We know that it can be challenging to eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Since it’s one of the main messages with our 5-2-1 program, we’re doing all that we can to make it simple and fun.
One of the easiest ways to eat more fruits and vegetables is to make it fun. Move aside steamed broccoli, we’ve got some game-changers here!
Below we’ve highlighted two of our own favourite recipes, as well as linked to others we found online.
Do you have a favourite way to add colourful produce into your diet? Let us know!
Fruity Flavoured Ice
½ cup diced fresh fruit (I used dragon fruit, watermelon, oranges, and kiwifruit)
Fresh mint, chopped (optional)
Divide fruit in an ice cube tray.
Add chopped mint (if desired).
Pour cool or room temperature filtered water over the fruit.
Freeze until solid.
Serve with water, soda water, or blend into a smoothie.
Creamy Edamame Dip
2 cups (300g) edamame beans, cooked and shelled
½ cup plain Greek yoghurt
½ ripe avocado
1 red chilli, seeded and chopped
1 lime, juiced
1 clove of garlic
Salt and pepper, to taste
¼ cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
Raw vegetable crudités, to serve (carrots, celery, peppers, etc.)
Place edamame, yoghurt, avocado, chilli, lime juice, and garlic into a food processor.
Blend until desired texture, either chunky or smooth.
Taste and adjust seasonings (salt, pepper, chilli, lime juice) to taste.
Stir in coriander
Serve with vegetables or crackers. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.