Earth Day Inspiration
Earth day is just around the corner, and each of us can contribute in our own way. For some it means choosing organic or fair trade products, for others it means less waste or purchasing products with minimal or recycled packaging. At Dole we’re focusing on how you can eat green- in more ways than one!
Snack Green: Snack packs are very popular, but just think about all the trash they produce! Instead, crunch on pre-cut vegetables like cucumbers, celery, bell peppers or fennel or keep whole fruits like clementines and bananas within sight to get through snack time.
Share a Meatless Meal: Meatless meals have fewer environmental implications and they’re also bound to include a variety of greens! Our Grilled Zucchini Rolls stuffed with spinach and goat cheese are sure to please a crowd and our Seven Layer Vegetable and Quinoa Salad is as filling as it is beautiful.
Going, Going, Gone with Green Smoothies: Help prevent food waste by familiarizing yourself with fun smoothie combinations. If you find that your salad greens and herbs look like they’re on their last day, use them up quickly by blending them up with a combination of fruit and either almond milk or juice. If you’re new to smoothie making you may like our Tropical Green Smoothie or our Pineapple and Greens Smoothie.
Green Up Your Grains: If drinking your greens isn’t for you, try using up your herbs and leafy greens like spinach or arugula by making a pesto. Large batches can be frozen in ice cube trays for a quick meal another day! Pesto’s versatility is endless: spread onto whole grain sandwiches, pasta or top a grain bowl for a quick and satisfying meal.
Published April 1, 2018