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Can you eat too much fruit when that is the main course of your meal along with vegetables for lunch and dinner? I eat little meat at dinner time/ Thanks

When it comes to fruits and veggies—MORE matters! You should be focusing your meals and snack around fruits and vegetables, so you’re on the right track! Fill Half-Your-Plate with fruits and vegetables at every meal and snack occasion to easily meet your daily recommendation! While it is still important to eat a balanced diet from all of the food groups, the more fruits and vegetables, the better! Remember, that beans count towards your protein food group as well as your vegetable group, so if you’re worried about not getting enough protein, try adding more beans! Try our Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Fava Beans—they’re in season!
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