Do you ever pay attention to how many servings of fruits and veggies you eat in a day? I usually don’t, but once in a while I like to think about it. For some reason on Sundays I always struggle to eat more than a couple of servings, so Mondays are a good day for me to eat lots of the good stuff.
As I listed my food from the day (Monday) I also made a note of approximately how many servings of fruits and veggies were in each:
1. Banana (1)
2. Eggs with bacon, spinach, and tomatoes; bacon; fried plantains; blueberries (4)
3. Chocolate brownie bites (1)
4. Salad: spring mix, peppers, cucumbers, grilled chicken, olive oil (3)
5. Raisins (1)
6. Lara bar (1)
7. Apple with peanut butter (1)
8. Salad: Spring mix with olive oil; Vegetable lasagna (3)
Total servings of fruits and veggie: 15
This is very much estimated because some things I was unsure of exactly what made one serving.
As I was documenting what I was eating I also started to think about my weird eating habit: I need to always eat my food in a certain order. I usually start either with the vegetable or with the food I like the least. I try to save my favorite part of the meal for last. I think I started eating my vegetables first when I was really little and was told that I couldn’t leave the dinner table until I ate my vegetables, so I figured I should just get it over with. I used to be pretty pick about vegetables, but probably better than most kids.
Do you ever keep track of how many fruits and veggies you eat in a day?
Do you have any weird eating habits?
Thanks, Jenn, for hosting the link-up!