I'd had enough of trying to squeeze fruit and vegetables into breakfast for one day. So it was toast with marmalade and proper butter.
As I said yesterday, I was on a soup drive so as well as my 'eat your greens' soup, I also made a batch of lentil and bacon, only reducing the quantity of lentils and water slightly and including carrots. That way, I could make it two different servings of vegetables in 1 portion. (Pulses can count as 1 of your 7 a day but only once per day.) I also took some watermelon, banana, two satsumas and an apple with me making my lunch 6 portions of fruit and vegetables.
It does prove you can get back on track if you start the day with a less than healthy breakfast but it does mean you feel a little bit like a rabbit later!
It is making me wonder though how I ever struggled to fit 5 a day in. Maybe my mindset is changing?
I'd concentrated a lot on fruit at lunchtime, and, let's face it, fruit is easy to eat. It's sweet and portable. So I made a very simple tea of breaded chicken with sweet potato wedges and peas. My son had his meals at nursery but I complimented his daily intake with a snack of a satsuma and some dried apple when he got home.
7 a day? Achieved! 8 different fruits and vegetables; red lentils, carrots, watermelon, banana, satsumas, apple, sweet potato and peas.
Today was easier actually. Maybe I'm getting used to this. I'm not convinced it's had a positive impact on my waistline though. If my scales hadn't run out of battery I'd confirm this but the main reason I say this is after my very healthy lunch; I still ate chocolate. I wasn't hungry, I just wanted chocolate.
Perhaps this is the thing which is forgotten so much in healthy eating advice? Food is an accessible luxury, a small opening to a way of saying "I deserve this, I've earned this", I think so many people, me included eat the 'wrong' things because of far more complicated reasons than "I'm hungry".
I would be absolutely honoured if you would consider nominating me in the Britmums BIB awards, especially the food category.