Karen Ensle EdD, RD, FADA, CFCS
Family and Community Health Sciences Educator
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County
The National Cancer Institute and USDA/NIFA have been recommending 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 cups of veggies on a 2,000 calorie daily diet. Research indicates that consuming sufficient produce daily can ward off cancer and other diseases. Unfortunately, only about a quarter of adults listen to these recommendations and, as a result, most Americans have a long way to go to eat the number of cups they need on a daily basis. Many people complain that fruits and veggies are too expensive, they don't get eaten and rot quickly, and/or they take time to prepare.
Here are some easy tips to save time and money so you are eating sufficient fruits and veggies every day.
To save time:
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