Fit Your Five Into Your Daily Diet
Eating the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables a day does not mean you have to completely change your lifestyle.
You may choose to sip a tall glass of orange juice at breakfast instead of coffee. Or sidestep sweet or salty snacks, like cookies or potato chips for more nutritional choices, such as carrot or celery sticks, apple or pear slices or raisins.
If you're going out for lunch, check out the restaurant's salad bar. It provides an excellent opportunity for stocking up on leafy greens and lots of fresh vegetables.
When eating in, soup up your sandwich with a generous layering of sliced cucumber, tomato, green onions or lettuce.
Garnishing is another way to ease more fruits into mealtime. Try dressing up ham with pineapple slices or add a wedge of melon alongside pork chops or chicken.
Making simple, satisfying decisions like the above is a sure-fire way to fit your five in every day.