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March 2010



Getting More Fruits & Veggies In My Diet

Check out this cool website that calculates how many servings of fruits and veggies you should eat based on your age, sex, and amount of physical activity you do: Fruits & Veggies Matter

According to the website, I should be eating 1.5 cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of veggies. They also give you examples of what 1 cup looks like.

I’ve been snacking a lot at work. My bay is snack central. We have chips, cookies, candies and all kinds of processed foods everywhere!! It’s sooo bad. I’m going to try and stop snacking on those. But to get my full servings in, I have to consciously think about what foods I will buy for the week. Here are some fruits and veggies I like in 1 cup servings:

1 snack container of applesauce
2 clementines
1/2 avocado
1/2 cup of orange or other juice (100% pasteurized)
frozen berries (with parfait and granola!)
4 tsp jelly or jam (with some wheat toast)

5 broccoli florets
2 large stalks of celery
10 baby carrots
1 roma tomato
1 ear of corn
1/2C of edamame
1C of peas

I should also try to eat a salad a few times a week! One of my favorite salads is the Panera Strawberry Salad with poppyseed dressing. It has tons of fruits…mmm. When I was working in Florida, I used to make this salad several times. I never used the dressing recipe (splenda yuck!) and instead just bought a light poppyseed dressing from the store. I might try and make my own sometime and I will share the recipe if I find a good one!

What are your favorite fruits and veggie snacks to eat? I hate anything I have to peel or slice so the more convenient the snack, the better and the more likely I will eat it.