• Aim for 4-5 serves of vegetables every day. This may mean 1-2 serves in your allowable snacks and 3-4 serves in your one balanced meal each day.
  • Vegetables are generally low in calories and very high in nutrients. They add many powerful nutrients to your diet and are high in fibre which helps keep you regular. A balanced meal should consist of 3/4 vegetables and 1/4 protein such as lean meat or chicken.
  • A great and convenient alternative to fresh vegetables are the frozen varieties.
  • Frozen vegetables make a great allowable snack. Microwave a bowl topped with 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese, a dash of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of nuts.
  • There are a few vegies you should avoid. These are the starchy ones that are high in carbohydrates including potato, sweet potato, peas and corn.