I just plumb don't feel good today.
I hate not feeling good.
I don't want to slow down, rest, take it easy.
So what does this have to do with fruits and veggies?
Anyone else out there vow to lose weight/eat better/give up sugar this year?
Anyone else out there still keeping that vow?
I am today, at least.
I've been trying to eat lots of fruits and veggies the last few days thinking it will help the virus go away.
I think it helps.
At least I know I feel better when I eat better.
Sometimes it's easier to say-I will eat more fruits and veggies than to say, "I will not eat anymore sugar/Coke/white bread." Because as soon as you say it, you want it, and you want it BAD.
So how am I going to eat my 5,6,7 servings of fruit and veggies every day?
First, go find out how much you are supposed to eat here.
You may agree or disagree on how much-but at least it's a start.
Then, go measure. Seriously, I'm supposed to eat 1 1/2 c fruit and 2 c. of veggies daily.
I'm already halfway there today-one clementine and about 1/2 c. veggies in an omelet, and it's only 8:10 am. (i'm reaaallly lazy today)
You'll be amazed when you measure, it's a lot easier than you think.
Then start thinking of ways to add more fruits and veggies into your diet.
Eat a salad every day for lunch-keep cut up veggies ready to go. Sometimes I will pre-cut them and put them in containers and then we can all have a mini- salad bar.
Make a smoothie-you can add a ton of fruits into these, I even add spinach to mine.
Eat salsa-not only with fattening chips-I made a mango salsa on some fish last week that was delish! Good on chicken too.
Sneak them into regular foods-my daughter in law makes a to die for homemade mac & cheese with butternut squash-the kids never knew!
Have them available and buy them in season-keep apples & bananas hanging around for snacks. We don't eat cantaloupe in the winter or oranges in the summer-it's cheaper.
Make what your family will eat-for example, my family doesn't like cooked spinach-but they will eat it raw in salads, they don't like cooked broccoli or cauliflower but they will eat it raw with dip or in salads.
Don't make it hard-you don't have to get crazy with recipes, just cut up an apple and spread it with peanut butter-it's as good as a Reese's peanut butter cup! (wellllll, maybe)
Plant a garden! I know, I know, some of you are covered in snow but it's the time right now to plan and dream!
Ok-I gotta go take some more vitamin C.
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