How to Eat 7 Servings of Fruits & Vegetables in One Day
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.
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.
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.
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
Dessert \\ an ice cream scoop cookie with a glass of milk
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?