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Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

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  • This reminded me how much I love shredded carrots on sandwiches! I don't do well with raw carrots unless they're shredded. No matter how much I chew, I still feel like they're stuck in the middle of my chest! - 6/22/2016 11:49:59 AM
  • Thanks for the inspiration! I have tons of veggies in my fridge -- the cutting board and a knife are coming out of the drawer! - 6/20/2016 12:45:58 PM
  • I've never had any trouble eating either one (except for a few I HATE or am allergic to).
    I can't understand the statement about not being able to eat hard vegetables. Anyone with healthy teeth should be able to eat any vegetable. I have sensitive teeth and still manage to. - 6/6/2016 8:48:50 PM
  • I am NOT a veggie eater so I upon the suggestions of my dietician "hide" them in my food,,,if you have a FUSSY eater also. It works excellently ! - 6/6/2016 12:54:48 AM
  • I do the bagged salad, it makes lunches easy. There is variety in the bag. To add that variety on my own I'm buying a lot of different items, each with a different shelf life. I'll toss something into each salad to make it different for the day; a fruit, a veggie, nuts or seeds.

    And freezing is great. That half bell pepper you don't need tonight. Slice it in strips and freeze it. The strips will dice easily while frozen and you toss them in whatever. Works well for that morning egg. This works great with most anything. Slice it to strips first and freeze. - 5/18/2016 10:37:15 PM
  • If I'm cooking, there always will be a minimum of 2 or 3 vegetables per meal. I eat an apple or banana as part of my lunch but tend to eat more veggies - especially in winter. I'm not overly fond of meat although I do eat it but absolutely love fish. I'm not a big dressed salad eater - I eat mine sprinkled with Club House vegetable seasoning and it doesn't need anything else. I don't know if I'll be able to do a garden this year but would love to. - 3/16/2016 6:16:56 PM
  • I try to add loads of veggies to everything. I am vegan and although I do eat too many breads, pastas, and sweets I still eat a lot of plant foods. I start out the morning with a green smoothie with fruit and greens, I make veggie chili with many different types of veggies, stir-fries, baked egg rolls, curries. I'm not much a salad fan but does like sautéed greens with a veggie burger. I cook most things from scratch so I know what I'm getting. My grandson will help himself to fruit or a organic carrot from the refrigerator. - 1/10/2016 12:20:49 AM
  • I was a vegan/vegetarian for about 25 years . . . and was very unhealthy. One of the main reasons I signed up with SparkPeople was to learn how to eat healthfully. What a great resource! - 9/15/2015 1:17:44 PM
  • I was a vegan/vegetarian for about 25 years . . . and was very unhealthy. One of the main reasons I signed up with SparkPeople was to learn how to eat healthfully. What a great resource! - 9/15/2015 1:17:43 PM
  • We always have a big bag (or more) of frozen fruit in the freezer. We eat it for dessert instead of ice cream. Just make sure there' s no added sugar or syrups! - 4/10/2015 4:27:51 PM
  • I have recently started eating veggie/cheese rollups that are always loaded with at least three different veggies each time. So much that I do not miss the deli meat I leave off. - 11/7/2014 9:04:32 PM
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    Yes, it would be nice if they'd bring back the fruit and vegetable tracker to make it easy to see how we're doing. - 1/23/2014 11:18:32 AM
  • Great article and love the comments - 1/8/2014 9:04:29 AM
  • Great suggestions! I have printed out this article and am sharing with my friends who don't eat enough fruits and veggies.

    Another valuable article from SP! Thank you - 12/6/2013 9:29:02 AM
  • Great article. - 8/14/2013 4:01:21 PM

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