9 surprising ways to get your five a day

9 surprising ways to get your five a day

We all know we're supposed to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Apparently it doesn't really matter what you choose for your five portions, more fruit than veg, it makes no difference. Whether your portions are frozen, canned, dried or part of a drink – it's all good.


Well, in the interest of your health, I now present nine different ways you can get to your five a day. And of course once you've got there, you can eat whatever you like for the rest of the day!

1. A bottle of fruit juice

That's right, 150ml of processed fruit juice is enough to tick of one of your 5 daily portions of fruit and vegetables. So they may have up to 8 teaspoons of sugar in a bottle – but that's not important enough for us to worry about.

Paleo diet five a day fruit veg orange juice

2. Baked Beans

Who knew? Apparently the sauce alone is nutritious enough to count as a portion. Don't worry yourself about the added sugar, they're clearly a health food.


3. Fruit Chips/ Crisps

Just replace the potato chips with fruit chips and you're winning! The best thing is that as they're dried, the sugars are concentrated making them even more appealing!


4. Sweets/ Lollies/ Candy

Why have broccoli as one of your portions when you have have the sweet stuff!


5. More Sweets/ Lollies/ Candy

Best to have two packets, rather than one, to get you closer to your five a day…

Paleo diet five a day fruit veg raspberry crispie tiddlers
6. Fruit Juice

Water you say? No – that won't help you get to your five a day target. Have a fruit shoot instead. (Ingredients: Water, Sugar, Orange Juice from Concentrate (8%), Citric Acid, Natural Flavouring, Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid), Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Dimethyl Dicarbonate), Stabiliser (Xanthan Gum), Natural Colour (Carotenes) – that's all healthy good stuff, right?)
Paleo diet five a day fruit veg robinsons fruit shoot

7. McDonalds Soda

You know those days when it's really hard to find anywhere to buy fruit and vegetables? Well luckily for you McDonalds can help you get your five a day.
Paleo diet five a day fruit veg mcdonalds soda fruitizz

8. Pasta Shapes

Pasta. Shapes. Are. Good. For. You.
Paleo diet five a day fruit veg heinz pasta shapes

9. Strawberry Bars

Marketed directly at school children make sure you incorporate these in your diet. They've even got healthy vegetable oil them.

Ingredients: Concentrated Apple Puree (an average of 282g Apple used to prepare 100g of School Bars®), Dehydrated Apple (20%), Maltodextrin, Oligofructose, Vegetable Oil, Concentrated Juices of Apple (3%), Strawberry (1.8%) and Pear (1%), Gelling Agent (Pectin), Natural Colour (Anthocyanins), Natural Flavouring, Malic Acid, Preservative (Sodium Metabisulphite)

I hope this post has helped you out. Have you had your five a day today?

9 surprising ways to get your five a day

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4 replies
    • Suz
      Suz says:

      Thanks Nathan! I actually had a couple of comments on social media, expressing delight that they could get their five a day in this way… No! sometimes my English sarcasm doesn’t seem to reach everyone!

  1. Jacqui
    Jacqui says:

    Great article, very important people hear the truth even if they don’t want to! People like myself who are in the know re how to eat properly know instantly that each item is in the danger zone to set people up for a string of health issues (especially children) whos parents don’t know any different. Interesting how the reactions can be negative-this is just self avoidance, as eating properly ‘takes effort’ which is too hard for most who are overweight. No excuses for not wanting to learn. More articles like this please! 🙂

  2. MarthaJane
    MarthaJane says:

    How true and how sad that so many are fooled by the packaged food marketers!!! Reminds me of a friend who is trying to lose weight and is so thrilled that his food logging app “reads all these barcoded items”….I just cringed…what real food has a barcode!!!!!!????!!!!!!


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