Ideas on Eating Veggies at Home
Making it affordable:
- Purchase what is in season. Fresh fruits and vegetables are usually less expensive when in season and offer their highest nutritional benefits when eaten fresh.
- Consider growing your own fruits and vegetables in a garden at home.
- Buy canned and frozen fruits and vegetables. They are generally affordable and don't spoil as quickly.
- When ordering a kids meal, substitute healthier fruits or vegetables in place of things like french fries.
- Help your kids prepare a large batch of trail mix using seeds, nuts and dried fruit. You can keep this on hand so they always have a quick healthy snack available.
- Try topping yogurt with some fresh fruits like strawberries and bananas or your favorite granola.
- You can easily add vegetables (fresh, frozen, or canned) to soups, stews, pasta dishes, omelets, sandwiches, and stir-fry dishes.
- Don’t limit your salads; feel free to add more fruits and vegetables such as peas, corn, beans, strawberries and oranges.