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27 Super Easy Ways To Eat More Fruits And Vegetables

With special appearances by guac, pizza, fries, and booze.

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1. Use avocados as bowls.

This delicious mess counts a serving of fruit. (Yep, avocado is a FRUIT.)
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This delicious mess counts a serving of fruit. (Yep, avocado is a FRUIT.)

2. Or use peppers as bowls.

Sturdy, colorful, edible — it's everything you want in a bowl.
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Sturdy, colorful, edible — it's everything you want in a bowl.

3. Combine fruits and veggies in a smoothie that actually tastes like a milkshake.

This one is inspired by the Green Power Smoothie at Terri. (Spoiler: The secret is sweetened soy milk.)
Christine Byrne / Via buzzfeed.com

This one is inspired by the Green Power Smoothie at Terri. (Spoiler: The secret is sweetened soy milk.)

4. Or make a beautiful smoothie in a bowl.

Because everything tastes better when it's pretty.
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Because everything tastes better when it's pretty.

5. Throw some Brussels sprouts on your pizza.

And maybe an egg if you're feeling fancy.
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And maybe an egg if you're feeling fancy.

6. Substitute zucchini noodles for regular noodles.

Actually way more spaghetti-like than spaghetti squash. Get the recipe here.
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Actually way more spaghetti-like than spaghetti squash.

Get the recipe here.

7. Or try sweet potato noodles.

It's basically like eating sweet potato fries covered in sauce and there's literally nothing wrong with that. Get the recipe here.
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It's basically like eating sweet potato fries covered in sauce and there's literally nothing wrong with that.

Get the recipe here.

8. Turn carrots into french fries.

Surprisingly delicious. Get the recipe here.
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Surprisingly delicious.

Get the recipe here.

9. Or make avocado fries.

Crunchy and creamy OH MY GOD. Get the recipe here.
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Crunchy and creamy OH MY GOD.

Get the recipe here.

10. Or zucchini fries.

Basically anything can be a fry if you try hard enough. Get the recipe here.
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Basically anything can be a fry if you try hard enough.

Get the recipe here.

11. Make ice cream out of frozen bananas.

Bananas + toppings + blender = ACTUAL ICE CREAM.

Get the recipe here.

12. Use a literal watermelon as a drink mixer.

College students, listen up.
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College students, listen up.

13. Grill up some fruit quesadillas for breakfast.

http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2012/06/peanut-butter-strawberry-banana-quesadillas/

Think of it as a grown-up, badass Pop-Tart.

Get the recipe here.

14. Make takeout-worthy fried "rice" with cauliflower.

Step away from the Seamless. Get the recipe here.
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Step away from the Seamless.

Get the recipe here.

15. Stuff rice paper with pretty veggies for super-colorful rolls.

As good for you as it is for your Instagram reputation.
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As good for you as it is for your Instagram reputation.

16. Get drunk on boozy fruit-filled popsicles.

We'll call it a healthyish happy hour. Get the recipe here.
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We'll call it a healthyish happy hour.

Get the recipe here.

17. Top waffles and pancakes with fruit instead of syrup.

Getting a serving of fruit isn't as hard when it's sitting on top of a mountain of fluffy goodness.Here's an easy recipe for blueberry compote.
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Getting a serving of fruit isn't as hard when it's sitting on top of a mountain of fluffy goodness.

Here's an easy recipe for blueberry compote.

18. Go ham on some jalapeño poppers.

Jalapeños are vegetables, too. And this "cheesy" mixture also happens to vegan. Get the recipe here.
Dana Shultz / Via minimalistbaker.com

Jalapeños are vegetables, too. And this "cheesy" mixture also happens to vegan.

Get the recipe here.

19. Swap chicken wings for buffalo cauliflower bites.

Healthier tailgating food that people won't be irate at you for bringing. Get the recipe here.
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Healthier tailgating food that people won't be irate at you for bringing.

Get the recipe here.

20. Make hummus out of beets.

Also it just looks fancy AF. Get the recipe here.
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Also it just looks fancy AF.

Get the recipe here.

21. Top salad with guacamole because it's so much more delicious than ranch dressing anyway.

If this is how you do fruits and veggies, you're doing it right.
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If this is how you do fruits and veggies, you're doing it right.

22. Hide sweet potatoes and spinach in mac and cheese.

Hidden veggies are the best veggies. Get the recipe here.
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Hidden veggies are the best veggies.

Get the recipe here.

23. Make portobello pizza bagels.

http://thepioneerwoman.com/food-and-friends/30-minute-portobello-pizzas/
http://thepioneerwoman.com/food-and-friends/30-minute-portobello-pizzas/

Minus the bagel, but you won't miss it that much.

Get the recipe here.

24. Toss some berries and cereal in a cup whenever you need an I'm-very-busy snack.

Simple but genius when you're that person who's always 20 minutes late.
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Simple but genius when you're that person who's always 20 minutes late.

25. Make cheesy broccoli tater tots that will fool even picky eaters.

Just as much fun as regular tots, but loaded with broccoli, sweet potatoes, and oats. Get the recipe here.
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Just as much fun as regular tots, but loaded with broccoli, sweet potatoes, and oats.

Get the recipe here.

26. Switch things up with cauliflower-achos.

All the deliciousness of nachos on a slightly healthier vessel. Get the recipe here.
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All the deliciousness of nachos on a slightly healthier vessel.

Get the recipe here.

27. Eat more banana splits.

You know you want to.
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You know you want to.

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