9 Ways to Add Fruits & Vegetables into Your Daily Meal

9 Ways to Add Fruits & Vegetables into Your Daily Meal

Discover the many benefits of adding vegetables and fruits to your meals. They are low in fat and calories, while providing fiber and other key nutrients. Most Americans should eat more than 3 cups — and for some, up to 6 cups — of vegetables and fruits each day. Vegetables and fruits don’t just add nutrition to meals. They can also add color, flavor, and texture. Explore these creative ways to bring healthy foods to your table.

  1. Fire up the grill 

Use the grill to cook vegetables and fruits. Try grilling mushrooms, carrots, peppers, or potatoes on a kabob skewer. Brush with oil to keep them from drying out. Grilled fruits like peaches, pineapple, or mangoes add great flavor to a cookout.

  1. Expand the flavor of your casserole

Mix vegetables such as sauteed onions, peas, pinto beans, or tomatoes into your favorite dish for that extra flavor.

  1. In the mood for Italian?  

Add extra vegetables to your pasta dish. Slip some peppers, spinach, red beans, onions, or cherry tomatoes into your traditional tomato sauce. Vegetables provide texture and low-calorie bulk that satisfies.

  1. Get creative with your salads  

Toss in shredded carrots, strawberries, spinach, watercress, orange segments, or sweet peas for a flavorful, fun salad.

  1. Enjoy some delicious stir-fry  

Try something new! Stir-fry your veggies — like broccoli, carrots, sugar snap peas, mushrooms, or green beans — for a quick-and-easy addition to any meal.

  1. Liven up your sandwich 

Whether it is a sandwich or wrap, vegetables make great additions to both. Try sliced tomatoes, romaine lettuce, or avocado on your everyday sandwich or wrap for extra flavor.

  1.  Add fruit to your baked dessert  

Add apples, bananas, blueberries, or pears to your favorite muffin recipe for a treat.

  1. Enjoy a smoothie

For breakfast or a dessert, blend strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries with frozen bananas and 100% fruit juice for a delicious frozen fruit smoothie.

  1. Spice up your omelet

Boost the color and flavor of your morning omelet with vegetables. Simply chop, sauté, and add them to the egg as it cooks. Try combining different vegetables, such as mushrooms, spinach, onions, or bell peppers.

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