10 Ways To Add Fruits And Vegetables In Your Family’s Diet
We all know that we should eat at least five servings of fruit and vegetables each day. But is learning and doing the same thing? Sometimes, it isn’t easy to get them all in there. Kids like eating fast food and junk food because they are convenient. So we’ll have to think outside the box. Here are some diet ideas for “stealthily” adding more vegetables and fruits into your family’s diet.
1. Start your day with a breakfast smoothie. You can add fruits, low-fat yogurt, even veggies like spinach or kale and ice in a blender. Using a protein powder is also a great option. Blend for a few seconds, and you’ve got yourself a delicious breakfast ready to go.
2. Dried fruit makes a fantastic snack at any time of the day. Include some tiny cartons of raisins in your kid’s lunch, pack some yogurt-covered raisins in your husband’s briefcase, and keep some trail mix on hand for snacking. In the morning, you can add dried fruit to oatmeal and cereal. This will add some variety to your diet
3. Add fruits and veggies to your family’s lunches. A peanut butter sandwich with banana, apple slices, or strawberry chunks. Lettuce, tomato, cucumber to a turkey sandwich.
4. Serve a vegetable bar at supper. Set out several chopped vegetables, some cheese and croutons and, and several types of salad dressing along with the lettuce for everyone to assemble their salad.
5. Allow them to drink all of their fruits and vegetables. Keep a variety of fruit and vegetable drinks on hand for everyone to snack on. Get creative! Serve everyone a glass of their favourite juice over ice.
6. Try putting a scoop of ice cream or frozen yogurt into a bowl with lots of fresh or frozen fruit.
7. Snacks like apples, bananas, grapes, and pears are perfect—top apple slices with peanut butter or cheese. Grapes and cheese cubes are a lovely combination. Cut up some fresh veggies with ranch dip.
8. Change up your diet with some new fruits and vegetables. Choose something unusual to pique your family’s interest. Their interest may overshadow their initial dread of trying something new if you’re lucky. Artichokes, papaya, mango, purple carrot, persimmon, or whatever else you can find in the produce section of your local shop are all excellent options.
9. Make a vegetable soup or a hearty vegetarian stew to add to your diet plan. These are both great comfort foods when the weather gets chilly.
10. Start “My Veggie Day.” Each family member can choose a vegetable to add to the family’s diet on any day of the week. They can pick any vegetable they tried the previous week as long as they test each one at least once; otherwise, they lose a turn, and Mom gets to select.
Incorporating a few of these ideas will have your family eating more fruits and veggies in no time.
Here is another tip: Make sure to have all your fruits and vegetables washed, cut and prepared for easy snacking. If you want to get some healthy fats into your kid’s diet, check out this recipe Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Eating five servings of fruit and vegetables each day is a good diet goal for many people. But this can be not easy to do, especially with the fast-paced way we live today. For children, in particular, they may not want to eat or try new things – including fruits and vegetables that are good for you! To successfully add more healthy food into your diet, there are some tricks you can use at home with kids. Have you tried any of these ideas? If so, what has been the result? Join our private community where we provide recipes, tips on making healthier choices, challenges and much more!