This week our Fall Fitness Challenge focuses on food. Our challenge question for the week is“If you had to have one fruit or vegetable for the rest of your life, what would it be? (If you haven’t answered yet, there’s still time for a chance to win this week’s prize…either leave a comment to this post or on our Facebook page.)
Let’s Eat MORE Fruits and Vegetables
Every step taken towards eating more fruits and veggies helps us to be our best. Fruits and vegetables can be great sources of key nutrients which may play a role in reducing the risk of certain diseases. Remember all forms of fruits and vegetables matter: fresh, frozen, canned, dried, and 100% juice. And colors are important. Eat a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables every day!
Tips to Increasing Fruits and Vegetables
–Double the deliciousness: Add a can of veggies, such as corn or green beans, to a can of soup—or onions, peppers and/or mushrooms to that jar of spaghetti sauce.
-Create yummy rainbow lasagna: Tuck shredded carrots, sliced yellow peppers and chopped spinach into each layer for a rainbow of flavors. For pickier palates, add pureed vegetables to the sauce.
-Create a Picasso pizza or a colorful fiesta: “Paint” your pizza with peppers, broccoli, spinach and pineapple or dress up your taco dinner with sweet peppers, cucumbers, and avocado.
-Try a favorite dish in a new way: Serve spaghetti squash instead of pasta, topped with your favorite sauce and diced vegetables.
-Simply soups: Whip up homemade soups from pureed cooked veggies, livened up with a handful of herbs and thinned with a little canned vegetable or chicken broth.
Remember if you want to be entered into this week’s challenge contest, leave a comment to answer this question: “If you had to have one fruit or vegetable for the rest of your life, what would it be?”