Get a healthy boost from fruit and veg

Be good to your body by boosting your meals with extra veg, or swapping unhealthy snacks for fruit or veg alternatives. There are so many different varieties to choose from, and they don’t cost a lot, so filling your plate with fruit and veg is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to eat better. For example, oranges are a source of Vitamin C, which aids your immune system, so getting your five a day will help you be healthier.

The benefits

  • Every handful of mushrooms, chopped peppers, leeks, or tinned sweetcorn in a casserole will help you get more vitamins and minerals, and make the meal go further. Every 80g you add to each serving is another portion towards your five a day.

Try our healthy beef goulash recipe, and throw in some extra veg.

  • Colourful fruit and veg are packed with essential vitamins and minerals that are great for your health. So getting your five a day can help you feel great. Try to get a variety of colours into your five-a-day to get as wide a range of nutrients as possible.

Red tomatoes, yellow pepper and green peas are packed into this healthy pasta salad.

  • Fibre is essential in our diet, and it’s only found in foods that come from plants.
  • Many fruit and veg contain lots of water, so snacking on them will be a lower calorie way to help you keep hydrated.

Find out more tips to help you snack smart

Check out our top tips to help you eat well, and use the Let’s Do This 8 Week Challenge to help track your diet.

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