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    Default New Challenge - 2 Fruit 5 Veg !!!

    Ok - so this months challenge (though once again I am a little late in kicking it off) ... is the

    2 Fruit 5 Veg Challenge.

    (2 fruit 3 veg for children)


    A standard serve is about 75g (100–350kJ) or: ½ cup cooked green or orange vegetables (for example, broccoli, spinach, carrots or pumpkin) ½ cup cooked dried or canned beans, peas or lentils (preferably with no added salt) 1 cup green leafy or raw salad vegetables.


    Post some ideas on how you manage ....

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    Default New Challenge - 2 Fruit 5 Veg !!!

    Breakfast = porridge with fruit (1 serve fruit)
    Lunch = hearty salads with black beans, lentils, chickpeas etc and baked veges, baby spinach, fresh herbs, etc (3-4 serves veges)
    Snack = fruit (1 serve fruit)
    Dinner = Seafood/meat with steamed veges, salad or grilled veges (1-2 serves veges)

    Ta-da! Done

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    I'm in.
    I love my salads and veggies and legumes but I'm rubbish at eating fruit so this might be good to get me motivated.
    I just ate an orange for my afternoon snack so that's a start!

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    I find fruit easy. I smoothie and I am good.

    It’s the veggies that I struggle with.

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    I'm similar to babyno1onboard except I'll have two fruit snacks, salad for lunch and veg with dinner - veg I try to take up half my plate with

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    Quote Originally Posted by BH-KatiesMum View Post
    I find fruit easy. I smoothie and I am good.

    It’s the veggies that I struggle with.
    I think I'm the only person alive who doesn't like smoothies!
    I'm going to town to pick up the kids this afternoon, so I'll stock up the fruit bowl.

    I tend to eat a lot or soup or salads for my lunch - today I had baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, red capsicum, cucumber and crumbled feta with a vinegarette dressing.
    Dinner's going to be slow cooked beef with eggplant, capsicum and beans.

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    Lunch and dinner
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    I struggle with fruit. With my very mixed up past month I’ve not been eating well at all. I’m going to be home on Monday and back into some type of routine, so this challenge is very timely.

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    Great idea!

    I love both fruit & veggies, but struggle with putting any effort into my food. Dinners; no problem... but my breakfast/lunch/snacks are usually whatever’s quick and easy. For me that often means things other than fruit and veg. Alternatively, I cut myself up fruit or veg and the kids eat it.

    Today I have had:
    1/4 avocado on toast
    Tomato & bean soup for lunch
    And unless you count hot chips as a vegetable, that’s probably all fruit & veg I’ll have today.

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    This should be easy for me as I make soup in huge quantities and freeze it.
    My favourite soup (and current batch) is sweet potatoes, potatoes, leeks, turnip, onion, celery and carrots (with a vegetable stock cube). It's easy, cheap and very very healthy! Luckily DS loves my soups as long as they're thick enough (cross between soup and puree and mine is watered down.)
    I eat at least one portion of veg with every (non-soup) meal, and love getting creative with salads aka. throwing anything in!
    I love fruit but unless I'm cutting it up already for DS I don't eat it as much as I should. Let's see how we manage this challenge!
    I think it's a great, healthy idea


 

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