|Dinner - Rotini Alfredo with peas|
We have completed Day 7! For the first time in my life I have kept a food diary and have kept track of eating five colors of food a day for one week. I am pleased to announce that we did it! It takes some planning but I tried to keep the meals simple and allowed room for us to eat out occasionally.
Today was easy. As you can see below we ate all of our colors by lunch time. When you can combine fruits and vegetables it makes things easier. If you read all of my posts you will notice that everyday we ate dried cranberries. At the moment, that is one of my son's favorite foods. That and almond milk. I hope I gave you a few suggestions for eating different fruits and vegetables in your daily diet.
A really great book about eating five fruits and vegetables is called Gimme Five! by Nicola Graimes. I bought it at a bookstore in Ireland (it's British) and am not sure where you can buy one in Germany or the States. The book gives a lot of information on the nutritional needs of children, the nutrients found in the different fruits and vegetables, and has some great recipes. An example of something I didn't know - children need 3 fruits and 2 vegetables per day, while adults should eat 2 fruits and 3 vegetables. If you are unable to find Gimme Five! then you could try Five-a-Day Fruit and Vegetables Cookbook by Kate Whiteman or another book like it.
Breakfast: cereal and blueberry, strawberry, and banana almond milk smoothie
Lunch: carrot sticks, chopped cucumbers, and cheese pizza
Snack: goldfish crackers, dried cranberries, and yogurt
Dinner: Pasta with homemade Alfredo sauce, green peas, and baked cheese sticks
Green: cucumbers, green peas
Red: cranberries, strawberries