Sep 18, 2017
The Live Well Team and County Market are celebrating Fruits and Veggies More Matters Month ®! The theme is: 30 Ways in 30 Days to Stretch Your Food Budget
We will be sharing some easy ways to fit fruits and veggies in your budget!
Wasting food also means wasting money, so don’t throw
away those leftovers! Pack them for lunches and get
creative! Here are a few tips to help you turn yesterday’s
meals into something new and exciting:
Cook in large amounts and freeze leftovers. Make a big
batch of Homemade soup and freeze leftovers in lunch size
containers. Try butternut squash, mushroom and
barley, or carrot and apple. Extra broccoli? Puree it, add
milk, and heat for broccoli soup. Mash leftover potatoes
into your soup to enhance the creamy consistency.
Add new fruits and vegetables to leftovers to spice them
up in a different dish the next day. Use leftover chicken
breast with fresh vegetables to make a stir-fry or a
Clearly label your foods in the freezer or refrigerator
with the contents and date to stay within a safe and
Get creative with your leftover fruits and vegetables.
Make salsa from your tomatoes and freezer jam from
your fruits! If you have a couple slices of tomato
leftover, don’t throw them away; rather, save them for
an omelet in the morning. Grill extra vegetables and use
them in a vegetarian sandwich the next day.
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