Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

The recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake are now nine to eleven per day.
How can you get more of these into your daily diet? I have a list of 10 ideas:

1. add vegetables to your omelets for breakfast
2. top your breakfast cereal (hot or cold) with fruit: raisins, blueberries, bananas
3. drink pure fruit or vegetable juice instead of other beverages (orange juice, tomato juice, V8 or V8 splash)
4.have a bowl of vegetable soup for lunch or as a snack

5. make desserts with fresh fruit, like an apple crisp or peach cobbler or pumpkin bread
6. cut up vegetables and keep them in a bowl of water in your fridge so they are visible when you open the refrigerator door; grab some for a snack whenever you feel like munching
7. when you order a pizza, top it with mushrooms, green pepper, olives, onions, or pineapple instead of sausage and pepperoni
8. serve a salad with supper. Not just lettuce: add tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli and cauliflower
9. add vegetables to some of your favorite dishes, like pasta, or meatloaf, or casseroles
10. make a fresh fruit smoothie: freeze fresh fruit slices, then add with skim milk to your blender for a fat-free, low cal healthy tasty treat!

Think of 3 of the above techniques you can start employing this week!
How many more fruits and vegetables can you add every day? Give yourself a goal and go for it!

1 comment:

chrissy said...

I love these tips Laurie. It gives me a few ideas on how to make healthy living simple. Thanks for sharing your expertise with us!
Chrissy :)