It's Not Easy Getting Greens

by Diane Lofshult on Oct 01, 2005

Okay, we all know we’re supposed to be increasing our daily intake of healthy fruits and vegetables. But that can be easier said than done—especially when it comes to kids and other finicky eaters.

Here are some quick and simple ways you can up your daily intake of fresh or frozen produce:

  • Include at least one fruit or vegetable in every meal you eat.
  • Add fruit to plain yogurt and pancakes or waffles.
  • Serve a large salad that contains several types of fruits and veggies.
  • Top pizzas, pasta and soups with shredded or diced veggies, such as carrots or green peppers.
  • Bring fresh fruit to work every day for a quick pick-me-up in the afternoon.
  • Prepare a batch of smoothies using frozen fruits, like blueberries, or overly ripe bananas.
  • Buy a new fruit or vegetable every time you shop.
  • Cook an extra portion of fresh veggies for dinner and take the leftovers to work for lunch the next day.

Source: February 2005 Prevention magazine.

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Diane Lofshult IDEA Author/Presenter

Diane Lofshult is an award-winning freelance author who specializes in nutrition and weight management topics. She is the founder of In Other Words, an editorial consulting firm based in Solana Beach,...