Monday, 11 February 2013

Fruity February

I've finished my first week of 10 fruit and vegetable portions challenge.
In some ways it's not been too tricky, I do tend to eat quite a lot of fruit and veg and as I'm vegetarian there's always veg in all my meals. I have on a couple of occasions found myself eating a late night apple or pomegranate or spinach soup to try and make a better total though!

This is what I've been eating.
1st )   1 apple, 2 bananas, 1 portion of strawberries, 1 onion, plenty of spinach, half a courgette, home made soup (2 portions), celery =10
2nd)   strawberries, banana, raisins, soup(2), lychees, mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, sweetcorn, spring onion =11
3rd)   soup (2), big salad(3), beans, lychees, apple = 8
4th)   strawberries, banana, raisins, soup(3) pomegranate, stew with kale, tomatoes, courgette, spinach, onions, beans and peppers = 11
5th)   2 apples, 2 bananas, soup(1), raspberries, courgette, pepper, tomatoes, mushroom, onion =11
6th)  2 apples, banana, 2 oranges, soup (2) veg noodles(1) strawberries =9
7th) strawberries, 2 bananas, raisins, 2 apples, soup(2) aubergine, tomatoes = 10

I eat a lot of soup, in fact I've had soup every single day this week. This is for two reasons, firstly I had a rather painful and not exactly successful trip to the dentist on the 1st that is still bothering me and secondly, it is very easy for me to put a tin of soup in my bag for lunch every day which means I don't have to do any preparation for my lunch. As I've been having tinned soup I've put the number of veg contained in the soup next to it, most of the soup we buy says "Contains 2 of your 5 a day" or sometimes 1 or 3, I'm not too sure about these claims but I'll count it here.

I am starting to feel fuller most of the time and I've noticed that I'm choosing to eat fruit a lot of the time instead of chocolate or biscuits, I'll how long that lasts though!


  1. That's an impressive daily tally of fruit and veg. Plus, this all looks so inspiringly healthy AND delicious.

    1. Thank you :) I'm finding this challenge really tasty and a great way to make sure I try eating new things