Fill Half Your Plate with Fruits & Vegetables
Half Your Plate is a healthy-living initiative that encourages Canadians of all ages to eat more fruits and veggies by providing simple and practical ways to add a variety of produce to every meal and snack. Half Your Plate was developed by the Canadian Produce Marketing Association, Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Public Health Agency and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Have you ever thought, “I should eat more veggies, but I have no time,” or “I have no clue how to cook a squash, I’ll just stick with salad”? Then Half Your Plate was developed for you!
Filling Half Your Plate with fruits and vegetables is easy and convenient, and you might already be doing it! It’s not about having a big plate full of salad, but about trying to add more fruits and vegetables at each meal.
For example, add a banana to your breakfast smoothie, or top your morning cereal with fresh berries. Grab an apple and some nuts as a snack rather than a muffin or doughnut. Stuff your sandwiches with lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts, cucumbers and peppers – the more the better! Toss in assorted veggies with your boiling pasta or rice.
One of our goals at the Guelph Family Health Study is to help your family develop healthy eating behaviours, including eating more fruits and vegetables. For this recipe book, we have partnered with Half Your Plate to provide you with tips, tricks and recipes to increase your family’s fruit and vegetable intake. Enjoy!
See more at halfyourplate.ca