I haven’t been diligent with posting about my goals with the Good Health Guidelines. For that, I apologize! However, I have some great news! I’ve been having 4-5 servings of fruits/veggies everyday!
How am I accomplishing this? Well, the produce stand near our house is a huge help! I diligently pack 1 satsuma and 1 banana in my lunch bag at work. Every week, I also buy a pineapple and when it’s ripe enough, I bring some of that to work as well. That right there is a potential for 3 servings of fruits in one day! With dinner, I usually cook two sides, both with vegetables being involved. I haven’t brought salads into my diet yet, but I’m slowly getting there. Baby steps, right?
Now that the fruits/veggies goal is almost fully incorporated, it’s time to make a goal for a new one: incorporating dairy into my diet!
I can say that this one will be pretty hard for me. I’m very picky with yogurts, hate the taste of plain milk yet have a love for ice cream and cheeses, which aren’t the healthiest options. 🙁
The guideline says to incorporate 2 servings of low fat or fat free servings of dairy each day. A serving is considered as one milk serving include 1 cup of milk or yogurt or 1 1/2 ounces of many cheeses. The reason/importance of dairy? Check out this article from Weight Watchers.
Some ideas I have to get my dairy servings in include:
- A cube of low-fat cheese. I’ll eat 1.5 oz. of cheese easily. 🙂
- Putting yogurt in a fruit smoothie…win/win…get fruit serving and dairy serving!
- Making a milkshake with low-fat ice cream and low-fat milk for a treat!
- Trying cottage cheese…I’m scared of it, but I’ve heard it’s pretty good. So, I need to find a good recipe for it, or just mix it with a LOT of fruit. 🙂
Do you have any ideas for me to make my daily dairy servings a habit?