We all know we should be eating our five-a-day, but getting a variety of fruit and veg into your diet is also important for your health. To help you do just that, our expert in-house nutrition team, Sophia and Laura, are sharing some hints and tips
It’s so important to enjoy a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables. They contain vitamins and minerals that help form part of a healthy, balanced diet – including vitamin C, which helps to support the normal function of our immune system.
Vitamins A, B6, and D, as well as copper, folate and iron, all help to support the immune system.
Read on to find out more about foods that contain these vitamins and minerals, plus some top tips for how to make them taste amazing.
Bananas are a great source of vitamin B6, which helps support the normal function of the nervous system. Try topping Greek yoghurt or wholemeal toast with sliced bananas and a drizzle of honey for a treat
A handful of tomatoes counts as one of your five-a-day, and they're high in vitamin C, which helps support your immune system. Enjoy as a tasty mid-afternoon snack or add a handful to your salad
One portion of broccoli contains over half your recommended amount of vitamin C for the day. Roast with a little olive oil for a charred flavour
Strawberries are high in vitamin C and folate, which both help to support your immune system. A handful of strawberries is half of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C, and right now at M&S, you’ll find our Irish strawberries
Nutritious and delicious avocados are a great source of potassium, copper and vitamin B6. Swapping foods high in saturated fat for food high in unsaturated fat – like avocados – helps maintain normal cholesterol levels
You can soak up vitamin D naturally from the sunshine, but that can be tricky when it's harder to get outside. At M&S, all our bread naturally contains vitamin D, which helps support your immune system
High in vitamin A, which helps support your immune system, try grating one or two carrots into your family favourite bolognese to help contribute to your five-a-day
Peas are an excellent source of iron, and adding a portion to your meal contributes to your five-a-day. Our frozen peas go from the field to the freezer in under 180 minutes to keep all the freshness locked in
Help kids eat more fruit and veg with these fun ideas:
It’s strawberry season, so there’s no excuse needed to try these easy recipe ideas
Get cooking up some delicious family dinners with chef Chris Baber's easy ideas, all with a little help from our Cook with M&S shortcut ingredients