To boost my fruit and vegetable servings I 'double up' during meals. If a half cup of peas is a serving, I'll take a whole cup. I also make my meats & pastas the smaller 'sides' to the dish. You have a much healthier and balanced meal that way.
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I often eat half a serving of both protein and carbs with a regular size serving of veggies AND then I add at least two or three servings of veggies for my meals only. Most of the time the veggies I add consist of salad greens without dressing. I love he taste of plain old salad greens with my meals. For snacks I eat fruit and some kind of protein. Of course, I drink a lot of water every day, too.
Make an effort to get as many fruits & veggies in by lunchtime so as to reach your 8 servings daily. Put extra veggies in an omelet, make a large salad, a loaded veggie sandwich or even a nice homemade veggie soup. Even snacking on raw veggies & fruit adds up quickly & helps aid in weightloss
i find that if i can get in a couple of servings of fruits and veggies for breakfast, i am more likely to meet my 5 servings quota.. to do this - one fruit and a glass of juice* can total up to 3 servings..
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