Eat More Fruits and Veggies
• Pick fruits or vegetables that require little
peeling or chopping, such as baby carrots,
cherry tomatoes, or grapes.
• Prepare extra vegetables and freeze left-
overs for quick sides. Simply heat to 165°F
• Choose ready-packed salad greens from the
produce shelf for a quick salad any time.
• Visit the salad bar for pre-cut vegetables to
top salads, sandwiches, or pasta.
Save Time + Money
You probably already know that a healthy diet includes a variety of fruits
and vegetables. A good source of vitamins and minerals, many fruits and
vegetables are lower in calories and higher in fiber than other foods. As
part of a healthy diet,* eating fruits and vegetables instead of high-fat or
high-calorie foods may make it easier to control your weight.
Too busy? See how you can save time, save money, or both as you strive
to eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet.
• Plan meals ahead and create a shopping list to help minimize impulse purchases.
• Buy in bulk and prepare extra or larger amounts. Freeze individual or family-size
portions for later use.
• Make vegetable-based one-pot meals using soy or other beans instead of higher cost
protein sources, such as meat, fish, or poultry. One-pot meals also reduce the num-
ber of pans and other utensils that must be washed, saving you time.
• Keep it simple. Choose quick and easy recipes with few ingredients that use in-
season, canned, frozen, or dried fruits and vegetables.
• Take advantage of in-store promotions and
purchase fresh fruits and vegetables in sea-
son, when they are generally less expensive.
• Prevent food waste by properly storing pro-
duce and selecting the type and amount you
• Buy in bulk. Freeze excess, or purchase fro-
zen, canned, or dried varieties that keep
• Shop the local farmer’s market or visit
nearby farms and pick your own fresh pro-
duce while in season.
* In additi