Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

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Adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet comes with so many health benefits, especially if you are trying to lose weight. Figuring out ways to incorporate more fruits and vegetables in your day is actually easier than it seems. However, it’s important to take into consideration which fruits are going to aid in weight loss and which fruits to avoid for weight loss due to the amounts of sugar and carbohydrates. 

Whether you are cooking at home or going out to eat there are quite a few ways that you can sneak more nutritional fruits and veggies into your diet. It can be as simple as adding a side salad packed with vegetables or healthy fruits to your meal. Learn more about how you can get in more fruits and vegetables during breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the Aspen Clinic.

Breakfast

  • Incorporate a grapefruit, kiwi, or a granny smith apple to your morning meal
  • Add berries such as strawberries, blackberries, or blueberries to your cereal or oatmeal
  • Add chopped vegetables to eggs such as celery, bell peppers, or spinach¬†

Lunch 

  • Add a side salad with fruits and vegetables to your lunch¬†
  • Put vegetables like cucumber, tomato, or sprouts on your sandwich¬†
  • Substitute things like chips with a piece of fruit or raw vegetable sticks¬†

Dinner 

  • Incorporate a salad with vegetables to your dinner¬†
  • Add a side of steamed or microwave vegetables¬†
  • Add chopped vegetables like celery, carrots, and onions to a stew or soup¬†
  • Add frozen peas or carrots to rice

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