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    No I don't eat enough vegies. But I try to eat a balanced diet and I think yours looks pretty good.

    I would count avocado as a vegie because it isn't sweet like fruit.

    If you replaced one of the daytime snacks with carrot /celery/ capsicum/ cucumber/ snow peas and hummus, thats a serve, and a handful of cherry tomatoes with your sandwich/wrap at lunch, theres another serve (as well as the serve or ha;f serve in the sandwich). Then for dinner have 2-3 serves.

    You could also make a salad with lunch or a soup full of vegies, just boil up some chicken carcasess (did you say you are vegan or USED to be?), add onions, carrots etc to make stock, strain it then pull the chicken off the bones and add it back to the stock. Fry some celery, onion carrots, whatever you want, add the stock and whatever vegies (I love corn in it!), some high fibre noodles/pasta (or eat with a wholegrain roll)- there'll be a couple of serves of vegies in that for lunch.

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    Maybe replace your afternoon fruit snack with carrot or celery sticks with a bit of baba ganoush or homous.

    I reckon you probably are getting your 5 serves actually. Here is a great blog post by a nutritionist, demonstrating in pictures different combos of what 5 serves actually looks like. You might find this useful - I did!
    http://kathrynelliott.com.au/blog/20...is-five-serves

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    Quote Originally Posted by peoniesarepretty View Post
    Here is a great blog post by a nutritionist, demonstrating in pictures different combos of what 5 serves actually looks like. You might find this useful - I did!
    http://kathrynelliott.com.au/blog/20...is-five-serves
    Thanks, I found that really helpful, I didn't realise half a cup of some vegies was enough I always thought it was a cup! It doesn't look like it should be that hard when she puts it on a plate like that.

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    Oh wow.... I reckon I get my 5 serves and then some!!! I thought it was much more than that!

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    No, but I can't eat any sort of "recommended amount," of food for your average female anymore anyway.

    I probably eat about how much I'm supposed to for someone who's had the same surgery I have though.


 

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