The fruits and veggies rule is part of the February Challenge every year. I wish this choice wasn’t a challenge. I wish we were already eating lots of produce. It’s the stuff that keeps us healthy.
Unfortunately, most of us didn’t grow up with vegetables taking up 50% of the space on the dinner plate. Instead of supplementing our greens with a little bit of meat, we’re used to supplementing our meat with a little bit of greens. Have you ever ordered a supreme pizza and felt good about it because it included mushrooms, green pepper and onion?
The February Challenge is designed to change that. If you make fruits and veggies a focus for the entire month, you’ll notice some changes. You’ll be less fatigued; you’ll sleep better; your skin quality will improve; and you’ll spend less time sitting on the toilette, i.e., your stinky sinkers will turn into fluffy floaters. That’s an experience worth having 🙂
Bottom line: For the month of February, eat 4 cups or more of a combination of fruits and vegetables every day. Try adding a cup of frozen blueberries (thawed in the microwave) to yogurt or try making an omelette with 2 egg whites, one full egg, a little feta cheese and two cups of fresh spinach. The spinach will shrink when heated to less than 1/2 it’s original volume. This combination will give you tons of antioxidants and keep you satisfied for hours.
What’s your favorite way to add fruits and vegetables to your diet?