Friday, May 9, 2008


Mother's Day is this Sunday and so we thought it fitting to focus on some yummy Mother's Day recipes. And what a better fit for food for thought friday then FruitAndVeggieGuru's easy-to-prepare "fruitful" Mother’s Day breakfast recipes?

These recipes are not only tasty but also take advantage of the fresh fruit currently available in your local grocery store. They also help Mom and the entire family start the day right by consuming at least one of the nine half-cup daily servings of fruits and vegetables recommended by the USDA. You can find links to FruitAndVeggieGuru's Mother's Day recipes here. For me it's a toss-up between the Strawberry Breakfast Pizza and Blueberry Stuffed French Toast! Yum!

As for the site, it is chock full of information. Use the pull-down menu or search box to search for any fruit or vegetable. will then provide you with background and variety information, nutrition specifics, serving sizes, preparation ideas and care and handling tips. You can even search by nutrient. Now that's pretty cool!

The site has great info on nutrition for kids including recipes and tips for how to get your kids to
eat more fruits and veggies. You'll also find in-depth information on organic produce (the what, when, where, and why...well, at least the what and why) and the latest food and veggie news. Who knew such a site existed? I may not eat 5 servings a day of fruit and veggies (or is it 7?) but that doesn't mean I won't be getting a "taste" of whenever I get a craving for the juicy details about blueberries or tomatoes!

Note: I found the search box to be less than helpful. Perhaps it's a bit on the fritz. The easiest way to navigate the site is to browse the fruits and veggies by clicking on "find a fruit" or "find a vegetable" at the top left (not sure what those arrows are for either...they seem to be having technical difficulties as well). --Emily

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