Add a fruit and vegetable to every meal.
Doing this one small thing will automatically increase your produce intake to at least six servings a day. You’ll eat less unhealthy foods if you fill up with healthy and low-calorie fruits and vegetables. If you mix up which fruits and veggies you enjoy with each meal, you’re also likely to hit your appropriate amounts of daily vitamins and minerals.
How easy is this? If you took my challenge last week, even on your busiest days you can just pull out your bowls of prepared fruits and vegetables or create a quick and healthy salad with your already prepared greens and dressing. So no excuses of “I don’t have enough time” are allowed here.
This is also something you can make fun for the whole family. Create a challenge for your kids to see who can hit their servings for each meal. Let them pick out a new fruit and veggie each week from the grocery – often kids are more likely to try something they have chosen themselves.
This week I challenge you to try it for a week and see how you feel. Don’t overthink it, just make sure to include at least one fruit and one vegetable every time you have a meal. I’d love to hear in the comments how this made you feel, so please share!
Looking for more ways to improve your health (and by default your family’s health)? Let’s talk – I love to help busy working moms create a healthier and happier life!