Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Veggies

Today's blog is from an awesome student intern studying nutrition at The University of Texas, Nikita Prabhu.

Getting enough sources of fruits and vegetables can be a difficult task at times, and making creative
meals that you and your family enjoy can be just as hard! Here are some quick fix meal and snack ideas
to help you enjoy more fruits and vegetables in your daily routines:

-Use variety when using vegetables as pizza toppings. Try broccoli, spinach, green peppers, tomatoes,
mushrooms and zucchini.

-Make a breakfast smoothie made with low-fat milk, frozen strawberries, and a banana.

-Try crunchy vegetables instead of chips with your favorite low-fat salad dressing as dip.

-Keep cut vegetables handy for mid-afternoon snacks, side dishes, lunch box additions, or a quick nibble
while waiting for dinner. Ready-to-eat favorites: carrots, celery sticks, cucumbers, snap peas or whole

-Wake up to fruit. Make a habit of adding fruit to your morning oatmeal, cereal, or yogurt.

-Make fruit your dessert: slice a banana lengthwise and top with a scoop of low-fat frozen yogurt.
Sprinkle with a tablespoon of chopped nuts!

What are your favorite ways to eat more fruits and vegetables?

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