Did you know by increasing your consumption of fruits and vegetables to 5 or more servings a day gives several health benefits? Rich in vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, fiber, and water, it’s hard to understand how many of us can resist that nutritional benefits. But the facts tell us that less than 30% of us fail to meet the recommended 5 servings a day. We can inculcate this habit of consuming more fruits and veggies just by a few small and very simple changes in eating habits that would make you eat better, feel better, and improve your well-being. Here are simple ways to get you eating veggies and fruits today.
Wrap it up
Wraps or rolls are the perfect way to pack a lot of nutrients into one meal. A yummy vegetable or fruit wrap is well-rounded with a great balance of protein, fat, and carbs. It can be light, yet satisfying. Kawan’s paratha is a great base for your wrap. With our wide range of parathas, you can whip up a variety of wraps like Greek Salad Wraps, Spicy Indian Potato Wrap or even create something on the sweeter side like our Kawan Apple Pie. Check out all our recipes here and start creating today.
Snack on Fruits and Veggies
Keep vegetables washed and cut in your refrigerator for quick snacks. Stay energized throughout the day by substituting the bag of chips and cup of coffee with a bowl of salad or oranges. Just a small change like this a day can increase your fruit and vegetable consumption, save your money and make you have a healthy diet.
Make Half your Plate Fruits and Veggies
Be it lunch, breakfast or dinner try to include more veggies in your plate. If your plate is full of color, then you’re on the right diet. This will also help you balance your protein and grains. For example, if you are making a pizza, double the quantity of veggies stuffed in your pizza. Have more salads and juices for breakfast.
Drink your fruits and vegetables
Drinking fruit juices does not mean the intake of prepared or canned juices. Try to make your own smoothies and juices at home from fresh fruits and vegetables. This way consumption of fruits and veggies can be increased without any difficulty. A glass of fruit or vegetable juice in the morning is considered to be a healthy.
Soups are another great way to get more veggies into your daily diet. All good and healthy soups start with a strong vegetable content such as onion, celery, carrot, and peppers. Soups are refreshing and also makes you feel full and this way makes you eat less of your main course. Have more soups and stay healthy.
Grill Your Vegetables for Better Taste
Many of us may not like the idea of having raw or boiled vegetables. For such people Grilling vegetable can be a good idea as it would give it a better flavor and taste. Baby Corn, carrots, cauliflower and beetroots are great choices. Just spray with a little cooking oil and sprinkle on some salt, pepper and your veggies are ready.
Try these six tips to increase your fruit and vegetable consumption and you’ll find that it is no big task to get essential vitamins, minerals and health benefits associated with increasing your intake for fruits and vegetables.