One of my 2018 New Years Resolutions is this: Eat Ten Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Every Day.
I recently started making myself very aware of my produce intake. I consider myself a healthy eater. I eat real, whole foods and make almost everything at home. Some days were great. I would easily get the recommended amounts of F&V in, but some days were pitiful. I'd end up getting only 2-3 servings total. It is easier to do than you may realize. Have a couple eggs on toast for breakfast, a quick peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch, and before you know it, the day is nearing the end and dinner and a snack is all you have left.
In my opinion, getting as many F&V in everyday that you can, is one of the most important things you can do for your health. So it's time to make a change. I downloaded a F&V counter app on my phone and started incorporating a daily smoothie, and more focus with each meal on a hefty source of greens. Admittedly, my pregnancy craving is fruit (Yay!), so my snacks include fresh whole fruits like apples and pears. Below I have listed a weekly grocery list that will provide enough F&V for one person to eat ten servings a day. This daily goal is broken down into 4 servings of fruit and 6 servings of vegetables. One serving of fruit is 1/2 cup or one medium sized fruit and one serving of vegetable is 1 cup raw or 1/2 cup cooked. I hope this helps inspire and ease your life into including more of these miracle rainbow foods!
How it looks for me on a daily basis: