What’s On My Plate Day: Grow Nutritional Vegetables
Celebrate “What’s on my Plate Day” and surprise your family with a plate full of nutritious vegetables. Serve ‘em cooked up as ratatouille, chopped and mixed in a stir-fry or tossed in a tasty salad.
In 2012 the United States Department of Agriculture declared March 8 as “What’s on my Plate Day” to encourage us all to eat better. On their website, www.choosemyplate.gov, they recommend using the three P’s before we eat; Plan, Purchase and Prepare healthy nutritious meals. I want to add a fourth P – Plant. Consider adding nutritious vegetables to your gardens, even containers this year.
Plant a container full of leafy green vegetables like lettuce and spinach for a crispy dose of vitamin A and calcium.
And during warmer weather grow a trellis or fence full of purple or yellow snap beans, high in B1, phosphorous, protein and fiber.
A bit more information: And those of you on Twitter, tweet a picture of what’s on your plate and include #My Plate hashtag. Or team up with others using the #MyPlateYourPlate hashtag.