Food for Life: Stock up on Fruits & Veggies

What is convenient, low calorie, may reduce your risk for disease and is full of vitamins, minerals and fiber? Fruits and vegetables. You really can't go wrong by upping your intake of nature's bounty and with the change of seasons approaching, we encourage you to check out the offerings at a local farmers market.

Right now is a great time to find apricots, cherries, bell peppers, blueberries, butter lettuce, cantaloupe, honeydew, corn, eggplant, garlic, peaches, plums and radishes. When you visit the farmers markets, there are always many people willing to help you come up with great ideas for preparing these foods and creative ways to incorporate them into meals. Dr. Levitt loves snacking on organic apples with natural peanut butter and many on the IPC team follow her lead.

After you've "picked" your fruits and veggies at a local market, you may needs some tips and recipes for preparing them. Visit Fruits & Veggies More Matters for meal and menu planning. We're off to try a Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Sandwich for lunch.