Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Eating Right Project

It is so hard for me to make sure I am eating the correct servings of fruits and vegetables every day.  And now that I have a little one to nourish, it is particularly important.  So, I decided to document what I eat a few times a week, to hold myself accountable.

Breakfast
A cup of strawberries and blueberries, paired with some cottage cheese (for protein) and the cup of coffee I haven't been able to give up.  This counts as one cup of fruit.

Mid-morning Snack

Since my boys have been sleeping in lately (love our summer schedule, or lack thereof), they have been having breakfast at 9:00.  So, I made blueberry muffins (out of a box--does that count?) and had two muffins with them.  Not sure if the blueberries in this muffin count as a serving of fruit, so I'll say 1/2 cup of fruit for this one.

Lunch

Chicken salad sandwich (yummy salad was made by my sweet husband) on whole wheat toast, cup of carrots, and a smoothie made with a cup of strawberries, milk, and vanilla yogurt.  There may have been just a pinch of sugar and vanilla extract in the smoothie too.  For lunch, I earned one cup of vegetables and one cup of fruit.  Oh, yeah, the salad had grapes in it too.  Maybe that can make up the other half of the blueberries in the muffins.  1/2 cup of fruit here too.

Dinner

Tacos with chopped tomatoes, yellow peppers, red onions, and black beans on the side.  I could've done better as far as veggies go for dinner, but I haven't made it to the store for a big shopping trip in a while.  For dinner I ate one cup of vegetables.

How did I do?  
I ate 3 cups of fruit and 2 cups of vegetables.  I should be eating 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2-3 cups of vegetables, so I have some work to do.  It is always easier for me to eat fruit than veggies.  Headed to the store today...

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