05/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Save Money And Be Healthy: Swap In Veggies Once A Week

It's tried and true advice, from the USDA to First Lady Michelle Obama to your mom: Eat more veggies. Considering 78 percent of Americans aren't eating enough fruits and veggies, it sounds like someone isn't listening. Instead, Americans are chomping away at a record 222 pounds of meat a year (as of 2003). That's 45 percent more meat a day than the USDA thinks is a very good idea.

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