Getting More Goodness
Canada’s Food Guide recommends eating a variety of vegetables and fruit. This includes at least one serving of dark green (like broccoli or spinach) and one serving of orange vegetables (like carrots or sweet potato) every day.
Here are some simple tips to consider to help you and your family eat more vegetables and fruit throughout the day:
- Start your day with a fruit. Include frozen berries in a smoothie or add them to cereal.
- Make a ½ cup of 100% orange, apple or grapefruit juice part of your morning routine.
- Think veggie for lunch. Set a goal to eat one vegetable at lunch everyday. Add green peppers to a salad or sandwich or rinse and throw canned peas into your salad. Think about your favourite vegetable or fruit from childhood. Maybe it’s the apple at snack time or broccoli with supper – include it in your family meal planning.
- Aim for at least one serving of vegetables and fruit at each meal and snack.