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We are finally approaching the season of summer fruits and vegetables. Summer produce is wonderful in so many ways and offers tons of delicious options for meals and snacks.  It’s also a benefit that many summer vegetables can be eaten both raw and cooked, giving you the option of not turning on your stove or oven during the heat of summer. You may find that your kids become more excited to try summer produce. Maybe it’s the fun of eating foods like fresh corn on the cob or picking blueberries in the backyard?  Either way, it’s bound to make dinner time easier for everyone!  Sugar snap peas tend to be a favorite with older kids because they are deliciously crisp and great raw or cooked. If your child tends to be picky with vegetables, this is a great one to let him or her play with. Sometimes a crunchy raw texture is just what they are looking for. Let your kids pick it apart, pull out the peas inside, and find out how tasty they are right out of the shell.   They are great served raw with your favorite dressing, hummus, or added to your favorite stir fry!

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Nutrition Education Specialist for the Massachusetts WIC Program

Nutrition Education Specialist for the Massachusetts WIC Program

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