I actually love both fruits and veggies and will eat both as either snacks or side dishes at meals, providing it’s EASY. So, if they’re already cut up, and ready to take along or to put with a meal, it’s not so hard. What happens is I get in a hurry and either there’s nothing in the fridge, or it’s not cut up to go along, and I grab something else. Carrots are one of my favorite snacks. I buy those baby carrots (I know they’re not really babies, but that’s what they’re called), and keep them in the front of the snack drawer in the fridge.
They’re already cut and washed, so it’s simple to grab a handful and run…or to put some in a baggie to take along on a trip or to the office. They don’t need to be refrigerated, so it’s no big deal if I don’t have access to one, or even if they get hot. Grapes are also one of my favorite portables,
but they’ve gotten so expensive, I’ve backed off of them some.
Maybe when spring comes, they’ll be more reasonable…(they’re like $6 / lb last time I grabbed some in the store, thought I’d have a stroke after I got home and looked at the receipt!).
I think I can improve by expanding my “go to“ list of fruits and veggies. Fruits are a little easier, we just normally eat whatever is in season here, but this isn’t a good mix throughout the year. We get almost all of our local fruits in winter, and for the rest of the year, it’s imported from elsewhere (because in summer it’s too stinking hot to grow anything) ! We had citrus earlier in December / January, strawberries now, and we'll have mangos in May (I have a mango tree in my yard, and usually get hundreds, even after the squirrels eat what they want.)
It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut, I really need to try more things, and start buying a better mix of produce (or put it on the list…you may remember I DON’T shop unless forced!) So, my efforts to improve will be focused on buying and eating a better variety of F&V, for a better nutrition mix, (and also to keep from getting bored)!