I am having a hard time getting all these in daily. I went out today and bought some watermelon, strawberries and grapes and make 6 bowls with 1 1/2 cup of the mixture in each. I am guessing around 2 points for this, what would you say?
Also, what are some suggestions to getting these all in?
...Great job everyone! Keep up the great job!....
My suggestion, to play it safe look in your 1st week starter book it lists all the foods for flex and core.
All fruits 1 cup 1 pt....
I get my veggies in using alot of lettuce for lunch and a big salad at nite before dinner. I used the Veggie Lovers Bagged Salad that you find in the supermarkets, it a big mixture of alot of stuff, including snow peas...
I might have some fruit in the afternoon, orange, apple cantelope in the morning I have a banana daily for the potassium...
Somedays I don't get them all in but thats ok....
Although I love fruits, I found I was having a hard time getting them into my day. When I have my breakfast oatmeal, it's easy to get ONE in, as I take whatever fruit sounds good,(usually a banana) and nuke it WITH the oatmeal, (Quaker Weight Control OR Kashi's cooked breakfast cereal, truly vanilla). Nuking them TOGETHER takes the hot cereal into a another wonderful realm of DELISH!!
My most effective recent method of getting a second fruit in is with my yogurt. I know everyone says this, but I hadn't tried it before. In the past few months since starting on MY weight loss road, I have discovered the absolute wonderfulness, , of frozen raspberries and blackberries, heck ANY frozen berry. I take a serving of any of these and mix them, whatever fat free yogurt I have, usually Dannon Lite and Fit.... I put the yogurt, the FROZEN berries and a packet of splenda together into a bowl. Brandie, it is like eating ICE CREAM, it is so gosh darned delicious this way. Yet, you are getting a healthy, nutritious dairy plus fruit in. Really good, and you can check THAT fruit off for the day!
I recently have been getting my fruit by buying the Kroger fruit in a jar that sweetened w/ splenda. It's in the canned fruit aisle. They have peaches, mixed fruit, and appricots from what I've seen at my Krogers. It serves 2 1/2 cups for 3 points. I also get some fruits through Smart Ones or Healthy Choice meals, and have found many Campbells Chunky Soups that are loaded w/ veggies for only 4 points for the whole can. I also have recently been sauteing frozen vegetables in the a Tbs of olive oil w/ seasonings. This gives them a good taste and gets my oil in for the day that I need.
I used to think it was 5 fruits PLUS 5 veggies!!!
But various leaders I asked have said NO it is 5 fruits and veggies for a total of 5!!!!
That made a big difference!!!
well I always have some sort of fruit w/breakfast..usually a banana ...and veggies is my hard part. I only like green beans, mixed veggies, or cooked carrots..so sometimes I add that to my dinner.
To me, fruits are easier. I also LOVE the dole mixed fruit cups..they're 1pt. I almost always have one for lunch along w/my meal.
Hope that helps
I go in spurts, i always have bananas on hand, and apples and oranges, but when i go and get one usually all i find is an empty bag :(..
I did buy some strawberries and i think i ate one or two.
Truthfully i would love to have fresh watermelon,grapes,honeydews,cantalopes, etc, every day,but the price of them is outrageous and half the time they don't even look ripe.
I have no problem getting in my veggies.