But 7 servings is hard to do....even for a veggie-lover like me. But if I stay focused, and make them a priority, I have been succeeding on many days....even on Thanksgiving.
I have found that one secret is to start the day off right with my first meal ---- breakfast. Today was a weak day as I only had one serving of fruit with my toaster waffle. I love to toast the waffle, put on very little peanut butter, and top with banana. On other days I have added a serving of grapes or other berries on the side. Today my selection was low. Another good way to start the day....oatmeal (unsweetened for me) with two servings of fruits. I opted for banana and apple yesterday. I also added in about a teaspoon of peanut butter for added flavor.
Lunch secret ---- start getting those veggies in there. When others were having PB&J or turkey sandwiches, I opted for lettuce rolls. I grabbed my lettuce, turkey, little cheese and wrapped it up. On the side, a nice pile of cherry tomatoes and perhaps grapes too.
Dinner secret ---- I have been skipping the extra servings of bread and opting for what vegetables were available. And why not end the day right with fruits for dessert....and yes, that apple pie does contain fruit but keep it in moderation.
Today I am grateful for:
- Rain....even though it hinders my running routine here
- Scented candles
- Fuzzy slippers
- Fallen leaves