Congrats to the winners of our “Name that Fruit and Veggie Challenge”
In the fall of 2017, we asked our Facebook followers to identify pictures of fruits and vegetables – in black and white!! It’s not as easy as it sounds… check out the Facebook album and see if you can guess correctly!
Whole fruits give you more nutrients and fibre than juice, without the added sugar!
- Keep whole fruit on hand, such as apples, oranges, bananas or pears, that are easy to grab when you’re in a rush or on the go
- Buy fruit in bulk to save costs, such as bags of apples
- Enjoy dried fruit like raisins, apricots, and prunes, but try to keep it to once a week
- Choose water when you’re thirsty – have a filled reusable water bottle close by throughout the day
- Offer fruit at meetings if food is being served
- Buy frozen fruit to help save money and time and add to cereal, smoothies, pancakes, or enjoy as a snack all on its own.
- Drinking juice is not as filling as eating the whole fruit. 125 mL (½ cup) of apple/orange juice has similar amounts of calories and sugar as 1½ - 2 oranges or apples. This makes it much easier to over consume juice than to over-eat fruit. (Reference: BrightBites)
- Unsweetened 100% fruit juice has some of the nutrients, such as vitamin C, potassium and B vitamins, found in the whole fruit; however, fruit juice lacks the fibre found in whole fruit. Fruit juice is considered a source of free sugar even when unsweetened. (Reference: BrightBites)