Eat More Vegetables and Fruit

Dive into the first Healthy Habits challenge: add at least 3 servings of vegetables and fruit to your daily diet. Find recipes, nutrition tips, and coaching advice to help reach your goals.

12 Ways to Eat More Vegetables and Fruit

Join Cooking Light in our effort to change the way we approach fruits and vegetables. With our easy tips, you’ll be on your way to five a day. By Sidney Fry, MS, RD

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Feature a Fresh New Vegetable each Week

Tip 5: Feature a Fresh New Vegetable Each Week

Try to experiment with a new seasonal vegetable (or fruit) each week. Don’t try a tomato in December. You are far more likely to fall in love with its lush, juicy, tangy taste in the height of summer.

•   If there is a local farmer’s market nearby, support your community and pay them a visit. Get the whole family involved. Allow either yourself, or a family member to choose a new item from the produce section and add it to your meal.

•   Cooking for one? Invite a friend or two over to try the new dish with you. Two heads are often better than one, and you can both learn together.

•   Once spring is here, U-pick farms are a fun way to get up close and personal with your produce.

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