1. Berries for Breakfast
Add bright strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, acai berries, blackberries, or boysenberries to your morning cereal or yogurt bowl. Berries can be rich in antioxidants, high in fiber, and provide healthy sweetness to make a good morning even better.
2. Tropical Smoothies
Add mango, coconut, pineapple, banana, papaya, kiwi, avocado, or guava fruit to a smoothie for a quick and filling snack or meal replacement. Tropical fruit provides a variety of vitamins and minerals, are generally high in fiber, and can be mixed to create a different and tasty smoothie every day. Try different combinations with low fat milk, nut milk, or yogurt to create your own!
3. Snack on the Rainbow
Skip the Skittles and M&Ms and try a healthier rainbow instead. Set a goal to try out a different color fruit every week. You can snack on whatever is grown locally and in season until you find a few new favorites to incorporate in meals.
4. Create Salad With a Personality
Brighten up your afternoon salad with dried cranberries, raisins, mandarin oranges, fresh apples, or creamy avocado. These can add flavor to a summer salad and provide fiber to keep you full longer. Great for poolside lunches!
5. Indulge in Guilt-Free Dessert
Finish off your evening with something sweet! Dip a handful of fresh strawberries into melted dark chocolate and then refrigerate for a dessert with far less sugar than a cupcake or bowl of ice cream.