Dress Up Your Veggies!

By Heide Kennedy, Arizona Farm Bureau Communications Intern

It doesn’t matter what meal, vegetables will always be my number one favorite food group for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, because they are so versatile, as the possibilities are endless when it comes to how you can prepare them and what flavors to add to them! While I am sure that some share my love for veggies of any kind, there are also those who find it hard to choke them down.

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Eat Your Veggies! (photo credit: BigStockPhoto.com)

Regardless of the category that you fall into, I am sure that both veggie-lovers and veggie-haters alike will both agree that dressing up your vegetables with homemade dressing takes them to the next level! Below are some dietician-recommended homemade dressing recipes that are both nutritious and delicious!

Registered dietician Jessica Ball says that making homemade dressings is incredibly easy, as all most dressings require items that are already staples in your pantry, such as spices, salt, pepper, oil, and vinegar! She also notes that homemade dressings are a great way to get healthy fats into your diet and avoid all the excess sugar and additives in pre-made dressings!

Here’s some healthy Dressings

Try whipping up one of these dressing recipes and use it on a salad, on top of roasted vegetables, or as a dip for raw vegetables! Dressings are a great way to add more flavor and variety to your veggies!

Also, when shopping for vegetables, make sure to look for vegetables that are grown right here in Arizona! There are always lots of different produce items in season throughout the year. To see a list of what’s in season, or to find a farmers’ market that sells a particular food, check out the resources on the Fill Your Plate website!

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