Healthy Ways to Add Sweetness to Your Plate
Easy Fruit Swaps
Instead of… Sugar-sweetened yogurt with fruit.
Try plan yogurt with fresh or frozen fruit.
Instead of… Salad croutons.
Try a handful of thinly sliced or cubed fruit,
Instead of… Fiber or energy bars or snack chips.
Try fresh whole fruit.
Instead of… A glass of orange juice.
Try an orange, tangerine, or clementine.
Instead of…Syrup on pancakes or waffles.
Try microwave fresh or frozen berries for a minute to make a topping.
Instead of… Peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Try substituting apple or banana slices for the jelly.
Instead of…Pie, cake, and other desserts.
Try grilled apples, pears, pineapples, or peaches.
Tufts University. (2018). Enrich our Healthy Plate with Tropical Fruits. Health & Nutrition Letter, v36 i1