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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.

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