ok ladies...I need something to psych me up here and I was skipping around on other low carb sites doing some research and come across this idea.
A lot of us may not be getting the fruits and veggies in we need each day. EVEN ON ATKINS. We are allowed 3 cups of veggies a day so I wondered how can we make 3 cups into the 5 servings of fruits and veggies we need.
So what is a serving:
1 C. raw leafy greens
1 medium fruit
3/4 C. vegetable juice or 100% fruit juice
1/2 C. fresh, frozen or canned fruit or vegetable
1/2 C. cooked peas or beans (cooked dry, frozen or canned)
1/4 C. dried fruit
Ok, so now how do we convert this to Atkins? The leafy greens are easy and I for one definitely have more than 1 cup a day. The fruit is easy also, blueberries, strawberries. The 1/2 cup fresh veggies for me would be celery or cukes. The beans I get in the form of black soy beans...I think they count. And the dried fruit.....hhhmmmm I will have to think on that one.
So, how about we start a campaign on getting in our 5 a day! Want to join me?