Shocking stat! Only 1 out of every 10 people eat enough of this food group …
Even though these foods help keep your heart healthy … your skin glowing … your energy high … your hormones balanced … and your tummy happy.
PLUS, they can also help boost your mood AND manage your weight, while fending off serious diseases like obesity, diabetes, and more.
Sounds pretty miraculous, am I right?
In case you haven’t guessed it yet … it’s fruits and veggies. But for whatever reason, most of us don’t get enough of them!
How many fruits and veggies should you eat daily?
- 1.5 to 2 cups of fruits
- 2 to 3 cups of vegetables
If you’re in the 90% of people who don’t eat enough fruits and veggies, here are a few simple ways to sneak more into your diet:
- Make it a point to eat a salad for lunch.
- Add greens (spinach, kale, etc.) to sauces, soups, or stews.
- Automatically add a side of veggies every time you eat dinner (tip: frozen veggies make this easy and budget-friendly!)
- Add them to your casseroles (even meatloaf – spinach, peppers, pumpkin, etc.)
- Eat fruit with your breakfast.
I’ve got exciting news! I am just putting the finishing touches on my brand new, FREE “Plant Power Recipe Book!”
It’s loaded with a dozen mouthwatering plant-based recipes that the entire family will love.
Want a copy of the book? Send me an email to get on the list for when it is ready.
Happy Labor Day Weekend!
As we kick off the holiday weekend, I hope you get a chance to relax, spend some time with family and friends, travel, enjoy a football game or two and most importantly enjoy delicious food. Please remember to stay hydrated and wear sun protection especially if you are experiencing a heat wave like we are in SoCal. Enjoy a wide array of seasonal fruits and veggies such as watermelon, cucumber, strawberries, canteloupe, lettuce, zucchini, celery, peaches, bell peppers, oranges, cabbage, and grapefruit. They are delicious, nutritious and can help you meet your hydration goals.