I would consider it a vegetable: it has tomatoes,relish,peppers,spices.. and is great on a bake potatoe.. and on a salad as dressing.. low in fat! This is something thats good too!
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I agree with the PP. It's pretty much only veggies (and some spices), so I would consider it one of your servings. The only problem is that the premade ones have a ton of sodium in them. So that might be a reason why it shouldn't be your "only" vegetable.
From what I've read you can count salsa as a vegetable, especially if it's one of the homemade ones, because that's ... basically all it is. (plus it's easier to figure out how many servings, because you'll know exactly what you put in it). It's sort of like the tea for water rule though... it counts as a serving, but that shouldn't be ALL of your fruits of veggies. Just like I've read in various places that half of your daily water should be PLAIN water.
Whenever you feel yourself about to utter the words "I don't feel like...." take a moment to fill in the rest with "losing weight and living longer" and see if you don't feel a little different.
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For the purpose of ensuring 5 fruits or vegetables, is Salsa considered a veggie serving?
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