Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WIAW #4

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WIAW is hosted by Peas & Crayons

This month Jenn has challenged the WIAW’ers to VEG-ify our posts. 
{Talk about our favorite vegetables, share our go-to cooking/prep methods for veggies, talk about how to eat more veggies/fruit, or any other veggie-centric topics we can think of.}

Today’s photos are from yesterday, Tuesday February 21st.

Last week I talked about my favorite vegetable … and declared that I couldn’t pick just one!  This week I want to share my tips for eating more veggies, and fruit.

    • Tip #1 ~ Salads.  A salad is a great way to get in some extra veggies.  Start with your favorite greens and pile on your favorite veggies.  Top with some dressing and you will have easily added some veggies to your day. 
    • Tip #2 ~ Plan your snacks.  If you pre-plan your snacks for the day it’s easy to pack up some carrots and celery or a banana or an apple to have has a snack. 
    • Tip #3 ~ Pre-prep.  When you get home from the grocery store clean and prep your veggies.  That way you’ll be more like to reach for some celery if it’s already cleaned and cut. 
    • Tip #4 ~ Hide them.  Add veggies to pasta sauces or soups.  Blend up some spinach in your favorite smoothie.  Get creative. 
    • Tip #5 ~ Roast them.  Clean and chop up your veggies, pile them onto a cookie sheet, and roast them in the oven.  So yummy!

What are your tips for eating more veggies, and fruit?

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Breakfast:  Coffee, 1/2 a banana, and a yogurt bowl with greek yogurt, raw oats, cinnamon, & raisins
Post Workout #1 Snack:  Green Monster smoothie with fresh spinach, vanilla soy milk, OJ, a frozen banana, & frozen blueberries
Lunch:  Mock Tuna Salad* on Corn Thins and 1/2 an apple, carrots, celery, & grapes
Snack:  String Cheese, 1/2 grapefruit, the other 1/2 of my banana from breakfast
Pre-workout #2 Snack:  Welch’s Fruit Snacks
Dinner:  Salad with carrots, zucchini, & radishes topped with homemade ranch dressing with Spinach Tomato Orzo Soup and milk

*Mock Tuna Salad modifications:  I used greek yogurt, celery, salt & pepper, tomato, onion, and dijon mustard.  So yummy :)

Thanks to Jenn at Peas & Crayons for hosting!

2 comments:

Becca @ Blueberry Smiles said...

I'm a big fan of Corn Thins too

Ali Mc said...

This is EXACTLY what I needed :) my post today was all about how to start eating healthier, as I feel so overwhelmed. Great tips!