Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Healthy Eating Help

Two posts in one day, have I lost my mind? Thrown all caution to the wind? Consequences be damned!

I'm trying to improve my healthy-ish eating ways, but I feel a bit stumped on just how to do that. The main thing is working in more vegetables and fruits. I'm definitely improving in the fruit area, but probably have a ways to go in the vegetable section. What ways have you added more vegetables to your diet? What are some of your favorite items in the produce section? I'm sort of concentrating on breakfast and lunch. I eat 2 out of three meals a day in my office on work days, so the easier something is the better. So, come on peeps, I need some help/advice/suggestions. Below is what I've been doing this week, as an example.

Breakfast- Bowl of Frosted Shredded Wheat with 1/2 cup 1% milk
Lunch- Leftover Penne with Zucchini & Feta and a nectarine
Snack- Handful of shredded wheat, cause I forgot to bring a snack.

Breakfast- Bowl of instant cinnamon oatmeal and an apple
Lunch- Can of Progresso vegetable soup, slice of double fiber bread with appx. 1 tbsp. peanut butter
Snack- Nectarine and string cheese

Breakfast- Bowl of instant cinnamon oatmeal and a large orange
Lunch- Peanut Butter & Jam sandwich on double fiber bread, baby carrots, low-fat vanilla yogurt
Snack- Red seedless grapes and string cheese


Anonymous said...

Hi! I work from home now but when I had to work in the office I would take a bag of raw broccoli and carrots with me to work each week along with a bottle of lite ranch dressing. I would eat whatever for lunch (usually Amy's Organic Bean burrito)and always make sure to eat broccoli and carrots everyday...then buy another bag the next week..and so on...I just started doing this again at home. I do go to subway a lot too. A 6" sub is 2 vegetable servings. Then I try to eat an apple and a banana throughout the day. For dinner I always make sure to get one vegetable in..spinach salad, fresh green beans or zucchini/yellow squash sauteed in olive oil and garlic, or if I am being lazy frozen corn on the cobb.

erin lou said...


I am excited that I stumbled upon your blog on the day you wrote about healthy eating. I have spent much time contemplating how to get more fruit and veggies in my meals.

For breakfast, I love yogurt parfaits. Usually I have strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries with some vanilla yogurt and a little hemp granola- so tasty! Also, just adding fruit to your cereal can turn out good. I am also a big fan of omelets. You can throw all your favorite veggies, a little cheese, and eggs ( I use egg whites) for a high powered breakfast.

For lunch I recommend stuffed pitas- again you can throw any type of veggie in it and put a little hummus in as a spread. Peanut butter is also a good choice for meals or snacks (on an apple or banana)- high protein.

Hope that helps a bit!

jrez designs said...

I pack my lunch & snacks the night before. I always bring the following items to work with me: 1 banana, 1 apple, 1 serving raw carrots, that's 3 servings of the good stuff every day! I also bring almonds to snack on.

Always serving a salad with dinner is an easy way to bump up your veggie intake.

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