Health Tip: Eat More Fruits and Veggies
(HealthDay News) -- You should fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies at each meal, experts say. But that can be a challenge.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these creative suggestions for boosting consumption of fruits and vegetables:
Keep a big bowl of fresh, brightly colored fruit in your kitchen.
When you have a recipe for pasta, pizza, soup, salad, casserole or sandwiches, double the amount of fruits or veggies that are called for.
Puree, shred or grate veggies into dishes such as rice, meatloaf, mashed potatoes and pasta sauce.
Spice up your old recipes with a new vegetable.
Use a big lettuce leaf instead of a tortilla or bread for a wrap. Stuff it with fresh veggies.
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