Although you’ve probably heard that it’s good to eat at least 5 fruits and vegetables a day, this checklist will make it easier and more interesting for you to reach your goal.
Smart Shopping and Menu Planning
- If there are other fruits and vegetables that we missed, be sure to let us know.
- Put a check beside all the fruits and vegetables you like, and a different symbol by some you want to try.
- To add variety, make copies of our checklist in order to plan your menus from day to day, or week to week.
Also, be sure to check out the three special points below this checklist.
Avocado (Limit because it is high in saturated fat)
Bean curds (Tofu)
Black eyed peas
Chickpeas (or garbanzos)
Coconut (Limit because itâ€™s high in saturated fat)
(except tomato, and “fresh is best” for fruits and fruit juices)
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Lettuce (green & red)
Mushrooms (cooked only)
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Red bell peppers
Tofu (bean curds)
Three Special Points:
1. If you plan meals, or eat with others, be sensitive to what their tastes are, because “Eating is often a social experience“, which means it should be enjoyed by all involved.
2. Generally speaking, the healthiest vegetables are the dark green leafy ones, and the healthiest fruits are the deeply colored ones.
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