Healthy eating tip 4: Eat plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables
Colorful fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber and are low in calories. A serving is half a cup of raw fruit or vegetables or a small apple or banana, for example. Eat the daily recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables each day. Add berries to breakfast cereals, eat fruit for dessert, and snack on vegetables such as carrots, snow peas, or cherry tomatoes instead of processed snack foods.
- Greens-kale, mustard greens, broccoli, and Chinese cabbage are all packed with calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, and vitamins A, C, E, and K.
- Sweet vegetables-such as corn, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, yams, onions, and squash—add healthy sweetness to your meals and reduce your cravings for added sugars.
- Fruit-a satisfying way to fill up on fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. Berries are cancer-fighting, apples provide fiber, oranges and mangos offer vitamin C.
Most of us need to double the amount we currently eat. (from healthy eating topics section of HelpGuide.org)
I put all of the above together in a healthy lunch bowl!