Happy Wednesday! It’s my favourite day of the week – What I Ate Wednesday! You can head over to see Jenn at Peas and Crayons to see some more awesome eats.
This week’s intention was to eat more vegetables. I usually eat LOTS of veggies at my main meals (lunch and dinner) but I find that I skip out on them throughout the rest of the day. With this little goal in mind let’s see how I did for the day…
There are so many ways to incorporate extra servings of vegetables into your diet (heck I could probably write 7 posts on the topic…). For today I’m going to talk about where I was able to sneak in more veggies in the meals I ate throughout the day.
At breakfast, I had my typical oatmeal but I also added a veggie based smoothie to get in some otherwise missed dark leafy greens.
Breakfast 8am//Perfect Microwave Oatmeal + Swiss chard, spinach, apple, pineapple, lemon, and blueberry smoothie.
For lunch I packed a variety of vegetables. All of these had been pre-made earlier in the week to allow for easy lunch packing on days that were too crazy to cook.
Yes, pumpkin is a vegetable and I’m counting it here!
Snack 3:00pm// Pumpkin Walnut Muffin + extra old cheddar cheese
I packed extra veggies so that I could chow down on some on my drive from one class to another.
Snack/Early Dinner 4:30pm// Rest of the veggies from lunch [unpictured]
Baby carrots are a perfect snack to eat in class (even if they are noisy!) Side note: how awesome are my normal distribution curves?
Mr. A did a fantastic job of sneaking extra vegetables into the sauce he made while I was in class. I swear he had no idea I was doing a vegetable related post today. Usually we make a sauce with a meat, tomatoes, spices, and that’s it, but this time he added some mushrooms too!
I’d say I did not bad on the vegetable front today, vegetables at every meal and snack – of course that’s if you’re including the pumpkin muffin! A definite win for me!
How do you make sure you get enough vegetables in your diet?