Recipes to Help You Get Your Five Daily Servings of Fruits and Vegetables

Getting five servings of fruits and veggies a day is sometimes easier said than done, but you can meet that goal even on the most hectic of days. The secret is in recipes that squeeze flavorful fruits and vegetables into all the “nooks and crannies” of your diet, like beverages, soups, healthy juices, and light sauces.

Adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables don’t just contribute helpful antioxidants. They can also increase energy while reducing spikes in metabolism that leave you drained and reaching for caffeine or sugar to get you through the day. Pair fruits and vegetables with servings of lean protein to sustain energy, maintain muscle, and keep you feeling satisfied.

Garden Fresh Cocktail
This recipe goes toe-to-toe with your favorite canned vegetable cocktail. Make it fresh for low sodium content without the low-sodium taste.

Carrot Juice Plus
Just 40 calories per cup, this refreshing juice yields 1.5 servings of vegetables.

Avocado Yogurt Sauce
Delicious over seafood or chicken, or serve as a salsa alternative.

Cream of Asparagus Soup
An excellent choice for spring, this lovely soup has 3 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein per serving.