Thursday, May 1, 2008

Spring = The Return of Fruits and Veggies!!


One reason (of many) that I couldn’t be happier about the return of warm weather is that we also start to enjoy the return of fresh fruits and vegetables! Not that they haven’t been around during the dreary winter, but they have made their presence known with their attached high prices! Fresh produce is hard enough to manage, as far as eating before it goes bad is concerned, BUT when it was expensive in the first place it makes it that much easier to decide against buying yourself a cartful of fresh fruits and veggies. I have always got my reliable, apple, banana, bagged baby carrots combo, BUT I’m as excited as ever to introduce some new additions to the menu.
I’ve discovered yet another amazing website that is going to make shopping for the best fresh fruits and vegetables easier than ever. The website is http://www.foodfit.com/ on it you can go and look at the fruits and veggies that are currently in season (and because of that will be less expensive.) It also links you to some great recipes so you can utilize them! There are so many great fruits and vegetables that are out there that you’ve probably never even tried. Set a goal to try a new one every week or every month. You’ll be surprised to find how many you actually like. It will make cooking a lot more exciting when you’ve expanded your menu choices!!