In the article, “Americans need to try harder to eat fruits, vegetables”, written by Nanci Hellmich of USA Today, Dawn serves up smart advice on how to stock your shelves with fruits and vegetables. Click here to read the full article on USAToday.com. Read on to take in these helpful tips.
Do the shopping
To eat enough from these two food groups, you need to make sure your fridge and freezer are well-stocked, which may mean grocery shopping one or two times a week, says Dawn Jackson Blatner, a registered dietitian in Chicago.
“I like to buy pre-washed containers of leafy greens, trays of assorted cut veggies and bags of frozen vegetables for later in the week when my fresh produce is gone.”
She also likes to have leftover grilled veggies in the refrigerator in the spring and summer and roasted vegetables in the winter and fall.
Cooking vegetables, including grilling or roasting them, often helps bring out natural flavors and sweetness, Blatner says.