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You are probably well aware that you need to eat more fruits and vegetables, but if you had the choice between a really tasty snack, or a piece of fruit, which one would you choose?
A lot of people think fruits and vegetables are expensive, but you don’t need to be rich or have completed the Tim Sykes millionaire challenge to be able to afford it. Locally produced fruits and vegetables are usually reasonably priced.
But how can you enjoy eating more fruits and vegetables, without feeling like you’re missing out on your favorite snacks? We’re going to take a look at this now:
- Enjoy A Smoothly Every Day
Smoothies can be as delicious and as nutritious as you like, and they’re very easy to make too. Take a banana, some berries, and perhaps a bit of spinach too, and add all the ingredients to a smoothie maker or blender, blend until smooth, and enjoy!
Having one smoothie a day will ensure you have more fruits and vegetables in your diet, without having to compromise on flavor. You can also experiment with different mixtures of fruits and vegetables, adding some low fat yogurt or milk if you need to.
- Dry Fruits And Vegetables At Home
Buy a dehydrator, or use the same dehydrator that you make jerky in, and use it to dry out fruits and vegetables. Almost every fruit and vegetable can be dried, and once dried they can be enjoyed as a snack.
Children seem to love eating dried fruits and vegetables, so why not let them help you dry the produce out, before eating it? It’s a fun way to ensure they get their 5 a day.
- Hide Vegetables In Your Meals
The next time you make a meal, why not chop up some vegetables, and hide them in the meals? You don’t have to add a lot of vegetables, you just need to add 1 or two different types.
If you don’t want to hide vegetables in your food, enjoy them as a side, and give your body the nutrients it needs to keep you healthy.
- Enjoy Fruit On Top Of Your Breakfast Cereal
The next time you have a bowl of breakfast cereal, think about sprinkling some blueberries, or strawberries on top. Chopped up bananas work well too, as does a bit of apple.
If you don’t want to add fruit to your cereal, why not have a piece of fruit after you’ve eaten your cereal?
- Try Some New Dishes
One of the best ways for you to increase you intake of fruits and vegetables is to try out some new dishes. Opt for some vegetarian meals, or deserts that contain a lot of fruit. You may find a dish you really like, and want to eat again and again.
Enjoy a smoothie for breakfast, dehydrate fruit at home and enjoy it as a snack, or add more vegetables to your meal. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you enjoy doing it, so that you benefit from the extra nutrients that will make you feel much healthier.