What Does 5 Servings of Freggies Look Like?

We hear all the time that it's important to eat five servings of fruits and veggies per day in order to meet our daily nutrient needs, but that concept might seem a little abstract when you try to think about how much food that actually looks like. Five servings might seem like a lot of roughage to handle, but when you lay it all out, it's really not all that much; realistically, you can probably cover most of those servings with a large salad at lunchtime! To give you more perspective on what a day's worth of fruits and veggies looks like, check out the graphic below—and don't forget to share with your friends and "Pin" it for future reference!

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Wow I am doing better than I thought!! Thanks for the information!!! Report
Funny way to show, with repeats Report
GREAT Article! Thanks for sharing it!!! Report
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It would have been more useful to show DIFFERENT vegetables each time, e.g. squash, eggplant, brussels sprouts, green beans, etc. rather than basically the same ones in each picture. Report
Good article. Thanks. Report
Thank you! Great article! Report
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Good examples. Thanks! Report
mid morning i do what i call a "green smoothie," but sometimes it's a peachy or pink or even tan in color--depending on the fruit i add to it... this is the base: spinach leaves, cucumber, green apple, plain greek yogurt, coconut water, almond milk and collagen protein powder... then i add any fruit i have on hand--typically fruit that is starting to over-ripen because i do not want to waste it... i might add strawberries, raspberries, or pineapple, or peaches and plums, tangerines, even watermelon--reall
y, just whatever i happen to have... then i add in either a nut butter like almond butter or pistachio butter or a handful of pinenuts or almonds... then i top it off with a couple of slices of serrano chili pepper or a couple of dashes of cayenne pepper and ice... i keep a personal-sized blender in my office at work, and i have one at home... tada! it's a tasty mid-morning meal... with this drink and my lunch and dinner, i easily take in a minimum of 7 servings of freggies a day... buen provecho! Report
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Or, drink 2-1/2 cups of V-8. Easy peasy and a lot less sugar and calories. Report
Thank you for the visuals. Report
Nice visuals w/ amounts-couldn't live on it.. I sure hope more is acceptable as in fill half your plate with fruits n veggies?? Report


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Melinda Hershey
Melinda Hershey
Melinda has a bachelor’s degree in health promotion and education and is an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer. Before working as an editor for SparkPeople, she developed and taught health programs for several non-profit organizations. She enjoys writing, interval training, yoga, and cooking with friends.