If you need motivation to increase your fruits & veggies, here’s some major good news…
We all know eating more FRUITS + VEGETABLES is good for your physical health. But research also suggests they can improve our MENTAL WELLNESS.
✨ stress levels*
✨ quality of life
✨ life satisfaction
*especially beneficialINSPIRED ACTION (a.k.a. fun homework):
USE A FRUIT & VEGGIE TRACKER…
A personal strategy that helps me stick w/ healthy habits = TRACKERS. During the hustle & bustle of life, it’s easy to forget what healthy habits you want to work on.
But when you have a TRACKER printed-out & looking right at you, you are reminded of your focus & motivated to earn that check mark. A visual “gold star” is not just motivating to kids, it works for us adults, too! ⭐️
Note: The images of broccoli & strawberries were used for “cuteness” on this tracker. Please vary your fruits & veggies WAY beyond those two options!
– All colorful fruits & veggies count toward your daily 5.
– Especially: Citrus fruits, berries, leafy greens (like spinach & salad greens), tomatoes, bananas, apples, kiwifruit, carrots, cucumbers.
– Extra Credit: The more VARIETY the better!
SOME IDEAS TO GET YOU STARTED:
🍊CITRUS FRUITS: Drink vitamin C water upon waking.
🥕CARROTS: Turn them into veggie trail mix.
🍃LEAFY GREENS: Sip a green juice at happy hour.
🥦 BROCCOLI: Roast broccoli & top w/ vegan parm as a dinner side.
🫐 BERRIES: Make blueberry clusters for dessert.
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