Back to School & Fall Harvest Bounty
It’s that time of year again – backpacks and school supplies are purchased, and morning rushes onto buses or into carpools reign chaotic during the week. Often, as the year gets busier, we find it hard to keep on track with healthy eating. The last thing we want to do after driving the kids all over town after school or battling over homework is to spend extra time cooking a healthy dinner from scratch. Never mind planning a healthy lunchbox for the next day! We know where you’re coming from, and we want to help.
October is also Farm to School month, so we’ll be sharing tips on ways to incorporate farmer’s market outings with the healthy foods you and your kids are eating at home!
Join us on your own, as a team, or with your school/company/friends/family for this monthlong challenge celebrating the fall abundance!
EatingWell to Eat More Vegetables
We’re teaming up with EatingWell to help you Eat More Vegetables! There’s one simple change anyone can make to eat better and be healthier: Eat more vegetables! And the folks at EatingWell Magazine are challenging themselves and us to eat 30 vegetables in 30 days! The Eat More Vegetables Challenge kicks off today and you can find healthy recipes to try a different vegetable every day as well as helpful tips for buying, storing and prepping your veggies all HERE!
And to help you at home- EatingWell Vegetables is the ultimate book to help anyone make that change—deliciously. Written by the editors of EatingWell magazine, this book offers step-by-step basic cooking instructions with full-color photos for 101 vegetables, plus 200 easy vegetable-packed (though not necessarily vegetarian) recipes. Get it in stores in June!
Join the EatingWell Magazine group on VegOut! Race with EatingWell staffers and readers to reach the top of the leaderboard: Who can up their veggie game the most? And join EatingWell online—on Facebook, Instagram and eatingwell.com—where we’ll be featuring recipes for 30 different vegetables in 30 days this June. We’ll also be giving away a copy of EatingWell Vegetables each day on our Facebook page.
Will Scout Eat It?
Not only are coworkers and colleagues at the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living enjoying the #VegOut2016 Challenge but they have brought on-board our first four-legged participant- SCOUT!
Scout and his human mamma, Alma, are undertaking the VegOut! Challenge together and learning what vegetables they love along the way! Alma and Scout have a great sense of their adventures in veggie eating and are certainly willing to try new things! Here’s Alma!
We love following along to see what veggies the 8-month old rescue pup is eating! So far he has enjoyed Kale and Asparagus and was a bit hesitant about Collard Greens before eating them up!
Scout will be trying Radish and Celery coming soon! Follow along on Twitter to see what Scout will eat next and catch Alma’s adventures through the Challenge on Facebook!
Mayor and Council Members Kick Off VegOut! at Houston City Hall
Houston City Council Member David W. Robinson helped us launch the VegOut! 2016 Challenge as city council members joined in the fun with their first veggie- carrots
At City Hall on Tuesday, March 1st, Mayor Sylvester Turner and Council Member Robinson presented Recipe for Success Foundation with a proclamation declaring the month of March as VegOut! with Recipe for Success Month. Council Member Robinson commended the foundation’s work inspiring Houstonians to eat healthy every day. “Recipe for Success is dedicated to improving the health of Houstonians by changing the way we understand, appreciate, and eat our food,” he noted before inviting his colleagues around the horseshoe to take the VegOut! Challenge.
Gracie Cavnar, CEO of Recipe for Success, thanked the City for its support and announced that this year’s VegOut! participants can use the new smartphone app to track their consumption of vegetables.
Join Council Member Robinson and his staff by taking the VegOut! Challenge this year. To participate, download the VegOut app on your smartphone, or visit www.vegoutwithrfs.org.