Fruits and Veggies- More Matters Month

September is quickly approaching and we get to celebrate Fruits and Veggies- More Matters Month! You are probably wondering, um what exactly does this mean? Well I’m here to tell you and help you get involved!

Fruits and Veggies- More Matters Month, focuses on eating more fruits and vegetables. This means educate yourself, your kids, and even try a new recipe! Did you know more then 90% of adults and children DO NOT eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables? However this is an easy goal to accomplish! There are just 2 facts to remember: 1) Fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies 2) All forms- fresh, frozen, canned, dried, and 100% juice count towards your daily intake.

Check out these recipes:

Technicolor Vegetable Pizza

3 cups frozen mixed vegetables with mushrooms
5 slices Italian bread (1 oz. slices; each ~ 1” thick and 5” long)
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup prepared pizza sauce
1 cup finely chopped tomato
½ cup very finely diced onion
1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 ½ tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions:  Pre-heat oven to 350º F and place oven rack in middle-high position. Microwave frozen vegetables, then pat dry.  Brush all bread slices lightly with oil and spread each with ~ 1½ tablespoons sauce. Combine all vegetables in a medium-sized bowl. Carefully spoon vegetable mixture equally onto bread slices. Sprinkle with oregano and garlic powder and then with cheese. Bake about 5-7 minutes, until bread is brown on the edges and all vegetables are piping hot. Serve immediately.
So get out and take in your daily recommendation of fruits and veggies! Your body will thank you!