Have you been unable to eat at least 200 grams of Healthy fruit until now? These tips will take you one step extra! The chance of success is greatest with a plan that is as concrete as possible. Choose fixed times when you eat fruit.
For sus as: “If I get hungry in the afternoon, I take a piece of fruit” and “If I have yogurt with muesli in the morning, I put an apple in it”. Read more about making a nutritional resolution. Or get started with the My Eating Update tool and receive tips for 2 weeks.
Fruit for breakfast and/or lunch
- There’s nothing better than fruit, such as banana, strawberry or apple slices
- Enjoy yogurt with fruit (and cereal)
- Enjoy fruit from the fist next to your breakfast or lunch
Fruit in between
- It’s always a party with fruit skewers
- Take a break with fruit
- You can easily take bags of fruit snacks with you everywhere
Fruit with dinner
- A dessert with fruit is the best, right?
- Finish the meal by placing the fruit bowl on the table.
- Throw fruit through the food
What are you eating today?
There is plenty of choice in fruit. Difficulty choosing? Then just take the fruit on offer or the type of fruit you don’t know yet. Do you also want to contribute to care for the environment? Then go for the fruit of the season .
What are the seasonal vegetables? And what seasonal fruit is there?
Seasonal fruit & vegetables are less damaging to the environment than those imported from countries outside Europe, transported by air, or grown in a heated greenhouse.
What are the seasonal vegetables?
Vegetables are most sustainable if they come from the Netherlands from the field or from a greenhouse that does not require much heating. Vegetables from Europe are also often a sustainable choice.
In the store, it is stated on the shelf or on the label of the product where your fruit come from. You can also ask an employee. It does not state whether a vegetables comes from a greenhouse that needs a lot of heating. Is the vegetable in the overviews below? Then you can assume that it is a sustainable choice.
Always a good choice
These vegetables are a sustainable choice all year round, even if they do not come from the Netherlands:
- iceberg lettuce
- Rode know
- Rode kool
- Pointed cabbage
- White cabbage
Which seasonal fruit is there?
A lot of fruit is a sustainable choice all year round, from the Netherlands, but also from further afield. You can buy apples and pears from the Netherlands all year round. Firm fruit such as bananas, citrus fruit and grapes do come from further afield, but they arrive in large numbers at the same time as the truck from Southern Europe or by boat from tropical countries. This reduces the environmental impact.
Always a good choice
The following fruits are a sustainable choice all year round:
- Pear (hand and stew)
Is this too much to remember? Then use the mnemonic ABCDE: apples , bananas , citrus fruit, grapes , and pears are always good .
There may be other problems with tropical products. Think of the use of many pesticides and poor working conditions. Then pay attention to quality marks , such as On the way to Planet Proof, the Eko quality mark and Rainforest Alliance.
A sustainable choice only in summer
In the Netherlands we grow a lot of soft fruit. That is also a sustainable choice in the summer, such as:
Strawberry (this will come out of the greenhouse at the beginning of spring)
- Menu of the week
Tip: sign up for the Menu of the Week . The seasons have already been taken into account with this menu. Sometimes a recipe says ‘climate champ’. This means that all ingredients are sustainable.