The greater the variety of vegetables and fruit you have at home, the more of them you’ll eat, especially if you put them where you can see them!47 Vegetables and fruit are filled with vitamins,minerals and fibre. A diet rich in vegetables and fruit promotes good health and can help you manage your weight.48 49 50 Add to your grocery cart brightly coloured broccoli, squash, kale,melons, berries and more. Don’t forget about mushrooms,cauliflower and pale green cabbage; they may not be bright,but they are healthy choices too.Be sure to eat the veggies and fruit you buy.
Try these tasty tips47:
• Place a bowl of fresh fruit on the kitchen counter for quick, tasty snacks.
• Garnish diced fresh fruit with Greek-style vanilla yogurt for a fruity snack that’s also a healthy treat.
• When you reach for a mid-afternoon snack, pick veggies instead of salty snack foods. Keep fresh veggies in the fridge, cut up and ready to eat.
• At meals, offer more than one vegetable. Fill half of your plate with veggies – the more you have on your plate, the more you’ll eat.
Bonus item! Yogurt is an ideal ingredient for seasoning vegetables! Use it to prepare delicious dips or creamy homemade dressings.Simply add a few herbs or your favourite spices and you’re done!
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