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How can I eat more fruit daily?

Emilia Klapp
Nutrition & Dietetics
One simple way is to eat fruit for dessert. Substitute it for cookies or cake; on special occasions, such as birthdays or holidays, have a piece of fruit before your cake. You also can prepare a fruit smoothie or a fruit salad for breakfast, or add fruit to a salad at lunch or dinner.
Marisa Moore
Nutrition & Dietetics
Just 1 in 3 Americans eat the recommended fruit servings daily. It may be easier than you think to fit in more of the sweet stuff. Try these tips:
  • Add berries or bananas to your morning oats or cold cereal.
  • Add juicy peaches, pineapple, grapes or berries to your veggie, tuna or chicken salad. The extra juice allows you to cut back on high calorie dressings.
  • Add frozen fruit to plain yogurt.
  • Carry whole fresh fruit in your purse or bag to enjoy as a midday snack.
  • Blend frozen fruit with almond, soy or regular milk for a snack or easy breakfast.
  • Enjoy ripe, fresh fruit for dessert.
Manuel Villacorta
Nutrition & Dietetics
Here are some tips on how to increase your fruit intake:
  • Add fruit to yogurt.
  • Eat fruit as a snack.
  • Add fruit to cereals.
  • Add frozen or fresh fruit to waffles or pancakes.
  • Make fruit smoothies.
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Fruit makes a great addition to breakfast, lunch dinner or snack time. The natural sweetness of fruit adds a sweet flavor to your bowl of breakfast cereal (dry cereal or hot cereal) or to a plain or vanilla flavored yogurt. For a quick “on the go” breakfast, place whole grain cereal, dried fruit (raisins, cranberries or apricots), and nuts in a small bag to make a trail mix. Fruit can also be used to make a variety of smoothies combined with low fat milk.

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