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Please visit our Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Database for nutritional, storage and selection information for quinces. 

 

Including fruits and vegetables in your diet is much easier when you have recipes that include a wide variety of these foods, are easy to prepare, and also taste great.  Check out our Quick Guide to Getting MORE Fruits and Vegetables for more ideas.

 

Yes, you can have greens for dinner.  Greens are actually good for your digestive system and are very high in fiber, vitamins A, C, iron and folate.

 

Potassium is found in most fruits and vegetables.  Those that provide the most potassium include include: bananas, broccoli, celery, kiwifruit, beans (like pinto, or chick peas) peaches, prunes, apricots, plums, oranges, avocados, tomatoes, potatoes, and yams.  Check out our Fruit and Vegetable Recipe Search for recipes that can help you include these foods in your daughter’s diet.

 

Carrots and sweet potatoes are both healthy options that are good sources of vitamins A and C and potassium.  Sweet potatoes contain a little bit more of all three of these nutrients.  It would be a good idea to alternate between the two vegetables, given that each of them have beneficial but different compounds that aren’t yet fully understood.  Sweet potatoes contain little bit more of all three of these nutrients.  It would be a good idea to alternate between the two vegetables, given that each of them have beneficial but different compounds that aren’t yet fully understood.

 

Check out our Top Ten Fruit Snacks for Kids for some ideas for healthy snacks that kids will love.

 

Romaine lettuce has more nutritional value than iceberg lettuce.  Check out our What’s in a 1/2 Cup of Vegetables to compare the two.  If you prefer the “crunch” of iceberg lettuce, just add other vegetables to your salad … like carrots or tomatoes … for an extra nutrition punch!

 

Some phytochemicals may be lost to some degree if the food is cooked at a high temperature for a prolonged amount of time.  However, most of the phytochemicals are heat stable and will not be significantly decreased if the vegetable is cooked.  Try cooking your vegetables in a minimal amount of water and avoid high temperatures.

 

Eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, at least 5 servings a day.  Fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants may be beneficial to add to your diet.  Fruits that are high in antioxidants include strawberries and blueberries.  Green, leafy vegetables, such as spinach, are also high in antioxidants.   Also, Include cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. Check out our Fruit and Vegetable Recipe Search for recipes that will help you include these foods in your diet.

 

Check out our Fruit and Vegetable Recipe Search for great recipes that include a wide variety of your favorite fruits and vegetables.

 
The Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka, a mother of two and a registered dietitian, shares years of experience in getting people to eat more fruits and veggies.
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