Smart ways to make fruits and vegetables your next snack obsession

Smart ways to make fruits and vegetables your next snack obsession

Ditch the junk food. Fruits and vegetables are about to be your new snack obsession.

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If you’re finding it difficult to fit enough fruits and vegetables into your diet, you’re not alone. According to the CDC, only one in 10 adults meets the daily recommended amount of five servings a day.

To get you started, here are a few clever ways to incorporate more of both into your lifestyle:  

  • Mix into a smoothie—Boost the nutritional profile of your smoothie by throwing in a handful of leafy greens like raw baby spinach. Mixing in fruits like pineapples and bananas will help balance out any bitterness.
  • Incorporate into your favorite foods—Add some color to your pizza with your favorite veggie toppings. You can even take it a step further by making a cauliflower pizza crust. End the day with a fruit-based dessert like sorbet or strawberries dipped in dark chocolate.
  • Add a dip—Make eating raw fruits and vegetables more enjoyable by pairing them with your favorite dip. Some popular combinations include celery and hummus, apples and nut butter, or if you’re feeling creative, bell peppers and whipped feta. The combinations are endless !
  • Keep fruits and veggies in easy reach—Eliminate any barriers to healthy snacking by prepping fruits and vegetables over the weekend, or whenever you typically meal prep. Try washing, cutting, and storing your favorite fruits and vegetables in grab-and-go containers with your favorite dips. If your budget allows, you can also buy pre-packaged fruits and vegetable trays that are ready to eat.

With just a few small adjustments to the way we consume fruits and vegetables, it’s easy to make meeting our daily recommended target a more enjoyable experience.