11 Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

We all know fruits and vegetables are important for a strong, healthy body. But many of us fall short of eating the recommended fruits and vegetables we need each day. Here are some tips to help you eat your way to good health!

  1. Don't settle for bland

    Sprinkle cooked vegetables with grated Parmesan.

    Sprinkle cooked vegetables with grated Parmesan.

  2. Roast veggies in the oven

    Oven-roasted vegetables – will give vegetables a slightly sweet taste.

    Oven-roasted vegetables will give vegetables a slightly sweet taste.

  3. Make healthy snacks easily accessible

    Place fruit such as oranges, clementines, apples, pears in a bowl on counter in plain sight for an easy grab-and-go snack.

    Place fruit such as oranges, clementines, apples, pears in a bowl on counter in plain sight for an easy grab-and-go snack.

  4. Prep veggies ahead of time

    Place ready-to-eat veggies such as cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, celery sticks and sliced bell peppers in the refrigerator near the front in plain sight. Eat cut-up veggies with a favorite dip, guacamole, salsa or hummus.

    Place ready-to-eat veggies such as cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, celery sticks and sliced bell peppers in the refrigerator near the front in plain sight. Eat cut-up veggies with a favorite dip, guacamole, salsa or hummus.

  5. Spiralize them

    Cut vegetables differently, such as into pepper rings, cucumber sticks, peeling a whole carrot or using a spiralizer.

    Cut vegetables differently, such as into pepper rings, cucumber sticks, peeling a whole carrot or using a spiralizer.

  6. Mix it up

    Add frozen or fresh fruit to your cereal or yogurt.

    Add frozen or fresh fruit to your cereal or yogurt.

  7. Get your smoothie on

    Combine low-fat yogurt with fresh, canned or frozen fruit to make a quick fruit smoothie.

    Combine low-fat yogurt with fresh, canned or frozen fruit to make a quick fruit smoothie.

  8. Top it with veggies

    Add vegetable toppings to a sandwich, wrap or pizza.

    Add vegetable toppings to a sandwich, wrap or pizza.

  9. Keep frozen vegetables on hand

    Add extra frozen vegetables to soups or casseroles or frozen meal kits.

  10. Make a fruit salsa

    Serve fruit salsas with meat or seafood.

    Serve fruit salsas with meat or seafood.

  11. Use Short Cuts

    Use pre-cut, ready-to-use produce, such as Hy-Vee Short Cuts, to save time.

    Use pre-cut, ready-to-use produce, such as Hy-Vee Short Cuts, to save time.

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