The two keys to adding fruits and vegetables and shaking up your meals each week is to surround yourself with healthy foods and to experiment with new recipes. When you go shopping for groceries each week, stock up on frozen vegetables and fruits. Also opt for fresh fruits and vegetables that you’ve never tried, make it a goal to try a new fruit or vegetable each week.
Add bananas or frozen berries to your cereal or oatmeal in the mornings.
Drink a glass of orange juice with your breakfast and take your coffee in a to-go mug.
If you eat breakfast on the go, skimp on the donuts, and grab a yogurt instead.
It may seem inconvenient, but taking your lunch to work with not only keep you away from fatty, fast food, but it will also save you money.
Add frozen peas and carrots to your Ramen Noodles.
Add lettuce and tomato to your turkey sandwiches.
Add vegetables to your salads. A great way to mix up the taste of your salads week to week is to add different toppings each week. Choose from: broccoli, tomato, cauliflower, carrots, eggs, olives, cheese, strawberries, oranges, sprouts, sunflower seeds, or raisins.
Pack an apple or granola trail mix to snack on in between meals rather than heading to the vending machines.
Make it a rule to always have a vegetable with your dinner meals.
Steam broccoli and cauliflower, you can even add cheese, it’s a great source of calcium.
Boil small red potatoes and add them to frozen green beans with salt and butter, not margarine.
Mix corn and black beans together with butter, salt, and parsley as a side for Mexican meals.
Opt for fresh fruits instead of ice cream, cookies, or cakes. Strawberries with a spoon of sugar is a great sweet alternative to a bowl of ice cream. Also experiment with fruit salads.