Healthy Eating

My smart habit this week is healthy eating. To be honest, I was never an unhealthy eater, I don’t care much for fast food, and I don’t have a sweet tooth, but I didn’t eat really great stuff either. A few weeks ago a typical lunch for me would be a sandwich, chips and soda. Not terribly healthy.

Since I have given up soda, my taste buds have changed. I have always liked fruit, but I never loved it. Now that I am not drinking the syrupy sweet stuff, fruit tastes delicious! I actually crave it!

The other problem I had with eating healthier is that it didn’t seem fun. I mean it is fun to tear into a bag of doritos and pop open a soda. Peeling an orange… not so fun. The past few weeks I have tried to make healthy food that looks great and tastes great too.

Now my typical day goes like this.

Breakfast: One of the following; Grape Nuts, Cheerios with sliced bananas, whole wheat bagel, whole wheat pancakes, with a glass of orange juice.

Lunch: Smoothie (strawberry, orange, pineapple, and spinach), salad, or tuna salad sandwich on w/w. I will grab an apple if I am still hungry.

Dinner: I have started to make healthier meals. You can view one of my menu’s here.

I try really hard to make my food look good, because then I am more likely to eat it and like it. I know that sounds weird but that is just how I am!

Doesn’t this just make you want to have a salad for lunch?

Laura at Heavenly Homemakers has really motivated me to up my servings of fruits and vegetables. My goal is 6 servings a day. I checked out the serving sizes and I think this week I probably averaged about 5 servings a day. I am doing better than I was a few weeks ago, but I still would like to improve.

My healthy eating is also motivated by my garden. If it succeeds I will have more fruit and veggies than I know what to do with. Currently I have over 60 tomato plants that have sprouted! I guess one of my future smart habits will be learning to can!

Check out Lara’s blog for more Smart Habit Saturday!


Comments

  1. Wow, that’s impressive. I lnow what you mean about having more veggies than you know what to do with and taking up canning.

  2. Wow, are you going to plant all those baby tomatoes in your garden? That is a lot of canning. I’m anxious to plant a big garden but I can’t say I’m excited for all the work of canning this fall.

    I’ve been drinking green smoothies to try to get more veggies down. I would like to have one every day but it doesn’t always happen.

  3. Five servings a day? That’s right around 5 more servings a day than I usually eat.

    I’ve never been much of a veggie or fruit person; I’m a milk, bread, and chocolate girl. Unfortunately, that also means that my kids eat a lot like I do. I think I really need to keep reading your blog so I can get motivated not only to bake more, but also to make more nutritious food for my family!

  4. WHAT a great habit. I hope to hear more from you–keep us updated!!

  5. I just wanted to come by and tell you what a great job you’re doing…and to tell you how much your success is emcouraging ME! Thank you!

  6. That salad does look good. I want to eat more fruits and veggies but it is hard.
    I love your pics a few posts down about your head start on gardening. I’ve got mine all ready to go, but I haven’t started yet. Monday…
    Antoinette

  7. Eating more fruits and veggies can be a challenge in the beginning, but once you do it regularly you’ll feel great. You’ve reminded me to stock up on my fruits and veggies for the week. Good luck!

  8. I think I’m in the same boat. I always thought I was doing fine because I didn’t eat anything that was really bad. But I need to focus more on putting healthy food in my body, not just avoiding the bad stuff.

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