Vegetables (excluding potatoes) and fruit – fresh, frozen, dried and canned in water or natural juices all count towards your 5 A DAY.
Pulses such as lentils, peas and beans all count towards your 5 A DAY.
Grains and cereals such as rice, oats, pasta, bread, couscous and unsweetened breakfast cereals. Opt for wholegrain varieties and limit highly processed foods, such as cakes and pastries.
Starchy vegetables eg potatoes. Try not to add fat, such as butter or cream, and opt for boiled or steamed starchy vegetables rather than roasted or fried in oil.
Aim to get your 5 A DAY
Vegetables and fruit are the building blocks of a healthy diet so aim for at least five portions a day. Try adding chopped banana or berries to your cereal or porridge or swap your normal snack for a piece of fruit or vegetable sticks.