We all know that fresh fruit and vegetables are among the best foods we can eat for our health and wellness. Loaded with nutrition, vitamins, and minerals, this food group is essential for us as humans. Yet, many of us don’t reach our daily recommended intake of these foods. Since July is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, we’ve rounded up some easy and delicious ways you can incorporate more wholesome food into your daily diet.
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
- Whizz up a smoothie
By far one of the easiest ways to increase your fruit and veggie intake is to drink them in a delectable smoothie! Blend up a frozen banana, a handful of spinach, kale, cucumber, and frozen berries for a delicious and healthy drink. You can mix it up by trying out the hundreds of recipes online to reach your daily intake goal of fruit and vegetables.
- Make a healthy swap
When you’re making a sauce, burgers, or pie, swap out the meat and replace it with a healthy alternative, such as chopped mushrooms. Mushrooms make a great meat substitute, and take on the rich flavors of the herbs and spices you normally use.
- Create a side salad
Get into the habit of creating a side salad with your dinner. We mean a real salad, and not just grated carrot and iceberg lettuce. Create a small bowl of kale, spinach, cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, chopped nuts, and roasted veggies for a wholesome salad that is packed with goodness.
From all of the team at Jack Stone Insurance Agency, we hope that these tips help you to include more fruit and vegetables into your diet. For all of your personal and commercial insurance needs, contact us today.