Five Veggies and Fruits a Day

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Most children are resistant to the notion of overindulging in fruits and vegetables, so it's up to you to get creative. Why not start the morning off with the next-best thing to a milkshake? We're talking about the almighty smoothie. Mix fresh fruit with low-fat yogurt and serve it up smooth. When you're making a sandwich, add cucumbers, tomato or fresh spinach to your child's favorite luncheon meats.

If you're serving up peanut butter on bread, add banana, strawberries or even apples for a crunchy concoction. Cut up carrots, broccoli, celery and other veggies with ranch or other dips for a healthy snack. Toss veggies into casseroles or soups for a nutritional boost and an additional way to score that five a day. If you're making muffins, add in carrots or zucchini that they'll never even notice. These are just a few ways to make sure your kids are feeling fruits - and veggies - every day.