Serve 5 fruits and vegetables a day.
A variety of fruits and vegetables provide vitamins and minerals important for growth, development, and a healthy immune system. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables may lower rates of diseases like high blood pressure, stroke heart disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer. Fruits and vegetables may also help your kids reach and maintain a healthy weight. Fruits and vegetables are a healthy choice anytime.
During these difficult times, as we try to keep trips to the grocery store to a minimum, it may be more challenging for us to incorporate a variety of fruits and vegetables. Looking for ways to include more greens? Wash, dry, and cut dark leafy greens such as kale and chard and store in gallon plastic bags in the freezer. Finely chop the stems and toss them into a stir fry or soup. Freezing hardy greens tends to be a less expensive approach to buying pre-packaged greens. When you’re craving a smoothie or some steamed greens, they are right there waiting!
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