Fruits and vegetables are important parts of a healthy eating plan. By following a healthy diet, you give your body the nutrients it needs to stay strong and work well.
Start with small goals you can easily accomplish. Then set larger goals as you reach your initial goals. For example, you may set a goal to replace one of your regular snacks with an apple each day. Once you achieve that goal, your next goal could be to replace at least two snacks each day with a piece of fruit.
Keep fresh fruit on hand so you can easily grab a piece when you’re hungry. You can get more fruit by making a fruit smoothie with just a few simple ingredients.
Mix sliced fruit or berries into your yogurt or cereal. You may also try adding dried or fresh fruit to oatmeal, pancakes and waffles.
Try baked apples or pears topped with cinnamon and honey for a delicious dessert.
Make a plan
It’s helpful to plan your meals in advance. This helps you avoid impulsively eating less-healthy items. Plan for healthy snacks by including fresh fruits on your grocery list so you won’t be tempted to buy less-healthy snacks.
Take control of your diet with the FOCUSfwd* Nutrition program
We are giving you the knowledge and power to take control of your health! Our Nutrition program helps you with basic cooking skills that allow you to explore new foods while reaching nutrient-driven goals. The program includes four courses for you to devour at your own pace. You’ll focus on the basics of nutrition, searching for healthy recipes, creating meal plans and tracking your nutrient goals. When you complete the program, you’ll receive $10 in gift cards and 25 entries into the FOCUSfwd Sweepstakes, increasing your chances of winning one of our $1,000 quarterly or $5,000 annual cash rewards. You’ll also have an opportunity to win an Instant Pot®, blender or food processor!
To get started, you'll need to:
- Within FOCUSfwd, select the Nutrition program.
- Start with Course 1: Basic Nutrition Principles and then proceed through all four courses.
*All FOCUSfwd programs are calendar-year programs and will restart annually.