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Breakfast: Use these easy, fun tips to help you eat a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables every day!

Stir low-fat or fat-free granola into a bowl of low-fat or fat-free yogurt. Top with sliced apples or berries.

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half an orange

Have fruit as a mid-morning snack.

Add strawberries, blueberries, or bananas to your waffles, pancakes, cereal, oatmeal, or toast.

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Top toasted whole-grain bread with peanut butter and sliced bananas.

Add vegetables like bell peppers, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms or tomatoes to your egg or egg white omelet.

Canned, dried, and frozen fruits and vegetables are also good options. Look for fruit without added sugar or syrups and vegetables without added salt, butter, or cream sauces.

Strawberry Yogurt Shake

1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
3/4 cup plain low fat yogurt
1-1/2 cups frozen, unsweetened strawberries

Add ingredients, in order listed, to blender container. Puree at medium speed, until thick and smooth.

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For more ideas, see our Recipes section.

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