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.

Where are the Vegetables in Vegetable Products?

Headlines continually blast news that veggies harbor amazing health benefits, but the skimpy amounts in many processed foods and on dinner plates aren’t enough to offer much nutrition. By Maureen Callahan, MS, RD

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Carrot Cake Pancakes
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Vegetable-Flavored Baked Goods

Seeing isn’t always believing. Those shredded carrots or zucchini visible in prepared muffins and tea breads amounts to about 2 tablespoons per slice. That’s nothing to celebrate considering that’s about 1/4 a vegetable serving in a high-fat, high-calorie pastry package. A better bet is to make your own veggie-packaged treat, like these Carrot Cake Pancakes or a classic Zucchini Bread. The vegetable serving isn’t huge, but making it yourself ensures you use heart-healthier fats like canola oil.

View Recipe: Carrot Cake Pancakes

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