While I have a very good diet - lots of whole grains and lean protein - I seem to always fall behind on my fruits and veggies. I just can't seem to find a good time to sneak them in. I like vegetables much more than fruit so normally I head in that direction but lately I have been trying hard to combine the two and amp it up!
I started by adding zucchini to my egg-whites each morning. Simple enough. Occasionally I have a glass of V8 fusion mid-morning. For lunch I add spinach and tomato to a grilled cheese made with low-sodium American cheese on light wheat bread. Sometimes a cup of vegetable or escarole soup. If I snack in the afternoon I am trying to grab either a handful of grapes or a bunch of raw broccoli - one of my favorites! Dinner usually consists of chicken, brown rice and broccoli or peas... sometimes salad. I think if I stick to this method I will have my bases covered! I always take a multi-vitamin daily but we get most of our nutrients from food so I'm trying to be more conscious of it all.
Wish I could just eat pasta and junior mints all the time. Ooh and s'mores. And hot chocolate. And popcorn. And chocolate covered pretzels. And and and and ...
Screw the veggies - What are your favorite snacks??