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

Vegetarian Chipotle Nachos - Recipes

Tip 4. Make-Ahead Meatless Mondays

The campaign for “Meatless Monday” is gaining popularity. The concept is simple: One day a week, cut out the meat. (And Monday seems to be a good day to try.) It’s a great way to eat more fruit and vegetables. By eliminating meat once a week, you may reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease, support sustainability, and even come out saving a buck or two. To make your goal even more attainable, use your Meatless Monday as a make-ahead day to prepare extra fruits and vegetables for the week.

•   Choose a day convenient to you to leave meat out of your diet.  Use this as a “day of preparation” for the entire week to assist your goal to increase your fruits and vegetables by three servings a day.

•   Check out our collection of Superfast Vegetarian dishes, like these Vegetarian Chipotle Nachos, that are quick, delicious, and packed full of veggies.

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