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Upcoming Community Events

Plant-Based Diet Education Workshop

Join us for a workshop to learn, discuss and sample plant-based recipes.

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

#GiveMe5 Health Resource Fair

The #GiveMe5 team will be providing fresh fruit and vegetable samples, along with helpful information on how you can get your 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day!

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM

Location:
Stephen P. Clark Government Center
111 NW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33128
 

#GiveMe5What’s so good about fruits and veggies?

A healthy diet begins with a rich variety of fruits and vegetables. This is because fruits and veggies:
  • May help reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes, as well as lower blood pressure.
  • They are naturally low in calories and unhealthy fats.
They provide many nutrients, including:
  • Potassium (helps maintain healthy blood pressure)
  • Vitamin C (aids in growth and repair of all body tissues, from the teeth and gums to the skin)
  • Vitamin A (keeps eyes and skin healthy and protects against infections)
  • Fiber (promotes proper bowel function, helping reduce constipation)

Pile your plate! 5 Reasons to eat MORE fruits and veggies

 

1. They’re convenient.

Fruits and vegetables are nutritious in any form – fresh, frozen, canned, dried – so they’re ready when you are.

2. They’re good for you.

Fruits and veggies are naturally low in calories, but packed full of fiber, vitamins and minerals.

3. They offer variety.

Fruits and veggies are available in an almost infinite variety. There’s always something new to try for every snack or meal.

4. They’re an all-natural snack.

Brightly colored and full of flavor, fruits and veggies are nature’s treat.

5. They’re fun to eat.

Some crunch, some squirt, some you peel, some you don’t, and some grow right in your own backyard.

Tips for picky eaters

  • Set a good example: have a fruit or veggie with every meal – children are more likely to eat what parents eat.
  • Get them involved: invite kids to pick produce at the store and help with the washing  and preparing at home
  • Keep a stash: store washed and chopped fruits and veggies in plastic containers so they are ready to go. Keep a fruit basket on the kitchen counter.

For additional recipes check out our Pinterest page

Pinterest page
 

Visit our #GiveMe5 video playlist on YouTube for more helpful tips

Play “Hide the Veggies”

  • Shred carrots or zucchini for meatloaf.
  • Toss chopped veggies into pasta sauces.
  • Use mashed sweet potatoes to thicken stews, soups, and gravies.

Experiment with New Recipes

  • Chop fruit and add to oatmeal, waffles, pancakes, cereal or yogurt.
  • Grill vegetable kabobs as part of a barbecue meal.
  • Use a spiralizer to make veggies fun.

Examples of Serving Sizes

Quick Recipes

GiveMe5 Tips: Have a fruit with breakfast

The GiveMe5 campaign teaches the importance of having at least 5 fruits and veggies with every meal.

GiveMe5 Tips: Eat at least 5 Fruits and Veggies

The GiveMe5 campaign teaches the importance of having at least 5 fruits and veggies with every meal.

GiveMe5 Tips: Make half your plate fruits and veggies

The GiveMe5 campaign teaches the importance of having at least 5 fruits and veggies with every meal.

GiveMe5 Tips: Make a Veggie Snack

The GiveMe5 campaign teaches the importance of having at least 5 fruits and veggies with every meal.

GiveMe5 Recipes: Veggie Wrap

Wrapping some cruchies veggies in a whole wheat tortilla makes for an easy to eat and delicious snack.

GiveMe5 Recipes: Apple Dippers

Recipe for apple dipper snacks. Remember to wash your apples before eating them, and to ask an adult for assistance with the apple slicer or other sharp utensils.

GiveMe5 Recipes: Salad Shake

Recipe for a veggie salad shaker. Quickly make a salad using a mason jar, your favorite vegetables and a low calorie dip.

GiveMe5 Recipes: Fruity Cereal

Adding berries or a banana to your cereal is a great way to add a fruit serving to your breakfast.

GiveMe5 Recipes: Veggie Dippers

Veggie dippers are fast, easy, and a healthy treat.