I was listening to a podcast this weekend and heard the host say that the average American eats 1.5 servings of veggies a day! I am not sure there is agreement on the number but when I participated in a health challenge a few years ago, we were aiming for 7-9 fruits and veggies a day with the emphasis on veggies. Lately I have been starting the day with a plate of steamed veggies topped with a poached egg, taking a green drink for my mid-morning snack, and making sure that a good portion of my dinner plate is filled with veggies. I have learned how to eat “riced” cauliflower instead of rice and use my spiralizer to substitute squash for pasta. It takes a bit of thinking but I am trying to make it a habit, veggies at very meal.
How many veggies are you eating?