How to get it on SALE--EVERY TIME
- Check grocery ads and store websites for sales and coupons.
- When you see an item advertised on sale, add it to your shopping list and stock up, making sure to note the brand, package size and cost.
Eating vegetables provides many health benefits, including reduced risk of chronic disease. Because each vegetable has unique nutrients, we need to choose a variety for meals and snacks, including dark green and orange vegetables and legumes.
MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines recommend 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 cups of vegetables daily for elementary age children. Teens and adults need 2 1/2 to 3 cups. Vegetable servings can be raw or cooked; fresh, frozen, canned, or dried/dehydrated; and whole, cut-up, or mashed.
Pack and go! Vegetables are nature's original fast food. When it's snack time, grab baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, or some red, yellow, and green peppers. Try dipping your vegetables in lowfat or non-fat salad dressing.