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5-a-Day Challenge

For those of you interested in joining me as I take up my WW leader's challenge to eat 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day — EVERY DAY — for 30 days.

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Comment by Angela on July 8, 2009 at 4:05pm
How large is a serving? I can figure out the 1 apple=1 serving part. But what about things like salad? What would 3 cups of salad be?
Comment by JillianBean on July 8, 2009 at 5:14pm
Good question Angela...I myself would consider a cup of salad to be 1 serving of veggies...does that sound right?

So far today, I have had 5 servings - 1 cup grapes, 1 cup cherries, 1 nectarine, 2 cups of tomato red pepper soup. Still to come, the apple I'll eat on the way home, and the salad I am having for supper tonight. I've totally overdone it today!! Hopefully tomorrow will be just as good. :)
Comment by Angela on July 8, 2009 at 5:37pm
One cup sounds good.
Comment by Arlene on July 9, 2009 at 3:28am
My leader says a serving of veggies is 1 cup raw, 1/2 cup cooked ... so your 3 cups would be three servings. Good job!
Comment by Robin Bachman on July 9, 2009 at 8:41am
I just had 2 cups of fruit for breakfast; 1 cup of watermelon and a cup of cantaloupe. Yummy!!
Comment by Arlene on July 9, 2009 at 12:33pm
I had an apple with a granola bar for breakfast.
Comment by Angela on July 9, 2009 at 1:06pm
You guys are doing great! Let's see where I'm at. 1 plum, 1 C watermelon, 2 C salad. I'm almost there! I'm having a plum for an afternoon snack, plus I'll probably have more watermelon before the day is done. Today will be lighter than normal on the veggies because my significant other is cooking supper.
Comment by Jennifer von Ebers on July 9, 2009 at 2:09pm
Such a great idea!!! I need to do this!! This morning I had blueberries and a banana on my cereal, I am eating sugar snap peas with my lunch, and I have an apple and carrots for this afternoon! I just need to do that more every day!! This challenge will be great!
Comment by Michele Dochat on July 9, 2009 at 2:33pm
ok, so 5 a day fruits and veggies...I can do this...

Today so far:

salad at lunch - only counts as 1, just lettuce w/chicken salad and some light dressing

2 clementines

so I'm at three...I'll take care of the rest at dinner time!! - great news is that my veggie garden is looking supreme and fresh tomatoes are just a week or so away!!! WOO HOO!!!
Comment by Arlene on July 9, 2009 at 4:29pm
My, our little group is growing! That's fantastic. Welcome, everyone.

I had a cup of watermelon as a morning snack and a California roll with pickled ginger for lunch, so I'm up to 3 servings so far today. Just 2 more to go!

Those clementines sound yummy. I may have to pick some up tomorrow (it's payday).

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