Fruits and Veggies - Fresh Canned Frozen

Preparing Vegetables and Fruit

  • Steam, roast or grill your vegetables, to maximize the nutrients. In a hurry? Steam vegetables in a small amount of water for a few minutes in the microwave.
  • Save time. Buy pre-bagged (or frozen) vegetables like baby carrots and sugar snap peas, which can be quickly added to your meal or eaten as a snack.
  • Spice up your vegetables and fruit: shred or cut them into long thin pieces to add variety
  • Eat the skin too! Wash thoroughly and eat the peels on vegetables and appropriate fruit to maximize your daily fibre in-take.
  • More is more! Cut up extra vegetables and store them for tomorrow.
  • Wash all produce thoroughly before eating, peeling, or if intended to be eaten raw
  • Cut raw vegetables and fruit on clean cutting boards that haven't been used to cut or prepare raw meat, raw poultry or raw fish.

Check out our list of resources to find out more about vegetables and fruit, including shopping tips, how to read food labels, meal planning and more.

Quick Tip:

Start your day with a fruit. Include frozen berries in a smoothie or add them to cereal.