Girlfriend's Fit Club | Creative Ways to Use August Produce
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Creative Ways to Use August Produce

Have you been getting all your servings of fruit and vegetables every day? Below are a few CREATIVE tips, tricks, and recipes to help you and your kiddos get more servings per day!

BLUEBERRIES

These are a great source of fiber and antioxidants. In addition, they also boost hydration which is extra important in the Summer months!

Pre-Workout & Kids Snack: Pair some blueberries with Greek yogurt and some granola! Great for energy and hydration!

Post-Workout & Kids Snack/Meal: Add some blueberries to your smoothie or protein shake after your workout! Sneak some greens in there too (spinach or kale are great options for smoothies). * I also like to add some beets in our smoothies sometimes. Beets contain important nutrients: fiber, folate and vitamin C and may also help improve athletic performance.

How To Freeze Fresh Blueberries: 

  1. Rinse them with cool water.
  2. Spread blueberries on cookie sheet on top of parchment paper and let air dry for about an hour.
  3. Put in the freezer (for about an hour)while blueberries are spread on a cookie sheet (this will prevent them from sticking together).
  4. Take blueberries out and place in freezer-safe ziplock or container.

 

TOMATOES

These are a great source of Lycopene ( another super powerful antioxidant). These also add hydration.

Caprese Salad:

  • Place a layer of Arugula on a plate or platter if it’s for a large group.

– Tomato of choice sliced and placed on top of Arugula.

  • Fresh Mozzarella Cheese (or dairy-free cheese if you have dairy allergies) sliced and placed on top of tomatoes.
  • Fresh Basil diced and sprinkled on top.
  • Fustin’s Blueberry balsamic drizzled over the top with sea salt and pepper.

Below are a few more ways to sneak fruits & veggies in your kiddos food:

Add fruits & veggies in a smoothie, muffins, pasta or homemade popsicles! I also use zucchini in place of noodle in my lasagna and my family favors that over the noodles now;)

 

In good health,

Shawn Mielke

Holistic Health Coach