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Spring is almost here! So it’s time to think green for your menu. Green produce can help reduce some cancer risks, build bone and teeth health, and improve vision health.

Challenge yourself to eat more green foods. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • All leafy greens including lettuce, spinach, kale and more.
  • Edamame adds protein to snacks and meals.
  • Avocados can be added to sandwiches, salads and dips.
  • Broccoli and broccolini can be steamed, roasted, or sautéed for a side dish.
  • Green fruits such as kiwi, honeydew melon and apples add sweetness and crunch.
  • Asparagus just screams spring!

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About Karen Blakeslee

The Rapid Response Center was formed in 1995 as a resource for Kansas State University Research & Extension Agents. Resource topics included Food Science, Human Nutrition, Food Service, Textiles, Home Care and other consumer topics. Since that time, the Center has grown to be of valuable assistance to Kansas State University Extension Specialists in those areas.

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