National Nutrition Month: Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Mar 14, 2016

March is National Nutrition Month! Celebrate by incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet. Half of your plate should be composed of fruits and vegetables—ensuring you receive essential vitamins, minerals and fiber. Not a big fan of eating fruits and vegetables plain? Check out these easy and creative suggestions from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!

  • Mushrooms, peppers and onions make great additions to kabobs or one on their own. Try a fruit kabob made with pineapple, peaches and banana. Grill fruit kabobs on low heat until fruit is hot and slightly golden
  • Add vegetable soup as a side or snack
  • Incorporate more fruits and vegetables to such staples as pizza, baked potatoes and sandwiches. Try adding tomatoes, zucchini, green pepper or mushrooms to your pizza; broccoli or salsa on baked potatoes; and cucumbers, tomatoes or pineapple on a sandwich
  • Start and end the day with fruit. Add fruit to oatmeal, cereal or yogurt for breakfast. Make fruit your dessert as well. Have a banana with low-fat frozen yogurt and a sprinkle of chopped nuts
  • Substitute crunchy vegetables for chips and enjoy with a low-fat salad dressing or dip

For more tips on staying healthy on the road, visit our Driver Wellness section.