You've heard about the research that found we'll be healthier if we eat more fruits and veggies every day. Squeezing in the recommended 7 (or more) servings of produce into your busy schedule might sound hard, but it’s not. Here’s how to hit your mark:
Breakfast and fruit go together like “good” and “morning.” Add 1/2 cup of berries (or 1/4 cup of raisins, both 1 serving) and a sliced banana (another serving) to your cereal. Add some nuts for crunch, if you like (another serving). Brain and body will be ready to go, and you’ve already got 3 servings in — we call that winning the morning.
Take a salad break. Conveniently portable and infinitely customizable, salads are perfect for lunch to go. Toss together some greens (1 serving) with juicy tomatoes (another serving) and grilled squash (another serving) for 3 more servings of produce in a delicious midday meal. In fact, it just takes a handful of greens to make a serving — and there's so much you can do with them all day long!
Grab a fruit snack. Keep a bowl of whole fruit visible at home or on your desk, then grab an apple after yoga or an orange after your meeting for a nutritious pick-me-up. (And 1 more serving!)
Think roasted and tossed for dinner. Get amazing flavor and nutrition by adding a veggie side and a fresh salad to dinner. Roasting broccoli, for example, is an easy way to rediscover an old favorite. And you can’t beat Earthbound pre-washed organic greens for tossing together a quick, delicious salad. Fill half your plate with veggies and salad, and you've added 2-3 more servings to your daily total.
That’s a day with 9-10 servings of produce right there. And when you choose organic fruits and veggies, you're supporting a food system that's healthier for people and the planet while you're getting clean nutrients for your body. That's good for all of us (and so delicious, too)!
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