Creative ways to add more fruit and veg to your diet

By Melanie Chisnall

How much fresh produce do our bodies need?

Ideally, a healthy diet or weight loss plan should include four to five portions of fruit and veggies every day. But eating the same apples, bananas or oranges day-in and day-out can get a little boring.

If you want to keep your health – and waistline in check – you need to start getting a little creative in the kitchen.

Mix up your fruit and veg

We ‘eat’ with our eyes first, so the trick is to make food look enticing. Here are a few ways to mix up your fresh produce and keep things interesting:

  • Choose a few pieces of exotic fruit like kiwis, mangoes, or pineapples
  • Blend shredded apples, pears or peaches with extra lean mince to make succulent burgers
  • Drink a veggie juice – this equals one portion of vegetables
  • Start your day with a healthy fruit smoothie
  • Add grated carrots to pasta sauces or salads
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