The 2nd tip in our Tasty25 “Nutrition Tips” series is for you to place a daily focus on fruit! It’s proven that people who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases, and fruits provide nutrients vital for health, such as potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, and folate (folic acid). Most fruits that we can buy are naturally low in fat, sodium, and calories; and NONE have cholesterol! Any fruit or 100% fruit juice counts as a part of the fruit group. We recommend buying your fruit & fruit juices from local venders, or a market that sells whole & organic food products; however if you must buy them from a conventional store or supermarket, make sure to read THIS first!
We’ve put together 3 SIMPLE tips on adding fruit to every meal below, and remember to always be encouraged to stick with your healthy diet decisions; We believe in you, and you can do it! Make sure to share anything additional that you’d like to add by commenting below, and Happy Cooking! -Tasty25 Staff
3 Simple Tips on Adding Fruit to Every Meal:
Breakfast Tip! – At breakfast, top your cereal with bananas, peaches, or strawberries; add blueberries to pancakes; drink 100% orange or grapefruit juice. Or, try a fruit mixed with fat-free or low-fat yogurt. Need a breakfast recipe suggestion with fruit? Click HERE!
Lunch Tip! – For lunch, pack a tangerine, mango, banana, or grapes to eat along with your meal, or choose fruits from a salad bar. Individual containers of fruits like peaches or applesauce are also easy and convenient; just make sure that they’re made without added refined sugars or preservatives!
Dinner Tip! – To incorporate fruit at dinner, add crushed pineapple to fresh coleslaw, or include orange sections, dried cranberries, or grapes in a tossed salad! Click HERE for a great recipe example!