Add "Green" To Your Plate for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner!  How about making St. Patrick's Day fun this year by making healthy recipes with green foods for you and your family to enjoy.  St. Patrick's Day can be a great excuse to add green fruits and vegetables to your family meals.

Adding green foods into your diet can help make your body strong inside and out.  The nutrients found in green fruits and vegetables can help the immune system, fight and prevent diseases and also help with managing your weight.

Check out the list below.  How many green foods can your family eat this week?

Green Fruits
Green Veggies

·         Avocado
·         Green Grapes
·         Honeydew Melon
·         Kiwi
·         Green Apples
·         Artichoke
·         Asparagus
·         Broccoli
·         Brussels Sprouts
·         Green Beans
·         Leafy Greens
·         Celery

·         Cucumbers
·         Peas
·         Green Peppers
·         Snow Peas
·         Spinach
·         Zucchini

Check out the SNAP-Ed recipe finder for easy, quick recipes.  You can search by food, so enter in any of your favorite green foods for a yummy recipe to try.

Enjoy St. Patrick's Day!

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