Want a sure way to get your recommended servings of vegetables? Start your own garden. Container and raised bed gardens are increasingly popular, even among city dwellers. Community gardens are also on the rise. Research indicates that community gardeners have lower body fat and a lower chance of obesity than their non-gardening counterparts.
Start with resilient vegetables, like zucchini and tomatoes. Plant what you will eat, and eat what you plant. Ask around, most gardeners are happy to share tips and advice. You’ll be surprised at the great taste of a home grown vegetable. You can also grow herbs to flavor your vegetable dishes.