5 Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Everyday

  1. Kick it off with breakfast.  Jazz up your morning hot or cold cereal by adding blueberries, sliced bananas or diced peaches.  Instead of jelly on your peanut butter smeared toast, sprinkle on some raisins.  Remember to ask for spinach and mushrooms in your scrambled eggs or omelet.
  2. Super-size it.  If there is a certain fruit or vegetable you love, don’t hesitate to ask for a double portion or second helping.  Williamson team members are always at the ready with serving spoons and smiles.
  3. Try Something New!  Choose a fruit or veggie you’ve never had before.  Go for ones with interesting colors and textures.  Reach for cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices and carrot sticks with hummus for an afternoon snack.  Or nosh on strawberries dipped in chocolate syrup.
  4. Pair up veggies with your favorite foods.  Instead of extra cheese or meat on pizza, ask for vegetable toppings like broccoli and peppers.  Add extra lettuce and extra tomato to an old-fashion BLT sandwich.
  5. Write yourself a vegetable prescription.  You would never skip a does of an important medication prescribed by your doctor, so why would you skip two of the most essential foods in your diet?  Post a brightly colored note on your bedside table or in another visible location, like on the bathroom mirror, to remind yourself of your daily goal: At least three to five ½-1 cup servings of fruits & veggies every day.
Published by Anna Bullett, MS, RD, on July 28th, 2011 at 9:00 am. Filled under: Antioxidant,Calcium,Fruit,nutrition,Vegetables1 Comment

One Response to “5 Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Everyday”

  1. Great post and ideas about how to eat better.

    Comment by Alex on November 15, 2011 at 3:51 pm

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