Kids also like to eat things they can carry with them outside, and many fruit and vegetables are easy to eat on-the-go.
Although vegetables are plentiful and often less expensive this time of year, many of us still have picky eaters at home. There are several tricks of the trade to sneak in added vegetables to some of the family’s favorite meals. For instance, when preparing spaghetti, chop up fresh tomatoes, green peppers, squash and zucchini, and add them into the sauce. Other great ways to serve fruit and veggies include:
- Serve hummus or homemade ranch dip with peppers, carrots, or celery
- Cube cool, fresh melon
- Make zucchini bread or muffins
- Add berries or cucumber to water
Making sure you eat proper portions and include the right variety of foods in your diet can be difficult, and often, the guidance of a dietitian can get people on the right track. Cone Health has an exceptional network of registered dietitians dedicated to helping patients develop and maintain healthy, balanced diets that work for them and fit into their lifestyles.
About the AuthorMargaret “Maggie” May
Cone Health Nutrition and Diabetes Management Center