The USDA recommends making half of your plate fruits and vegetables at every meal.
If you’re like most of us, you and your children fall short of that goal. Here are a few easy ways to help bridge that gap and fuel you and your children’s body with good nutrition:
- Keep them where you can see them. If they are buried in your fridge or pantry, you may forget about fruits and vegetables.
- Add fruit to your breakfast. Add strawberries, blueberries, or bananas to your waffles, yogurt, cereal or oatmeal.
- Add them to your salad or your children’s lunch. Include edamame, chickpeas, or beans in your salad. If you have a sweet tooth, add chopped apples, pears, or raisins.
- Stash a trail mix with seeds, nuts, raisins, and dried fruit in your child’s backpack and your desk for a healthy, convenient snack.
- Explore the produce aisle. Variety is key to a healthy diet; with more colors in your grocery basket, you’re eating healthier.