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5/17/11 9:50 A

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Fruit smoothies are another way to get in 1 to 2 servings of fruit. Mix with almond milk or Greek yogurt for some protein.

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5/17/11 7:46 A

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The fruits and veggies do come under the carbs--for the fruit I usually eat a snack (I know with most children that isn't their idea of a snack)--also I have worked in hotels as a sales director and worked with the chefs on setting up dinners and they often add a slice of fruit to garnish the plate. By doing this on all three meals you can make sure you have at least one helping of fruit. If you are cooking dinner try to get a fresh veggie (they taste so much better than the canned)--then a salad will take care of either some veggies or fruits you need to get in. For breakfast I not a good source of information (I don't like cereal etc) but you can always add fruit to your cereal. I usually have a banana, if I scramble eggs I add some green pepper and onion to it. Good Luck

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5/16/11 9:06 P

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I'm not sure I have advice so much as questions. And I hope I don't sound critical; I'm just trying to figure out why there aren't enough calories left for fruits and veggies because those are so important to get into your diet.

How many calories are you consuming daily? Could your calorie count be too low? Are your serving sizes correct? How much protein are you aiming for?

I know you said the olive oil is in healthy measure but could you use a spray to cut down some on the fat (even though it's healthy fat you probably get that in other foods). We use a spray bottle that we fill with olive oil so it sprays less oil but we still get the flavor.

Are you putting veggies in your main dishes like soups and stir frys? Maybe use spaghetti squash instead of pasta or serve sliced meat, chicken or fish onto of a large bowl of salad greens. Someone else will probably come along with some better ideas.

By the way, Congratulations on cutting down on the sugar and on cooking healthier for your family I really believe this is a learning process and you'll get it down emoticon

Edited by: BET212 at: 5/16/2011 (21:07)
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5/14/11 1:31 A

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Hello everyone, I am cooking very healthy these past three days for my entire family and we are all loving it. We have gone completely sugar free and use only olive oil for fat and in extremely healthy measure. My Only problem has been that in order to have my alotted calories from fat and protien and stick to the few I am allowed
In carbs I have had a hard time figuring out where to put the veggies and have given up on fruit. If you have any helpful advice in that regard I would lOve to hear it.

Edited by: HEALTHYMOMA3 at: 5/14/2011 (01:35)
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