I’ve been on a major fruit and veggie kick lately. Ever since doing Whole 30, I’ve really realized just how important it is to eat healthy fruits and vegetables daily. When I grocery shop, 90 percent of my cart is fresh produce.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF EATING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Fruits and vegetables are rich sources of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber that can help prevent and treat various chronic diseases. They can lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and some types of cancer. They can also improve digestion, immunity, skin health and mood.
Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables every day can provide the body with different nutrients and phytochemicals that work together to enhance health. Some examples of beneficial fruits and vegetables are berries, citrus fruits, leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, tomatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, avocados and mushrooms. The recommended intake of fruits and vegetables is at least five servings per day.
Believe it or not, there are tons of flavorful and unique recipes you can make using ONLY fruits and vegetables as the ingredients. Today I’ve rounded up 10 such recipes. A disclaimer though: Some of these recipes will call for dressings and toppings but you can easily leave those off if you really do only want the fruits and veggies!