Fruits are fun! With summer right around the corner, it is a great opportunity to introduce more fruit into your diet.
According to MyPlate, any fruit or 100% fruit juice counts as part of the Fruit Group. Fruits may be fresh, canned, frozen, or dried, and may be whole, cut-up, or pureed. So many ways to get our daily recommended servings of fruit! Recommended serving sizes range from 1-1 ½ cups for kids ages 2-13, and 2 cups for your older kids and adults. In general, 1 cup of fruit or 100% fruit juice, or ½ cup of dried fruit can be considered as 1 cup from the Fruit Group.
Here are a few tips to help get your daily recommendations:
- Keep a bowl of whole fruit on the table, counter, or in the refrigerator.
- Refrigerate cut-up fruit to store for later
- Buy fruits that are dried, frozen, and canned (in water or 100% juice) as well as fresh, so that you always have a supply on hand.
Another great way to get a serving of fruit is by making your own fruit leather. It only requires 3 ingredients and is really each to make.
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