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13 Fun Ways to Eat More Fruits & Veggies


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13 Fun Ways to Eat More Fruits & Veggies

  1. 1. Know how. Know now.
  2. 2. By Alice Henneman, Extension Educator
  3. 3. When you look atyour lunch anddinner meals, doesthe amount of fruitsand veggies equalhalf your plate?Here are 13 funways to eat morefruits andvegetables . . .
  4. 4. Stir chopped vegetables or fruit into coldrice; mix with salad dressing for a side dish.
  5. 5. Toss frozen blueberries or raspberriesdirectly from the package into oatmeal.
  6. 6. Make a quick parfait by layeringfruit, yogurt and low-fat granola.
  7. 7. Mix ¼ cup peanut butter, 2 Tbsp. orange juice and ½ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt for a dip.
  8. 8. Add veggies to sandwiches.
  9. 9. Serve strips of lean meat as part of a main dish salad loaded with veggies and/or fruit.
  10. 10. Toss extra frozen veggies into the pot when making canned soups.
  11. 11. Serve a scoop of tuna salad atop tomato slices.
  12. 12. Add extra veggies such as thawed frozen peas and/or thinly sliced carrots to potato salad.
  13. 13. Mix veggies with pasta for added pizzazz!
  14. 14. Freeze 100% fruit juice in popsicle molds.
  15. 15. Enjoy a bowl of fruit capped with a small scoop of ice cream.
  16. 16. Blend ¾ cup juice, ½ cup yogurt & 1 cup frozen raspberries or blueberries for a smoothie.
  17. 17. Extension is a Division of the Institute ofAgriculture and Natural Resources at theUniversity of Nebraska–Lincoln cooperatingwith the Counties and the United StatesDepartment of Agriculture.University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extensioneducational programs abide with thenondiscrimination policies of the University ofNebraska–Lincoln and the United StatesDepartment of Agriculture.