Wondering how you can possibly eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day? Here are some simple tips from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that can help make it easier.
- Drink a glass of juice.
- Add sliced banana or strawberries to your cereal.
- Have a bowl of melon or peaches.
- Top your pancakes or waffles with fruit.
- Have a salad or soup that has vegetables.
- Add zucchini, carrot or celery sticks to your brown bag lunch.
- Eat a piece of fruit like an orange, or a couple of plums or kiwis.
- Add lettuce, sprouts and tomatoes to your sandwich.
- Nibble on some grapes or raisins.
- Take along some dried fruit like apricots, prunes, or figs.
- Choose a glass of juice.
- Keep cut raw vegetables in water in the refrigerator.
- Add vegetables to your main dish.
- Add raw vegetables or fruit to your green salad.
- Use fruits as a garnish on a main dish such as broccoli to your pasta or casserole.
- Order extra vegetables when eating out.
- Liven up a plain desert with fresh fruit.
- Top your frozen yogurt with fruit.
- Add chopped fruit or berries to muffins, cakes or cookies.