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When School Lunch is Nutritious, Colorful, and Delicious

Imagine a world where kids head to lunch at their school cafeteria and eat a full range of produce from arugula to zucchini. A school lunch fantasy land? Not in the world of School Nutrition Plus, one of the country’s most cutting-edge school food companies. In this company’s vision, an array of colorful fruits and […]

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power pitas

Power Pitas for National Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day

National Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day is on May 25 this year, but it really should be every day, shouldn’t it? Bright colors, good-for-you nutrients, delicious meals… It’s a day worth celebrating again and again. Happily, this year National Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day marks the beginning of an entire summer’s worth of […]

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Imperfect Produce

Imperfect Produce is Perfectly Delicious

If you’ve followed food trends in the last few years, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about “imperfect” produce (a.k.a. ugly fruits and vegetables), thanks to anti-food-waste campaigns that tout the beauty and utility of less-than-perfect-looking food. The problem is, most grocery stores don’t carry imperfect produce, so even if you’re determined to eat it, […]

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New from Dole: Less-stringy celery

Fruits, Vegetables, and Dole’s ‘Huetrition’

What’s the best and easiest thing you could do to improve your family’s eating habits? Eat a greater variety of fruits and vegetables. That’s the idea behind the guiding philosophy of ‘huetrition’ espoused by Dole: boosting nutritional value by adding more colors, complexity, and nutritional density in the foods we eat. Dole is, of course, […]

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Champagne grape pancakes

Champagne Grape Pancakes

The freshest grapes of summer call for Champagne Grape Pancakes. Grapes… in pancakes? Yes – read on. This year, we had a chance to try a variety of summer grapes thanks to Melissa’s Produce. Pictured below, we have Black Muscato grapes (on the left), Red Moscato grapes (on the right), Jelly Drop grapes (a sweet […]

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celery carrot cake

Celery Carrot Tea Cake Recipe

Celery…for dessert?!? What are you up to this time, Jolly Tomato? Why, Celery Carrot Tea Cake, of course. (It’s true, we have a tendency to put green things in desserts, like Kale Brownies or Green Cake. But there’s enough sugar and butter in all of these treats so that they don’t taste overly vegetable-y. Why […]

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