – English / Spanish

Featured Recipes:

  • Samoan Salad – Try this tasty salad as part of your next lunch!  English
  • Cesar Chicken Pasta Salad – This amazing salad is packed with protein and nutrients! English

To change the language of the above recipes, visit Eatfresh.org and type in the recipe name in the search bar. Use the globe icon at the top right corner to select a new language for the materials to be translated!

Additional Salad Greens Recipes:

Energize Your Body with Gardening:

Many gardening activities are types of aerobic or strength training activities.  Aerobic activities help the heart and lungs.  Strength training activities improve muscle and bone strength.  Gardening is also a great way to grow your own fruits and vegetables!  Adults need at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day, and strength training activities at least 2 days a week.

Examples of Gardening Activities:

  • Raking
  • Moving items with a wheel barrel
  • Mowing with a non-power-push mower
  • Shoveling and digging
  • Pruning

Additional Resources:

 


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