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Seasonal and simple

“Seasonal and simple: A guide for enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables” is a guide to help you select, store and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables. The recipes use simple preparations and seasonings, so you can taste the goodness of a fruit or vegetable at the peak of its flavor.


The fruits and vegetables are listed in the guide by their growing season. Also included are each fruit and vegetable’s nutrients and their associated health benefits.


Use this guide to choose fruits and vegetables in season and get all the benefits — food that tastes good, is good for you and is reasonably priced!


To order Seasonal and simple, visit the MU ExtensionSeasonal and simple cover Publications website.


Try out a few of these recipes from Seasonal and simple:



Cucumber Dip



Roasted Asparagus

Spinach Pie

Stuffed Tomatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes



Creamy Broccoli Soup


Food Demo Videos
Chef Brook Harlan's food preparation demonstrations are an inspiration for easy ways to enjoy more fruits and vegetables. His easy-to-follow techniques encourage simple preparation of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The recipes demonstrated in the videos below are from Seasonal and simple.



For more information on nutrition and physical activities you can do with your family, call MU Extension’s Show-Me Nutrition Line at 1-888-515-0016.


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