The pledge is to basically add an extra cup of veggies to your daily eats.
The timing is great for me as I just got back from vacation and, whenever I’m away, I get renewed inspiration for revamping my daily eats and one decision I came out of my vacation with was definitely that I want to eat more veggies again. I love them but they’re fresh and go off easily and you get into such a rut sometimes of going for quick and easy things.
One thing that definitely helped is that I ate out a lot while away, and got a lot of inspiration from different restaurant menus. Delicious new salad combinations and veggie-packed wraps and sandwich ideas have my tastebuds going!
Also, I still of course am trying to get that protein in.
So with all that in mind, let’s take a look at how I did today, counting servings of vegetables and grams of protein as I went:
Banana Protein Pancakes. Boo-ya. Topped with unsweetened applesauce as always :). Recipe here.
Vegetable servings: 0
Protein grams: 14.5
A delicious gourmet sandwich (haha maybe…homemade at least). Whole grain bread spread with lowfat herbed cream cheese and stuffed with avocado, cucumber slices and alfalfa sprouts! Then served with carrot and cucumber sticks dipped in lowfat ranch dressing.
Also had some unphotographed raspberries and pineapple chunks for dessert.
Vegetable servings: 2
Protein grams: 10
The most delicious chocolate protein shake ever (here seen in my Magic Bullet to-go container – I was at work! Sorry about the lack of glamour). I Tweeted about this, saying it tastes like melted chocolate ice cream – and it really does. Today, to boost my veggie intake, I whirred in a handful of spinach leaves. I will post this soon, it so needs to be shared!
Vegetable servings: 1-2
Protein grams: 30.2
Delicious new potato salad I got from a magazine I read on the plane. The original recipe served it with steak slices; I subbed in Portobello mushroom slices. If you like the look of it I will post the adapted recipe. I had this for dinner a few times last week – you may have seen it on Instagram! It’s a HUGE salad.
Vegetable servings: 4
Protein grams: 12.2
Mini Toblerones x 2. Yummayyyy 🙂
Vegetable servings: alas, 0
Protein grams: surprisingly, 1!
Vegetable servings: 0
Protein grams: 11
Total servings of veggies: 7-8 (nice!)
Total grams of protein: 78.9 (nice!)
Woo-hoo! I call it a success :).
- Do you count your protein intake from time to time?
- Are you taking part in Jenn’s challenge (I know you don’t need to, Sara, you veggie supergirl you!) this month?