How Big is one Serving of Fruits and Veggies?

Does it sound overwhelming to eat five to eight servings of fruits and veggies each day?

What does a “serving” look like anyway?

I’m guessing that you’re picturing that you must sit down to the table with a whole head of cauliflower..a banana…a large carrot…and Larry the Cucumber. And eat it all in one sitting!

But guess what?!

One serving of fruits and veggies is equal to a half cup. That’s not very big! 

So, a half of an apple equals one serving. Eat a whole apple…and you’ve just eaten two of your servings for the day! 

About six baby carrots…one serving!

Eat a big plate of salad…and you’ve got about three servings right on your plate!

Your side dish of broccoli and carrots at dinner…probably equivilent to two servings.

Go here to find more information on this!

A half cup is NOT very big! You can do lots of those every day!!

Okay now, does that sound more like it?! Can you do it?! 

Yes, you CAN do it!!

Now go eat a nice juicy orange (which is equal to two servings) and you’ll be off to a great start!

Come join the Challenge!


  1. says

    Ah, thanks for the clarification. I was definitely overwhelmed with the idea of eight. I think I can do it now. I think I can, I think I can….


  2. jayme says

    Really? Two servings in one orange?????????? Wow. I can totally do that then. And wow…maybe even my family.


  3. says

    do you have a link as to what equals a serving for the various fruits and veggies? just curious- i’m in for the challenge by the way- doing well and loving me some veggies and fruits. Thanks for stopping by today


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