Celebrate Fresh Fruits and Vegetables with These Easy Recipes
We love talking about one of the most essential groups of food– fruits and vegetables. Eat them any way you can, frozen, canned, or fresh. We happen to love fresh, right from the farmer's market options, but they are all amazing.
We decided to post some of our favorite go-to recipes our family loves.
Easy Fruit and Vegetable Recipes
Here are several simple recipes that are decorated with fruits and vegetables.
There’s nothing like a good ole fruit salad! Go ahead and chop any fruits you’d like, such as strawberries, blueberries, and oranges. Then, top it off with some homemade dressing consisting of orange juice, honey, and lemon zest. You can store whatever you don’t use in the fridge so you enjoy them for later.
Fruit & Veggie Skewers
Instead of a salad, why not make kabobs? Stick some strawberries, grapes, pineapples, tomatoes, and chopped cucumber through a wooden stick to enjoy a colorful snack while sitting by the poolside. Kids can get in on the action here by making their own skewer with whatever they love most.
Guacamole is a versatile dish that can be used as a dip or a spread. At its core, you only need avocados and salt for the recipe. But we recommend adding tomatoes, cilantro, onions, and garlic to really flesh out the flavor. Then, simply mash all the ingredients together, and voila! You have a delicious Mexican dish. Dr. Hailey happens to be a master Guac maker, but she adds a secret ingredient...cucumber!
How about something to drink? One of our absolute favorite drinks to make is a vanilla-blueberry smoothie. It’s extremely easy to make. All you need are blueberries, a banana, and a cup of vanilla or non-dairy milk.
We also like to add a scoop of Nutritots Vanilla Ice Cream Shake for an extra dose of nutrition. Blend them all together, and you have a sweet, healthy summer smoothie.
We can’t tell you how much we love spinach. It’s a great source of iron and folate – two vital nutrients for a healthy pregnancy and fetal development. So, here’s a fun dish you can make in 20 minutes. Mix some spinach with garlic, onions, butter, and heavy cream (dairy-free is perfectly fine), and you have a delicious side dish.
Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic
Another easy and tasty dish to make is sauteed green beans. Yes, it is as simple as it sounds. Cook some green beans and garlic in a pan, and they’re ready to serve. You may even add a protein of your choice if you like.
Start your day off with a vegan-friendly yogurt parfait. This is a quick breakfast recipe that you can do in five minutes. Layer on blueberry chia jam, granola, and berries with non-dairy yogurt, and done! You have a yummy parfait that anyone can eat with just the right amount of sweetness.
Eating Healthy Is An All-Year Thing
Eating fresh produce should be an everyday ordeal. They contain many, if not all, essential vitamins needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle. So no matter what time of the year, always include a fruit or vegetable in your daily meals.
Your kids can also get all of the critical vitamins from our Nutritots ABC’s & 123’s children’s multivitamin. It contains nutrients from Vitamin A, C, B6, Iron, and more. Plus, kids will love the taste. Get yours today!