National Eat Your Vegetables Day

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by Yoli Ouiya on June 17, 2013

The headline says it all: It’s National Eat Your Vegetables Day on June 17th. And how great that it is on a Monday, 4 days away from the official start of summer, to get you underway to a healthy start! This “holiday” should be everyday but I digress.

What veggies are in season in June?

Here are 3 of my most recent ygl vegetable recipes:

quinoa-hdrQuinoa Cucumber Salad with Cranberry Salsa

plantainhashPlantain Kale Hash

greenbeansSmoked Pepper Green Beans With Shiitake Mushrooms

What delicious veggies have you been eating lately?

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Olivia Lane June 17, 2013 at 8:37 pm

That plantain kale hash looks delicious!!!!! I’ve been eating lots of peas lately. We have some wee shelling ones in my little container garden and a friend brought some fresh picked sugarshap peas from her garden to a party this weekend. Mmmm…

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Yoli Ouiya June 17, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Thanks Olivia. I am a big fan of plantains. I could eat them everyday.


Deborah Davis June 18, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Thanks for a beautiful post! You make vegetables look so good!
I also love eating fresh, organic vegetables in season.
I am a big fan of quinoa so I love the quinoa recipe. I just made a pot of quinoa this morning in fact. I want to try the plaintain kale hash since I try to have kale every day.
I usually find a way to add shitake mushrooms to most meals, so I will be trying that recipe as well.


Yoli Ouiya June 18, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Thank you Deborah! I love veggies too and like them even better when they look good. Just had quinoa for lunch today!


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