The facilitator suggested incorporating at least two fruits/veggies into each meal, and though that may sound painfully obvious, I have found it a helpful goal, and more easily attainable during this summer season. Since the discussion, I've been trying to be more creative in consuming more fruits and veggies throughout the day. I'm curious, though, how others of you incorporate fruit into breakfast (other than juice).
I think I may have stumbled onto a spinach smoothie I'm willing to drink, and it's super simple! The other day I wanted a smoothie, but I didn't have much to work with. I remembered I had some orange juice concentrate in the freezer, so I put a couple spoonfuls of that, a little water, and a banana and blended it up. It was delicious and so easy that I did it again the next day. I saw some spinach in the fridge that was on it's way out and threw a handful of that in the second time, and it was delish! I may keep experimenting, but I am happy to have found a combination I like.
Going back to the workshop I went to. . . If you're a label reader, I'm curious what you check for. The facilitator asked that question, and it was fascinating to hear the differences. For instance, I usually check for fiber and sugar; she said she always checks the serving size and ingredient list. So please share--I'm interested to hear!
As a funny sidenote, I think it's neat to see all the colorful fruit and veggie peelings in the compost bucket--it's a good visual reminder to keep eating lots of (natural!) colors. We tend to stick to the same produce most of the time, but I've been branching out a bit lately.
Your turn--how do you incorporate fruit into breakfast? And what do you check for on food labels?