15 Easy Ways to Get Your Fruits & Vegetables

Are you eating as many fruits & vegetables as you should? Here are 15 easy ways to include them, daily!

1.   Stock your kitchen with fresh, frozen, dried or canned fruits & veggies.
2.   Add spinach, asparagus, bell peppers, tomatoes or other veggies to your scrambled eggs or omelet.
3.   Include fresh or dried fruit & raw vegetables in your lunch/snacks.
4.   Add bell peppers, cucumbers & lettuce to your deli sandwiches.
5.   Keep a fruit bowl on the counter of your kitchen for a quick snack.
6.   If you buy your lunch, choose the fresh fruit option instead of fries!
7.   When at the salad bar, fill your plate with greens before you add carbs.
8.   Keep a small bag of baby carrots or other raw vegetables within easy reach.
Green Smoothie (see #14)
9.   Along with fresh greens, buy vegetables that won't spoil quickly such as
      carrots, potatoes, onions and zucchini.
10. For dinner, add vegetables to the meals you already love.
11. Drizzle olive oil over vegetables, such as asparagus & roast them for a
      delicious side.
12. Add fresh or frozen vegetables to spaghetti sauce, such as spinach.
13. Salads will stay fresh longer if left undressed. To save time prepare
      enough to last a few days or buy bagged salads.
14. For dessert, make a green smoothie!  Add bananas, berries, mangos,
      peaches & top it off with spinach, romaine lettuce or kale.
15. Lastly, make healthy eating exciting!! Sample fruits
      and vegetables that you've never tried.

Remember that variety is key. Different fruits & veggies provide your body with different nutrients. I always use color as my guide. Meaning that choosing fruits & veggies of different colors helps to ensure you are getting a good mix of vitamins.