By: Shelby Santin: RBA Nutrition Intern
Fruits and Vegetables are a great way to get vitamins, minerals and fiber into your diet. Healthy diets that include fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of cancer and chronic diseases. According to My Plate half your “plate” should be fruits and vegetables. Here are some of RBA’s favorite ways to eat fruits and vegetables:
Banana and Peanut Butter Sandwich: Try adding cinnamon and honey to add some more flavors. This is a great on-the-go lunch to pack for busy days.
Salad: This is a great way to enjoy vegetables because there are so many flavors and combinations. For example, try an arugula salad with fresh mozzarella and balsamic vinegar and olive oil!
Cooked Kale: You can steam kale and season with lemon and garlic. Kale is a great source of Vitamin A, C, K and calcium.
Cold Strawberries: You can freeze strawberries and then make a smoothie in a blender with yogurt. Great option for breakfast or a healthy snack!
Roasted Eggplant: You can chop up the eggplant in any shape that you would like and add olive oil and roast in the oven for about 30-45 minutes. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top for added flavor!
Corn on the Cob: Corn on the cob can be steamed plain. It tastes great leftover! And can even be cut off and added to a cold salad!
Carrot Fries: Roast the carrot fries in the oven with rosemary and olive oil. Check out RD Kait’s recipe.
Blog updated September 2015.