How to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables – Part 2

It’s no secret that vegetables and fruits are good for you but many of us still fall short in getting our daily dose. Phytonutrients, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, high fibre, the benefits are undeniable. The USDA recommends consuming at least 5 cups of vegetables and fruit each day for optimal health. Whether you cook at home or eat out, try these easy ways to sneak more colorful, nutritious and delicious vegetables and fruits into your snacks and meals (even breakfast).

Here’s how to eat more fruit and vegetables :

  • Pile It On – Consider replacing pasta, rice, and potatoes with vegetables instead. That’s right. Try a heaping plate of sautΓ©ed greens, cauliflower rice, mashed sweet potatoes, pureed parsnips, or broccoli mash. These are all beautiful bases for your meals.
  • Shred Them Up – Sometimes changing the texture and size of your veggies does the trick for upping the volume. Add shredded zucchini, carrots, or beets to pasta dishes, breads, cakes, and cookies. Vegetables in your dessert? Why Not!
  • Sassy Sauces – Sauce can make the meal and veggies can make the sauce. Blend all sorts of veggies into tasty sauces for pasta, rice, or to top other veggies. Artichokes, greens, sweet potatoes, zucchini and butternut squash are all sassy sauce additions.
  • Souper Soups – Make simple blended soups with root vegetables like carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, and turnips. And make it a habit to add shredded greens like spinach, kale or collards to all of your soups (even if they aren’t homemade).
  • Prep Party – Pick a day to wash and cut all of your veggies. Making a veggie-packed meal feels much less daunting when you can reach in the fridge and grab veggies that are already prepped.

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  1. Talk to you later Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

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  2. Nice tips. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. GS says:

      A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood sugar, which can help keep appetite in check.

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      1. Thank you for sharing this. I hope to increase my vegetables and fruit intakes. ❀

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      2. GS says:

        Hope it does.

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  3. 1reward says:

    Very nice suggestions! I braved it and tried a lasagne this week with vegetables only and I was completely surprised by the structure and authenticity of the taste. It tasted so complete and nutritious – I think the Lima beans in my mixed veg took center stage to a next level – praise God for the wide range of excellence and choice He has given to us by granting us many foods to eat and heal our bodies!

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    1. GS says:

      Fruit and vegetables are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including folate, vitamin C and potassium. They’re an excellent source of dietary fibre, which can help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent constipation and other digestion problems. A diet high in fibre can also reduce your risk of bowel cancer. Gratitude to mother nature for giving us some resourceful things.

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  4. Sadia says:

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    1. GS says:

      Eating plenty of fruits and veggies may help reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers. Vitamins & Minerals. Fruits and veggies are rich in vitamins and minerals that help you feel healthy and energized.

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      1. Always happy to read and share your posts, My Dear!!
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      2. GS says:

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  5. Great information shared πŸ™

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you agree that it is important to add fruits and vegetables in our diet.

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      1. Yes, very important.
        Thank you!

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      2. GS says:

        Most welcome.

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    1. GS says:

      Fruit and vegetables are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including folate, vitamin C and potassium. They’re an excellent source of dietary fibre, which can help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent constipation and other digestion problems. A diet high in fibre can also reduce your risk of bowel cancer.

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  6. Clay Lowe says:

    Something I definitely need to do more of.

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    1. GS says:

      All fruits and vegetables contain vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that may help prevent heart disease, cancer and other illnesses. Some of these nutrients are fiber, potassium, folate, and vitamin A and C. The best way to get all the various nutrients is to eat fruits and vegetables of many different colors.

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