hands preparing parsley over bowls with cauliflower, lemons and tomato

It goes without saying that eating more fruit and vegetables is hands down the number one way to get healthier.

It will help you feel more energized.

It will help you maintain your weight.

It will help you fend off chronic disease and fight inflammation.

But as much as I truly love salad…I need a bit more variety in my diet. So how do you work in more produce, in a way that isn’t just endless sides of steamed veggies?

You have to retrain the way you compose a meal.

Instead of anchoring a meal in grains or meat, anchor it in vegetables.

I am on Global BC Weekend News today sharing some of my favourite tips for working more fruit and veg into your life, from basic…to way beyond. Here they are…with a few bonus tips to boot!

The Basics

Double up the veg in any recipe. It’s really that simple.
Serve yourself more veggie sides (okay, it works!!). Try to make half your plate fruit and/or vegetables at every meal.
Boost smoothies with at least 1/2 cup of fruit and 1/2 cup of veggies.
Spread avocado on bread as a condiment (hello, avocado toast!).

Beyond The Basics

Grate fruit or veg into your everyday recipes, such as: