We all know we should eat 5 serves of vegetables a day…
But did you know that the average Aussie only eats half that amount?
Try For 5 serves a day during National Nutrition Week 2016!
Whether they’re fresh, frozen or canned, eating more vegetables is one of the easiest things we can all do for better health and wellbeing.
They burst with flavour and they’re packed full of important vitamins and minerals, disease-fighting antioxidants and gut-healthy fibre.
And they’re so versatile. They can be eaten raw, cooked, baked, mashed, grated, chopped, diced, sliced – you name it!
Here’s 3 great ways to add veg to your day
Eat a rainbow: Have a bunch of different coloured vegetables every day during NNW to get the max variety of beneficial nutrients, PLUS you’ll love the variety of tastes and textures!
Try something new every day: Try a new vegetable, a new recipe, or try eating vegetables in a way that you don’t normally eat them.
Love your legumes: Did you know that 2016 is International Year of the Pulse? Or that legumes are in TWO foods groups? Pulses, beans and legumes are a cheap and versatile source of fibre, protein plus many other important nutrients.
Check out Nutrition Australia ‘Eat a rainbow’ page for some healthy ways you can interest children in the colourful world of fruit and veg.