An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Is that true? Do you eat your fair share of fruits and vegetables? You may be that mom that needs to sneak in healthy veggies into your kids diet.

Luckily it is easy to find stuff on the shelf at United Supermarket and Walmart to help with that process. Oh those broccoli tots. They are great. How about getting a spaghetti squash to use as spaghetti noodles? That is easy and good too. You can also substitute cauliflower for a lot of different things including rice and even pizza crust.

Parents these days don't have as much of a struggle as our parents did. I mean their only option was to douse the broccoli with cheese. I mean it was good but it wasn't really a way to trick us to eat more vegetables. They got an A for effort at least.

Is there a magical number of servings we need to eat each day to help us? Can we be doing too much? Are we eating too little? It seems that five servings is the magical number. Not that eating more will hurt you at all. It won't hurt you.

Eating more than five servings just won't have any additional health benefits. So the secret can be eating three servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit a day. That seems like a doable diet. Not many people actually eat that much. It still may be a push but it is much easier to do. You have to make that choice.

When you are making your choices shoot for the green and leafy veggie option. They will give you the biggest bang for your buck. They will do the best for you. Those vegetables like corn, peas and potatoes are the ones you want to avoid the most.

So an apple a day won't keep the doctor away but it is a start.

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