The Dietary Guidelines suggest each of us consume daily four servings of fruit and five servings of vegetables, and that’s a very conservative recommendation. That might sound like alot, but a serving is only 1 cup raw, 1/2 cup cooked, 6 ounces of juice, or 1 small fruit (i.e., a small apple, a small orange). Here are 7 easy ways to boost your intake of Mother Nature’s best:
1. Pop frozen blueberries or grapes into your mouth for a sorbet-like treat.
2. Top your morning cereal with dried plums or cranberries or a handful of fresh berries.
3. Dip raw vegetables into low-fat dip.
4. Top pancakes, waffles, or French toast with fresh fruit.
5. Grate carrots and zucchini into spaghetti sauce.
6. Make a wrap by using romaine or spinach leaves instead of tortillas to wrap around leftovers or beans.
7. Microwave a sweet potato and drizzle with maple syrup.