What About Fruit?
"Let's be honest: people are not typically overweight because they eat too much fruit," Ferrari said. Fruit is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, so it definitely has a place in a healthy diet.
Both Ferrari and Stahl agree that you should include a variety of fruit in your day since it's a great source of antioxidants. Ferrari said to pair it with protein and whole grains to improve satiety. Try this vegan protein-packed nice cream recipe or this recipe for apple pie overnight oats.
Stahl said to think of fruit as nature's candy, so it's a great alternative to eating sugary foods or refined carbs. "Make frozen fruit kabobs using pineapple chunks, bananas, and berries. Or try freezing grapes, banana pieces, or peach slices, then topping with a little chocolate sauce or whipped cream for a delicious treat."
Dried fruit can also be a healthy option, but Ferrari warns to keep in mind that it's concentrated, which just means you should be more mindful of portion size. Also avoid the ones that have added sugars, coloring, or preservatives like sulfites.