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June is National Fruit & Vegetable Month

young woman smiles as she eats a bowl of fruit salad

Everyone knows that eating lots of fruits and vegetables is important. They are naturally low in fat and calories, have no cholesterol, and provide our bodies with many essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

If you are having trouble incorporating these power foods into your diet, try these tips:

Plan your meal around a vegetable instead of a meat. Stir-fry peppers and mushrooms to serve in a spinach wrap.

Add meat only as a side dish.

Shred carrots or zucchini into homemade breads and casseroles. This will add moisture and flavor, but will not be recognized as a healthy vegetable.

Take veggies to the grill on a skewer. Mushrooms, tomatoes, squash, onions, and peppers make a tasty kabob. Fruit kabobs of pineapple and peaches make for a nice dessert.

Add fruit to your breakfast. Bananas, strawberries, and blueberries are great on cereal or added to top off pancakes or waffles.

A fruit salad is a delicious way to add a touch of sweet to your meal without loading up on sugar.

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