Thursday, May 6, 2010

Get more fruits & veggies in your diet

Here are some ways to incorporate more fruits and vegetables throughout the day.


  • Add 1 small banana or ¼ cup of raisins to your cereal or oatmeal
  • Add a small piece of fruit: peach, plum, apple, banana or orange
  • Drink a glass of 100% fruit juice, like orange juice
  • Make a veggie omelet with peppers, mushrooms, and spinach


  • Add a side salad to your lunch, or choose a salad entrée
  • Eat a cup of vegetable soup
  • Choose baby carrots, celery, or sliced bell peppers as a side dish
  • Load up your sandwich or wrap with fresh veggies


  • Start with a salad or vegetable soup
  • Have 2 vegetables with dinner; choose vegetables of different colors like 1 sweet potato and 1 cup of cooked broccoli, or 2 cups of salad and a side vegetable
  • Have fruit to end your meal; try fresh berries or melon


  • Snack on cut up veggies with low fat dip, like carrots, bell peppers, broccoli
  • Drink a cup of 100% vegetable juice
  • Carry dried fruit, fruit cups, or a piece of whole fruit with you

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