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May 15

How to Eat 7 Servings of Fruits & Vegetables in One Day

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I’m not big on being overly picky about food and making sure I eat exactly 7 fruits/vegetables in a day.  I’m big on having NO food rules.  As in having no food rule that says, “I have to eat 7 servings of fruits & vegetables everyday.” 

But I thought this would be a fun way to share some meal ideas.  This isn’t how I eat everyday and it took a conscious effort to make sure I got in all my vegetables.  I usually just like to fill my day with as many vegetables as I can and not focus on a number.  You should know that this did end up being a little too much fiber for me to handle.  Regardless, here we go…

Breakfast \\ scrambled eggs + cheese + piece of toast with a spinach smoothie

For the smoothie, combine 2 cup spinach, 1 medium frozen banana, dash cinnamon, 2 ice cubes, 1 teaspoon honey and enough milk to get everything blending.

How to eat 7 servings of fruits & veggies-breakfast \\ eggs + toast + spinach smoothie     How to eat 7 servings of fruits & veggies-breakfast \\ eggs + toast + spinach smoothie

Morning Snack \\ 1 small peach + 3 strawberries + ~1 tablespoon coconut Noosa (all I had left) mixed with some 2% plain Fage + crumbled energy bites

How to eat 7 servings of fruits & veggies-morning snack \\ yogurt + fruit + oatmeal ball crumbles     How to eat 7 servings of fruits & veggies-morning snack \\ yogurt + fruit + oatmeal ball crumbles    

Lunch \\ crispy chickpeas, cherry tomatoes and a large avocado over creamy coconut asparagus risotto

For the chickpeas, preheat oven to 400ºF.  Then rinse, drained and dry chickpeas.  Toss them with olive oil, turmeric, chili powder, garlic powder, salt/pepper.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring three times during cooking.

How to eat 7 servings of fruits & veggies-lunch \\ turmeric chickpeas + coconut asparagus risotto + tomato-avocado salsa     How to eat 7 servings of fruits & veggies-lunch \\ turmeric chickpeas + coconut asparagus risotto + tomato-avocado salsa    

Afternoon Snack \\ Justin’s peanut butter cup in peanut butter cookie dough

For the cookie dough combine 1 scant tablespoon peanut butter, 3 tablespoons oat flour, 1 teaspoon honey and a small pinch salt until a dough forms.  You may need to add a bit of milk to help everything come together.

How to eat 7 servings of fruits & veggies-afternoon snack \\ Justin's PB Cup Cookie

Dinner \\ stuffed salmon (we bought it stuffed at the grocery store) + kale salad similar to this one (I added carrots & sugared almond because they sounded really good) + snap peas sauteed in olive oil

How to eat 7 servings of fruits & veggies-dinner \\ stuffed salmon + kale salad + olive oil sauteed snap peas     How to eat 7 servings of fruits & veggies-dinner \\ stuffed salmon + kale salad + olive oil sauteed snap peas    

Dessert \\ an ice cream scoop cookie with a glass of milk

How to eat 7 servings of fruits & veggies-dessert \\ ice cream scoop cookie

And that was my fruit & veggie day.  I always find that breakfast is the hardest time to incorporate vegetables.  Smoothies make vegetables at breakfast doable for me.  Thoughts?

11 comments on “How to Eat 7 Servings of Fruits & Vegetables in One Day”

  1. How helpful and awesome! Thank you for sharing!!

  2. This is great! Way to squeeze everything in. I love that you threw in dessert. its a must.

  3. What a neat idea for a post! I love this! You ROCK at getting in your fruits and veg. All in such yumtastic ways, too!

  4. I have no trouble at all eating enough fruits…but I find it harder to eat enough vegetables. Usually I only want them with dinner, but I do find that adding them to smoothies helps me spread out my servings throughout the day.

  5. Look at all those colors! Like I commented on your instagram photo.. healthy can be delicious. I am the same way – I have to make a conscious effort to make sure I got in all my vegetables too. 

  6. Vegetables rarely come in at breakfast unless I’m having a smoothie or a fancy egg scramble with veggies. The bulk of my vegetable intake comes at lunch and dinner, but I agree that sometimes, getting enough veggies is hard on the GI tract. I try to eat more cooked veggies when I’m feeling the fiber.
    And fruits are easy (bananas and apples all the darn day)!
    P.S. I forever adore your cookie dough creativity.

  7. Ooh gurl, I got you! Saute or roast some sweet potatoes, broccoli, onion, and brussels sprouts and scramble them with eggs and turkey sausage/kielbasa and then top with blue cheese and chopped walnuts. SO good!

  8. I feel like I need to try this, too, because I know I usually eat far less than 7 servings. I find that green smoothies and big meal-sized salads (or soups) are my best bet for eating enough veggies. Fruit, on the other hand, is usually easy.

  9. Loved seeing this! I’m such a vegetable addict so really love the sound of this! I love the sound of sauteed sugar snap peas – you should try roasted green beans. WAY TOO ADDICTIVE!

  10. I agree that breakfast is the hardest to meal to add veggies to! A green smoothie is a good way to get the job done. :) As always, making healthy food look delicious Kylie! That’s our job as #rd2be’s right?! Good luck on the RD exam!!!

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