mix fruits including grapes, orange, kiwi

So, you want to eat more fruit in your everyday life. But, you’re not sure how to get started? We’ve got you covered with these simple, yet effective, hacks to eat more fruit and veg.

Order a subscription fruit box

If you have a repeat prescription of fruit delivered to your door, then you are far more likely to eat it! The alternative is to let it go to waste, which is neither good for your bank balance nor for the environment. We eat what we have within arm’s reach. So, surrounding yourself with an abundance of fruit is a sure-fire way to eat more of it. You could even treat yourself to a luxury fruit basket.

Encourage your employer to swap sweets for fruit

Biscuits, pastries and sweets can be a common sight in the office, particularly if you’re powering through a long meeting. However, there is a growing initiative to make fruit as common an offering as their less-healthy counterparts. This is often attached to wellbeing initiatives. Why not advocate for a fruit box to be delivered to your office? Free fruit tastes even better, after all!

Avoid supermarket shopping when you’re hungry

That’s right – if you’re hungry, you’re far more likely to give in to impulsive cravings, such as crisps and chocolate. By shopping after you’ve already eaten a square meal or by ordering groceries in advance, you can ensure you’re filling your fridge and cupboard with more of the good stuff.

Keep a food diary

It could be worth keeping a food diary. That way, you can keep track of how much fruit and veg you’re eating. If your goal is to eat five portions a day, you could even give yourself a reward for hitting that target – whether it’s a pat on the back or allowing yourself to enjoy your favourite chocolate bar, guilt-free.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with recipes

Perhaps you decided a long time ago that you don’t like bananas. Maybe you thought they were boring. But, the great thing about bananas is that they’re super versatile. They can be sliced with vanilla ice cream to make the quintessential dessert, banana split, or they can be added to pancakes, granola, or blended into a smoothie.

In fact, a smoothie can be a great way to boost your vitamin and fibre intake. If you make it yourself, you’ll know there’s no added sugar – simply tonnes of fruity goodness. Berries and bananas are a classic combo.

We hope these ideas for getting more fruit into your diet have given you some food for thought. Which do you think you’ll try?

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