How to eat more fruits and vegetables every day? Read on to find out
Fruit and vegetables are some of nature’s wonder foods. Naturally low in calories, fat and salt but rich in vitamins, minerals, fibre and phytochemicals, fruit and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy and well-balanced diet.
So, the healthy eating guideline states to eat 2 servings of fruit and 2 servings of vegetables daily. Here are some tips to do that:
Plan Your Meals with My Healthy Plate
If you are the main meal preparer in your house, it starts with you! Find ways to ensure that your family members eat sufficient servings of fruit and vegetables daily (see tip #3).
Even if you are not the family chef, you can set an example at home by eating more fruit and vegetables, and encourage your family to do the same.
Eat Your Veggies!
Buy enough fruit and vegetables so that your family gets to consume the daily recommended servings. Here is a guide on the size per serving of fruit and vegetable:
*plate = 25cm
You may have seen pre-packaged raw leafy vegetables at our local supermarkets. Each pack would provide about 2 servings of vegetables.
Shopping for Fruit and Veggies
If your family is not in the habit of eating sufficient fruit and vegetable, it might be a challenge to get them to change their habits. They might find the quantity daunting and be put off by the amount of greens they see on the table. Some suggestions on introducing them into your meals include:
Fill a Quarter of Your Plate with Whole Grains
If you have tried your best but yet your family refuses to touch fruit and vegetables, here are some clever ways to sneak fruit and vegetables into family meals:
Healthy Baking Tips for Healthy Baked Treats
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This article was last reviewed on
22 Nov 2023
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