Anyone who knows me knows I prefer fruits and vegetables over meat. Not saying that meat is unhealthy, because it isn’t. But vegetables and fruits are packed with vitamins and minerals, and are really good for you. I get that including them in your daily diet can be difficult, so I thought I’d list my favourites and what you can do with them to help you get started.
So sweet and so good! Pineapple is amazing. It has lots of Vitamin C and manganese, which helps your immune system, energy production and has lots of antioxidants. What’s not to love?
Strawberries are great for breakfast, a snack or even dessert. They’re sweet, juicy and delicious. If that doesn’t tempt you, they are good for cardiovascular health, regulating blood sugar and might even help to prevent certain cancers!
Tasty and convenient, mandarins are a ready-made snack. I think they’re also known as tangerines, but in Australia they’re mandarins. I personally like the Imperial kind, but there are heaps of different ones. They also work well in a fruit salad.
Tomatoes are a fruit. Did I just blow your mind? It’s true. They can be put on a sandwich, in a salad or eaten raw. And so many antioxidants in such a small fruit!
A popular fruit, but so expensive! Blueberries are a treat for me, and I love to eat them straight from the punnet. They help with cardiovascular function, blood sugar, have anti-cancer properties, and help with eye health and cognitive function. So, a good all-rounder.
Unbelievable, but I think these taste better than regular potatoes. You can steam these, roast them or make sweet potato fries, so good! They have heaps of vitamin A, vitamin C and manganese which are all awesome for you.
These are also called bell peppers, but they will always be capsicum to me! Great for salads, stir-fry or just a snack. Is that weird? Packed with Vitamin C, and I don’t care what anyone says, green, yellow and red all taste different
Want to get more nutrients? Eat this instead of lettuce. It seriously doesn’t taste of anything and so much vitamin K which is great for your bones. Good in salads or steamed along with other vegetables.
Yeah, they taste a lot like water. But, they’re surprisingly good for you. Perfect in salads, as part of a snack or in souvlakis.
Taste better raw in my opinion, but they’re also good to accompany a roast or other steamed vegetables. They also have lots of Vitamin K and manganese.
Hopefully this list gave you some ideas about what can be done with fruits and vegetables. They’re not that hard to incorporate into your life once you start and who knows, you might grow to love them like I do.
Until next time,