Vegetables and fruits diet Recipes
Diet Tips On Fruits And Vegetables
There are numerous health promoting reasons to eat more fruits and vegetables.
- It is easy to do.
- Almost all are low in calories and fat.
- They are a good source of vitamins, minerals, essential nutrients and fiber.
- They may help reduce cancer risk.
Here are some diet tips about fruits and vegetables:
- Buy many kinds of fruits and vegetables when you shop. Purchase frozen, dried, and canned fruits and vegetables to use when you do not have time to buy fresh vegetables and fruit.
- The first meals after shopping should use fruits and vegetables which go bad easily (peaches, asparagus). Save the hardier varieties (apples, acorn squash) or frozen and canned types for later in the week.
- Use the salad bar to buy cut-up fruits/vegetables if you are in a hurry.
- Keep a fruit bowl, raisins or other dried fruit on the kitchen counter, table, or in the office as a healthy snack.
- Pack a piece of fruit or cut-up vegetables in your briefcase or backpack.
- Keep a bowl of cut-up vegetables on the top shelf of the refrigerator.
- Add fruit to breakfast by drinking fruit juice or by having fruit on cereal.
- Add fruits and vegetables to lunch by having them in soups, salad, or cut-up raw.
- Add fruits and vegetables to dinner by micro-waving or steaming vegetables and having a fruit desert.
- Increase portions when you serve vegetables and fruits. Use low-fat seasoning with herbs, spices, and lemon juice. If sauce is used, choose a nonfat or low-fat sauce.
- Choose fruit for dessert. For a special dessert, try a fruit parfait with low-fat yogurt or sherbet topped with berries.
- Add extra varieties of vegetables when you prepare soups, sauces, and casseroles (for example, grate carrot and zucchini into spaghetti sauce).
Last Editorial Review: 6/19/2003
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Enjoy your fruits and vegetables2006-08-31 20:40:52 by 8-DK
I only eat fresh fruits and vegetables and I love it. If you eat this way, you'll be surprised on how healthy you become. Of course, if you are thinking your are going to be deficient, you probably will somehow be able to manifest that.
However, if you look at your situation as a gift, and in a few years you'll look back at this and see the gift it is, you'll thrive on this diet.
If you look on some of the raw vegan diet websites, you find plenty of recipes for how to make foods out of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Keep meat vegetable and starch separate2012-11-06 15:51:47 by dave
Then, don't use recipes for your vegetable or meat portion of the meal that contain much if any starch. That way the diabetic can eat a limited portion of the starch, while enjoying the rest of the meal.
Given that you are in SF, you can get good quality vegetables 12 months a year. Starting from good quality vegetables will allow you to get a better quality result with less effort.
For the starch/sugar portions, I would focus on whole fruits and lower glycemic index starch choices. i.e. a sweet potato, instead of white. Quinoa and barley would be good choices, as would black beans
Healthy diet2010-07-13 16:40:26 by veganbakerylady123
First let me tell you about a vegan source of B-12 it is Diet Enhance an algae powder you ad to smoothies and other foods.It adds more nutrition to your diet that 8 servings of fruits or veggies and has more protein than beef or tuna. Find it at As far as green leafy vegetables: eliminate the head lettuce it has no nutrient value and rots in your stomach. Add kale, beet greens, swiss chard and escarole to your diet. Get a good vegetarian cook book one that focuses on eating a well rounded diet not just recipes. Experiment with tofu,marinate it in different sauces and bake in a low oven until it starts to dry out and add to salads or just eat