I’m back today with my last recipe showcasing some of the great ways you can get more fruits and veggies in your diet featuring Pink Ribbon Produce from Meijer. So far this month, we’ve eaten Portabella Stuffed Sweet Potatoes and sipped on a Clementine Avocado Smoothie. We’ve also learned how the American Cancer Society recommends each of us get at least 2 1/2 cups of fruits and vegetables per day to help reduce our cancer risk.
In fact, they say that, aside from stopping smoking, eating more produce is one of the most important things we can do to help cut our risk. Choosing an apple over potato chips for a snack might seem like a small decision, but it’s those small, daily decisions that lead to a healthier you and a reduced risk of cancer.
Of course, snacking on fruit when your tummy starts to grumble isn’t the only way to hit your fruit and veggie quota. You can make a hearty, family-friendly, filling meal that is heavy on the veggies—and I’m not talking a salad. Pull out your slow cooker, put on a good Tex-Mex album on Spotify, and enjoy these super easy, super veggie-filled slow cooker chicken fajitas!
Fajitas are such a fun way to spice up weeknight dinners. The “hard” part of these fajitas is taken care of by the slow cooker (and I put hard in quotes, because it isn’t even that hard). Chicken breasts, Pero Family Farms’ bell peppers, onions, and a garlic are slow simmered in a whole bunch of tasty Southwestern seasonings.
Then, when it’s time to dig it, you set up an entire smorgasbord of tasty and healthy toppings, so your family can customize their own perfect fajita. Some ideas for you: SUNSET Campari tomatoes, chopped green onions, chopped Avocados from Mexico, minced cilantro, guacamole, salsa, sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, sliced black olives, shredded cheese, shredded DOLE lettuce—the options are nearly limitless.
I’ve been so honored to work with Pink Ribbon Produce and Meijer this month to help bring awareness to their goal of educating the public on the importance of a healthy diet in terms of reducing your cancer risk. And I am thrilled about the hundreds of thousands of dollars that they have helped raise for breast cancer research charities over the past decade. I hope you guys have taken away some new ideas for how you can up your intake of fruits and veggies. Enjoy!