Some research suggests that we need to eat more than 5 portions of fruit and vegetables. For our diet to be alkalizing, which is important for health and our bones, we should be eating 9 portions a day.
Here are some easy ways to add more fruit and vegetables to your diet.
Add lemon, lime and/or cucumber to your water to add flavour – and then eat them.
Snack on vegetables as you’re cooking.
Add extra fruit to your breakfast smoothie.
Snack on trail mix – with different dried fruits, nuts and seeds.
Double-up the salad and vegetables in sandwiches.
Use lettuce leaves as a wrap for sandwich filling.
Slice a cucumber lengthwise, hollow it out and use this for your sandwich filling.
Make vegetable soups and juices.
Make a cauliflower crust pizza and add lots of vegetables.
Make cauliflower rice and have with a plant-based chilli.
Spiralize courgettes to replace spaghetti.
Make a salad dressing with olive oil – 1tbs is a portion.