Stem vegetables are a March Foods of the Month! These yummy veggies not only make for good snacks because of their fun size, but they also taste great when added to many common foods we already eat. Read on for ways to add more stem veggies to your diet, which include lots of vitamins and minerals. Sausage Fennel Pizza – Next time your make your favorite family pizza recipe, top with fennel, a stem vegetable! Use whole wheat pizza dough, your favorite chunky tomato sauce, low-fat cheese, turkey sausage, your favorite veggies, and some fennel. Fennel works great with these flavors, as some say that it resembles the taste of licorice.
Celery Dipping Sticks – Use celery instead of chips for your favorite dips as a way to make your snacking healthier. Cut up celery stalks into 2 inch long sticks and use with your other favorite veggies for a tasty and nutritious snack.
Asparagus Egg – Roast 5-10 asparagus spears in a little bit of extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Meanwhile, cook an egg your favorite way on the stovetop. Top the asparagus with the egg and enjoy a super healthy side dish or snack, with plently of protein and Vitamin K.
Dessert Pizza with Celery – Did you know celery can be eaten for dessert? We loved this tasty whole wheat pizza crust with thinly sliced green apples, a little low-fat mozzarella cheese, goat cheese, walnuts, spinach and celery! This creative spin on pizza will please your children and your friends!