A bountiful plate with fresh fruits and vegetables is only possible because of pollinators. In fact, we depend on pollinators for 1/3 of all of our food and beverages. Crops that rely heavily on pollination include almonds, blueberries, apples, squash, and melons. Chocolate, coffee, tea, spices, sugar, berries, tomatoes, and many other plants also need pollinators. June 18-24 is National Pollinator Week, an international celebration of the valuable services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats, and beetles. It’s a time to reflect on the mighty power of small pollinating insects and consider ways to support them. If you enjoy any of these pollinator-friendly recipes, take a moment to reflect on the amazing process that brought these foods to your plate and thank a pollinator.

Apple & Almond Butter Breakfast Quinoa

Grilled Honey Lime Chicken

Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad

Berry Chocolate Cake