I haven’t really posted enough vegetable recipes and I like all of the ones here, so, well, there you go. I have lots of things waiting in the wings and will post some original recipes soon. Until then, go roast some tomatoes. You won’t be sorry.
Everyone knows that eating fruits and vegetables is good for you, but new studies show eating enough of them may actually improve your mood, and the same is true for kids. Researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand tracked the eating habits of 281 young adults and found a direct correlation between the amount of fruits and vegetables (juice doesn’t count) and positive moods and feelings. “On days when people ate more fruits and vegetables, they reported feeling calmer, happier and more energetic than they normally did,” says researcher Dr. Tamlin Conner.
How much makes a difference? According to Dr. Conner, “young people would need to consume approximately seven to eight total servings of fruits and vegetables per day to notice a meaningful positive change. One serving of fruit or vegetables is approximately the size that could fit in your palm, or half a cup. My co-author Bonnie White suggests…
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