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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Tip 6: Salute the Snack

Snacks have gotten a bad rap. A healthy snack can help you curb hunger throughout the day and provide energy and important nutrients. Make all of your snacks revolve around fruits and vegetables. Stock countertops, pantries, refrigerators (at home and work), desk, car, and purse with some form of fruit or veggie.

•   Keep a bowl of fresh fruit on the counter at home or on your desk for a healthy (and eye-appealing) quick fix.

•   Keep dried fruit in your car or purse for busy days when a breather is just not an option.

•   Pack pre-cut fruit and veggies into snack-size bags for perfectly-portioned munchies.  Keep them eye level in the fridge for easy access.

•   Swap up your afternoon soda for 1/2 cup of 100% juice to squeeze in an extra serving.

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