Theoretically this shouldn’t be too difficult – I can manage 3 a day: an banana with breakfast (or maybe a glass of orange juice), an apple with lunch and then some vegetable or other with whatever dinner is that day.
I’ve been trying cramming a few more in at regular meal times but that just leaves my jaw aching from the extra food intake.
Smoothies are one (expensive) solution but I’ve found that a bowl of strawberries in the afternoon, some grapes here & there are helping. I might try sticking to the seasons a bit more and seeing what I can eat when. 2 years ago
It varies. I’m eating 4-6 a day. Started with smoothies in the morning. Have started with 220ml smoothie each morning (= 2 portions) Previously had 1 juice per morning(1 portion). Also if I’m meeting friends in the pub have at least 1 juice this increases portions and helps with other goal/thing “drink less alcohol”. 3 years ago
I did it! I ate my full 5 today. I am proud.
I chopped heads of romaine and iceberg lettuce together, and thinly sliced five carrots, to make a big bag of salad. My daughter and I scarfed two plates full each, because it was so good. (And probably because our nutrient-starved bodies were craving something fresh!)
I also put a lot of spinach into my morning omelette, and also ate half an orange at breakfast. 4 years ago
The best I can say for myself is that I did eat a carrot today.
I need to buy more grapefruit, and also get myself organized to cook veggies more often. I have cauliflower and brussels sprouts in the fridge, but I’m just too lazy to cook them.
Tomorrow I will. And eat them with cheesesauce! :) 4 years ago
I made a meatloaf last night. In it I put grated carrots, chopped celery, tomato sauce, onions and a bed of cabbage. I’m getting my 5 veggies with each serving!
Okay, probably not really in the amounts that count as a serving each. But it’s pretty good diversity anyway. :)
My friend upstairs who’s just had her tonsils and adenoids out was in raptures over my meatloaf. It’s the first solid food she could eat. She never knew you could put veggies in meatloaf before! I feel so proud. 4 years ago
1. pumpkin puree (in oatmeal)
3. half of a red pepper
5. romaine lettuce (in a chopped salad) 4 years ago
1. spinach (in an omelet)
2. fennel and apples (in a soup)
4. strawberries 4 years ago
2. pumpkin puree (in oatmeal)
Not too good today! 4 years ago
1. baked sweet potato slices
3. mixed greens (with oil and vinegar) 4 years ago
I’m trying harder at lunch at work, fruit juices count so I’ve been taking 2 different ones a day and adding salad to each lunch too – also been putting veggies in my pasta bakes – mushrooms and sweetcorn are good! Some days I seem to ahve about 8 and others are awful! Tend to just ignore the weekends, lol! 4 years ago