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Eat More Fruits & Vegetables

7 Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are filling, nutritious and low in calories. And getting your daily requirement in isn’t as difficult as you might think. Follow these 7 ways to eat more fruits & vegetables and reap their nutritional benefits.

Feast on More Fruits

Go for whole fruit rather than juices—you’ll get the added benefit of fiber in whole fruit, plus it will make you feel fuller.

  • Add chunks of fresh fruit to leafy green salads. Try tossing sliced pears with your spinach salad. Or adding orange segments to a Greek salad
  • Freeze stemmed grapes or chunks of melon on wax paper-lined trays until solid. Store the frozen fruit in freezer bags and reach for it when you crave something icy and sweet
  • Have a variety of fruit on hand—fresh, dried, frozen, canned. That way you’ll have lots of choices and will always have a supply to reach for
Vary Those Vegetables

Sometimes it can be more of a challenge to get enough vegetables onto our plates than fruit. These tips will help you get more veggies in your diet.

  • Keep bags of frozen vegetables on hand to add to pasta dishes, soups or omelets
  • Add more vegetables to sandwiches instead of extra meat or cheese. Try slices of cucumber, red bell pepper or spinach leaves to boost veggie intake
  • Cut vegetables and store them in containers in the refrigerator. That way they’re always ready to go when you need a snack or are putting a salad together
  • Choose a vegetable at the grocery store that you’ve never eaten or cooked before. Make it a goal to give it a try during the week