13 Aug 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!
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:
- Rinse them with cool water.
- Spread blueberries on cookie sheet on top of parchment paper and let air dry for about an hour.
- Put in the freezer (for about an hour)while blueberries are spread on a cookie sheet (this will prevent them from sticking together).
- Take blueberries out and place in freezer-safe ziplock or container.
These are a great source of Lycopene ( another super powerful antioxidant). These also add hydration.
- 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,
Holistic Health Coach