A diet rich in fruits and vegetables provides vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, important for supporting growth and development, and for optimal immune function.
Try fruits and veggies different ways and try at least a couple of bits each time. It can take 7 to 10 tries before you like a new food, so be open to trying again and again. It may end up becoming your new favorite!
Many fruits and veggies taste great with a dip or dressing. Try salad dressing, yogurt, nut butter, or humus.
Make a fruit smoothie with yogurt.
Add veggies to foods you already make – like pizza, soups, casseroles, pasta, rice, etc…
Add fruit to you cereal, pancakes, or other breakfast foods.
Keep washed and chopped veggies and fruits in the fridge so they are ready to grab and eat.
Most people prefer crunchy foods over mushy ones. Enjoy vegetables fresh or lightly steamed, and avoid overcooking.