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Eat Your Vegetables Day

Fruits and Vegetables at Pike Place MarketJune 17 is Eat Your Vegetables Day!

You should definitely eat your vegetables every day, so to celebrate, continue eating your vegetables, increase your daily veggie intake, be a vegetarian for the day, or try vegetables you’ve never had before.

For the other days of the year, try to incorporate vegetables into every meal and one or two snacks.

Visit the United States Department of Agriculture’s ChooseMyPlate.gov site for more information on types of vegetables, how much vegetables you should eat each day, nutrients and health benefits, tips on how to cook with vegetables and make them more appealing to the kids, and more!

 

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World Vegetarian Day

FruitlegumesOctober 1 is World Vegetarian Day!

World Vegetarian Day was established in 1977 by the North American Vegetarian Society to kick off Vegetarian Awareness Month by celebrating vegetarianism and promoting awareness of the benefits of a vegetarian diet.

Whether you’re a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian, visit worldvegetarianday.org to find out how you can celebrate World Vegetarian Day. And, of course, no matter what your usual diet, stick to a vegetarian diet today. Check out the vegetarian section at Allrecipes.com for veggie recipes.

Learn more about the vegetarian diet, the advantages and disadvantages of vegetarianism, and how to get the nutrients you would usually get from meat by clicking here.

Interested in becoming a vegetarian? Today’s the day to start. Learn how to make the transition by clicking here.


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National Zucchini Day

Courgettes primeur artlibre jnlAugust 8 is National Zucchini Day!

Today is all about the zucchini, a summer squash that you could live on if you had to, considering that it grows from one the most prolific plants, which produces a seemingly endless supply of zucchini no matter how many you pick.

If you’ve got too much zucchini on your hands, today is the day to get rid of it. Incorporate zucchini into every meal today, which isn’t hard at all! Add zucchini to stew or soup, toss with pasta or salad, grill or fry, or bake into bread. If you still find yourself overwhelmed by piles of zucchini, bake it all into bread and give a loaf to everyone you know. We’ll even provide the recipe: Mom’s Zucchini Bread!


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