Veg Out on National Eat Your Veggies Day

Spring and summer gardens have begun to flourish, so it is the perfect time for National Eat Your Vegetables Day. Take advantage of all the summer season yields by celebrating with family and friends at a vegetarian-themed potluck dinner.

Have guests browse I’m Hungry: Vegetarian Recipes or to find vegetarian recipes from an array of cuisines, including American, Chinese, Italian and Mexican. If you prefer cooking with fresh, locally-sourced produce, try the Locavore app to find vegetables at nearby farmers’ markets to ensure you are preparing your dishes with the freshest quality ingredients.

Document your creations  with Instagram using #eatveggies and #vegetables or bring them to life by making a stop-motion film with them using Vine or Cinemagram.

After dinner is finished, your smartphone or tablet can provide a bit of vegetable fun for you and your guests. Game apps, like Veggie Samurai or Patapoko Animal, allow players to either slice and dice their most loathed vegetable or throw veggies at cartoon characters.