13 Fun Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

by Alice Henneman, MS, RD
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plate half fullWhen you look at your lunch and dinner meals, do you see an amount of fruits and veggies equal to about half your plate? Did you have a fruit or veggie for breakfast? And maybe include one as part of a snack?

Most of us know we should eat more fruits and veggies; most of us don't eat enough. Here are 13 fun ways to eat more fruits and vegetables!

"Compared with people who consume a diet with only small amounts of fruits and vegetables, those who eat more generous amounts as part of a healthful diet are likely to have reduced risk of chronic diseases, including stroke and perhaps other cardiovascular diseases and certain cancers," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

(NOTE: If you'd like to calculate the specific fruit and vegetable recommendation for your age, sex and activity level, go to www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov)

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