It’s so important to eat the right amount of fruits and vegetables and day – the good news is that it’s not all that difficult to do. Here are some examples.
Add fruit to your cereal, oatmeal, or with toast at breakfast.
Make your own yogurt flavors with plain yogurt and add fresh fruit.
Keep raw vegetables or fruits hand and have them as a snack instead of chips, pretzels, etc.
Keep raisins, carrots carrot sticks in your car or at the office.
Use chunky salsa as dip.
Drink 100% juice.
Going out to lunch? Go the a restaurant with a salad bar.
Keep fruits and vegetables easily available and in sight.
Cook ahead and more than a serving. That way they’ll be available the next day and ready to eat..
Add beans and,veggies to canned and quick-serve soups.
If you eat pizza pile on extra veggies instead of meat and extra cheese.
Eat berries, melons grapes, bananas as dessert (add a little fat free whipped topping)
Frozen fruit and veggies are Almost as healthy as fresh and quick to prepare.
Add fruit to salads (strawberries, blueberries, oranges.
What is considered a serving of fruit or Veggies?
1 medium piece of fruit
1/2 cup fruit (raw, canned, or frozen)
1/2 cup cooked vegetables (canned or frozen)
1/4 cup dried fruit
4-6 oz. of 100% juice (serving size depends on the type of juice)
1/2 cup cooked peas or beans
1 cup raw vegetables