Get your 5-a-day: what’s in a portion?

    5 a day portions Easy Food

    It can sometimes seem impossible to get our five-a-day, but the good news is the portions are more manageable than you’d think! One portion is around 80g, or one of the below:

    2 kiwis
    2 mandarins
    2 plums
    2 figs
    7 strawberries
    1 apple
    1 banana
    1 orange
    1 pear
    Half a grapefruit
    1 large slice of pineapple
    1 handful of berries
    1 handful of cherries
    1 handful of grapes
    1 heaped dessert spoon of raisins
    3 tablespoon of cooked fruit
    1 medium sweet potato
    2 large broccoli florets
    5 asparagus spears
    1 medium onion
    ½ an avocado
    ½ a pepper
    4 heaped tablespoons of kale, spinach or green beans
    3 heaped tablespoons of cooked carrots, peas or sweetcorn
    1 x 5cm piece of cucumber
    1 medium tomato or 7 cherry tomatoes
    3 heaped tablespoons of red kidney beans
    1 bowl of homemade vegetable soup

    Sorry, spuds: Although they are a very healthy food with plenty of nutrients and zero fat and cholesterol, potatoes don’t count towards your five-a-day as they are classed as a starchy food.


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