Eat more fruits and veggies. Take the August 2019 Produce Challenge!
Summertime is winding down but the produce department is still a buzz with late summer fruits and veggies. The August 2019 Produce Challenge features some of the very best items the produce department has to offer this time of year.
Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing selection tips and recipes that use the items on the calendar. We’ll be including our favorite back-to-school recipes (aka easy weeknight meals and packable lunch options). Don’t miss a single recipe or tip! Join our e-newsletter.
Join the thousands of other Produce Moms who are already taking the Produce Challenge. Sign up here:
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Produce Challenge FAQs
What is the Produce Challenge?
Let’s start by saying what the Produce Challenge is not. It is NOT a restrictive diet or a rigid plan that only health nuts can follow. The Produce Challenge is a guide to seasonal produce that contains fun challenges, positive encouragement, tips, tricks, recipes, and facts that’ll help you and your family eat more fruits and veggies.
How does the Produce Challenge work?
Join the Challenge and receive regular e-newsletters that contain family-friendly recipes and produce tips & tutorials that coordinate with the monthly Produce Challenge calendar. These resources will help you get more fruits and veggies into your diet. You’ll also learn about how your food is grown and hear from other Produce Moms just like you.
Who should take the Produce Challenge?
- People who want to eat more fruits and vegetables.
- Families that are tired of eating the same few fruits and vegetables day after day, week after week.
- Individuals who are looking for new and exciting ways to cook & bake with fruits and vegetables.
- Parents who want strategies to help their children eat more produce.
- Parents who are looking for kid-approved recipes.
- Individuals wanting to learn more about where their food comes from and how it is grown.
What if I’m on a special diet or have diet-restrictions?
If you’re on a special diet or have diet restrictions, don’t worry! The Produce Challenge plays well with all diets: Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, organic, conventional, nut-free, no problem! The challenge isn’t about changing your current diet, it’s simply about adding more produce to it, whatever it is. If there’s a produce item on the calendar that you can’t eat, simply replace it with another one you can. As long as you’re eating fruits and veggies every day and trying new and different items, you’re doing it right!
Which items on the August calendar do you think your family will enjoy the most? Which will be new items for your family? Share in the comments below.