Eat More Fruits and Veggies

Challenge Yourself: Take Fruits and Vegetable Snacks on the Go

Carrot Sticks

It’s not easy to stick to a diet when you’re on vacation. Like Peggy mentioned in her post, when you’re in an unfamiliar place surrounded by new, local eats, there’s the overwhelming temptation to indulge. While there’s no harm in that, just be sure to eat in moderation and balance your splurges with healthier fare. Peggy noted that although she and her family are noshing on croissants and brie in, they’re also snaking on fruits and vegetables.

You can do the same during your travels. Fruits and vegetables are portable, naturally nutritious and low-calorie–which make them the perfect snacks to fuel your sightseeing. Plus, they’ll fill you up so you’ll be less likely to overeat once you sit down for a richer meal. Check out our healthiest on-the-go fruit and veggie snacks here.

What fruits and vegetables do you snack on during vacation? Tell us in the comments below.


Challenge Yourself: Sneak Veggies Into Every Meal

Penne Rapini

Tiffany told us how she now has more energy from increasing her daily fruit and veggie intake. Her secret:

Just adding spinach to my eggs or making sure with each meal we have a fruit or a vegetable.

It may seem intimidating at first, but once you start sneaking chopped fruits or vegetables into your meals, you’ll find that it becomes easier to do so regularly. In addition to making you feel fuller, by bringing healthy bulk to your food, they also add extra flavor, texture and color–all the more appetizing!

Check out these great recipes that stealthily incorporate more veggies into weeknight dinners.

What’s your favorite way to sneak fruits and veggies into meals? Share in the comments below.