Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WIAW #6

WIAW GOES GREEN

WIAW is hosted by Peas & Crayons

This month WIAW goes GREEN

Jenn encourages us to:
Challenge yourself to eat more great fruits and veggies this March!
In addition to your WIAW post, share some green goodness with your readers:
Tell us all about your favorite green fruits, veggies, and herbs!
How do you take an everyday dish and green it up?
Set a goal for a daily/weekly/monthly amount of green produce you'd like to eat.

Today’s eats are from Wednesday February 29th – LEAP day :)

In mid-2008 I overhauled my eating and started to make healthier choices.  One of the changes I made was to start eating more fruit and vegetables.  I started with small changes --- having a piece of fruit for a snack; adding a salad to dinner every night.  As I started to consciously think about the number of fruit and vegetable servings I was eating {or not eating} my habits evolved.  Eventually I started eating a “raw” lunch everyday consisting of a combination of fresh fruit and vegetables that I still continue to eat each day.  I no longer worry about getting in a set number of fruit & vegetable servings each day … in fact some days I wonder if maybe I’m eating too many servings {especially when citrus is in season!}.  On average I eat anywhere from 7-10 servings of fruits/vegetables a day.  Sometimes I wonder if I’ll turn into a carrot … LOL.

Do you struggle with adding fruits/vegetables to your meals/snacks?

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Pre-run:  2 PowerBar Engery Blasts Chews {Raspberry}
Post-run Breakfast:  Homemade Chai Tea Latte {brewed some decaf chai tea and then added 1/2 cup of organic vanilla soy milk – so yummy!}; banana; English Muffin with organic strawberry spread from Costco
Lunch #1:  Jamba JuicePomegranate Pick-Me-Up {I was out-and-about shopping this day for new work clothes and needed something to hold me over until I got home!} 
Lunch #2:
  Half of an apple, carrots, grapes, celery
Snack:  String Cheese, Raisins, Pretzel Sticks
Dinner:  Dirty Quinoa {I added some PEAS for green} with sautéed zucchini {more green!} with some milk and a side of Trader Joe’s Macaroni and Cheese {we had one box in the pantry and I was craving it after seeing it in there – so random but so tasty!}

 

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