Today is Fresh Veggie Day

I am…eating my veggies. When I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area there was a farmer’s market outside of my church. Once service was over I could stroll through all the stalls with fresh fruit, veggies and flowers. Now I am in the foothills of California. The annual Farmer’s Market in Garden Valley CA opened on the 6th. It happens every Saturday until the fall with locally grown produce and more. Though this year with COVID there won’t be any music being played on the stage at the park. There is vendor selling plants. An option to start one’s own garden. Though be prepared to put netting or a high fence around your plants to keep out the deer.

I started a anti-inflammatory diet at the end of May. I am eating lots more vegetables and I also increased my water consumption. I am working on creating a healthier lifestyle. Most of my veggies I steam. Though I do enjoy the crunch of carrots and celery either by the handful or in my salad.  And I found a recipe for cabbage, celery and onion dish that I bake in a casserole dish. Mild blend of flavors which I enjoy. When I think of vegetable I reflect on lots of recipes I have used in the Moosewood Cookbook.  The first recipe I tried was their Minestrone. Okay I am no longer talking about fresh vegetables. I do like to add fresh Swiss chard or fresh spinach to their recipe. I also like to make my own guacamole. Okay, I have gone off topic again as avocados is a fruit.

The idea of this special day is to remember to enjoy veggies. Fresh Veggies Day takes place at harvest time for beans, peas, spinach, broccoli and many more veggies. They are a perfect complement to a healthy lifestyle.

Quotes on veggies:

Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as well as increasing levels of exercise. – Linford Christie

“Good snacks a student could pack for their day would be yogurt, veggies, fruit, mixed nuts and definitely a bottle of water.” – Sarah Owens

I like to pick my own vegetables. –Shelley Duvall

Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. – Jim Davis

“If you have a 70 to 80 percent plant based diet, it will allow for a low-fat diet. If a person eats fruits, veggies, legumes, and grains, they will be healthier, and weight loss will follow.” – Wendy Lee

“If kids have easy access to free veggies and fruits to snack on, they’re less likely to snack on things that aren’t good for them.” – Erik Peterson

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