Tips On How To Bulk Up On Fruits And Veggies

Tips On How To Bulk Up On Fruits And Veggies

Are you eating enough fruits and vegetable?

Did you know that chidlren and adults should eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day? Below are some simple tips from parents and nutrition experts to help your family enjoy more fruits and veggies every day, courtesy of Chesprocott Health District:

• Add a side of fruit to your breakfast or top whole wheat pancakes, toast, or oatmeal with fresh fruit.

• Add grated vegetables like zucchini and carrots to dishes like lasagna, meatloaf, pasta, and mashed potatoes.

• Stack your sandwich with veggies like cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, and sprouts.

• Grab an apple, banana, or orange for an on-the-go snack.

• Enjoy a fresh garden salad with leafy greens or spinach leaves, cherry tomatoes, carrots, and cucumber, or a tasty fruit salad with apple slices, grapes, banana slices, strawberries, and blueberries.

• Blend frozen berries and veggies like carrots or spinach with non-fat yogurt for a quick, healthy smoothie treat!

• Keep fruits and vegetables in places where they are easy to access, like in a bowl on the countertop or at eye-level in the refrigerator.


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