January 25, 2011

the fruit + veggie experiment

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??  


  1. Mmmm... Salad.... too bad I am allergic to lettuce... so lame.
    I wish I hated carbs.
    Snacks... I like salty snacks. I am more of a meal eater and not much of a snacker. I just had a yogurt for breakfast and now I am going to work out and then eat a banana. I hate bananas.
    I am sure my muscles done hate bananas though. I need to drink more water and lay off the diet coke. I love diet coke. Too much. I will have osteoporosis before I am 34. HAHA!
    GOOD LUCK with the veggies and fruits! Maybe I should try some of that fusion stuff.

  2. I am a fan of salty snacks too! But I like the combo of salty and sweet best - hence the choc-cov pretzels mmm my favorite! Try the V8 fusions... they are really good - I like cranberry blackberry.


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