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Easy Power Salad Packed with 4 Veggie Servings

Hi, I'm Jessie. I'm the food editor here at EatingWell. And I'm Nicci, EatingWell's nutrition expert. Jessie, did you know that the average American only gets about three servings of fruits and vegetables a day? Wow. Yeah, most people need about nine. But it's really not that hard to fit in recommended amounts, and that's because servings aren't really as big as you think they are. Nicci, I think a salad's a really easy way to get your servings. I'm going to start with two cups of spinach And right there you've got two servings, because one cup of leafy greens equals a full serving. And then I'm going to add a half a cup of cut-up bell peppers. And that's another serving. And a half a cup of green beans. And you're already up to four, so right here you've got this salad. It's full of fiber and phytochemicals and you have four vegetable servings. You're almost halfway done for the day. Then I'm just going to whip up some dressing and add that and we're good to go. For more healthy tips, go to eatingwell.com, where good taste meets good health.
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