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Include a fruit or vegetable with every meal

Always planning to have a fruit or vegetable with every meal is a good mindset to get you into the Mediterranean spirit. After you have this little mental guideline in your head, you can find all sorts of creative ways to make it happen.

For example, you can spruce up your sandwich with dark leafy greens and tomatoes, add some fruit to your yogurt, or slice up some raw veggies to have on hand as a snack. You can make this habit work for you in all kinds of ways. By focusing on this guideline, you’ll naturally start incorporating five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables during the day.

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