The Fruit And Veggie Talk

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Unless you are following a strictly vegetarian diet it can get hard to incorporate fruits and veggies into a daily meal plan. In some ways it also takes a lot of effort to make sure that each meal is balanced and includes as many food groups as possible. It took me packing up my life and moving to the bundus to get this right... Fortunately, you don't have to go to these extremes. I'll show you how you can get it right.

With Breakfast

Make it a point that yo have a piece of fruit with your breakfast. Most people have cereal, which is easy to zhoosh up with fruits. Be it fresh or frozen berries, add that fruit. If you're an omelet kind of gal, then you're in luck because omelets love veggies. Here are a few quick recipes.

As a snack

Plain yoghurt mixed with slices of your favourite fresh or frozen fruit to keep the hunger away. Or carrots with a nice humus or avocado dip.

As a treat

When I first started being conscious of what I put into my body I ate a lot of fruit -- more like drank. I started off with a juicer as part of a detox programme and ended up buying a smoothie maker. Making a smoothie is also another great way to use veggies or fruit to make a delicious, guilt-free treat.

Budget Friendly Advice

I've heard a lot of people say that eating healthy seem more expensive that their current fast food or unbalanced diet is. This is somewhat true, which is why I advise the following:

1. Find a market: If there's a farmers market or organic market close to your town then be sure to visit it as often as you need to do so. With farmers markets you get produce fresher than you would at a supermarket nd it's also reasonably cheaper.

2. Buy Frozen or canned: Frozen or canned fruits and veggies make integrating these food groups into your daily meals such as stews easier. I don't recommend using them as substitutes for fresh produce.

3. Start an edible garden: About the best investment you can make for yourself! Here you'll plant your favourite veggies and herbs and save quite a lot of money.

4. Buy fruis and veggies that are in season. It's cheaper and better for the environment.

Tip: The fruits you can eat whole (skin and all) are usually the best for roughage.

If you have any questions fee free to ask them in the comment section.

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