When you stop to take stock on the quantity of fruits and vegetables that you eat every day you may dismayed at how far you have to go to reach a target of 5-9. The average American only eats 2-3 servings. So if you eat more than that you are way ahead of the curve and don’t have to far to go. But even if you are average it’s a lot easier than you think to add fruits and veggies to your diet.
Don’t try to do it all at once. Too many changes to your diet will result in plenty of backsliding. Start by substituting fruit for dessert. Do that for a few days or weeks. Next try eliminating that bag of chips, or muffin for a fruit or veggie snack. Next try adding a fruit or veggie to your morning routine. Later add one for lunch and so on.
Try Something New
Make it a point to pick a new fruit or vegetable to try out each week. If you are looking for suggestions visit Know Your Fruits and Veggies™. In addition to descriptions, information on how to select and other nutrition information, there are also photos so you can recognize them and a recipe or two to get you started cooking/or using the item. Continue reading