Fitting in Fruits and Veggies

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When you were a kid, your mother probably struggled to get you to eat enough fruits and vegetables. Now that you're grown up, you may be struggling to follow through on mom's advice on your own.

Fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants, yet many adult women find it a chore to eat the recommended amount of five to nine servings every day. It's especially challenging with today's stressful lifestyles that juggle careers with motherhood, but by following just a few of these tips you'll go a long way towards reaching your daily quota:

Make it a habit to include fruit or vegetables with breakfast, and you'll be getting a head start on your daily intake right away. Add veggies to your omelet and berries or banana slices to your cereal or pancakes, or try a smoothie made with yogurt and fruit.

Have fruit or vegetables as a snack, and pair them with something else to make them easier to consume. Carrots, cucumbers, and red pepper slices go great with hummus, and fruit is a natural match for cheese.