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5.6 Eat Your Vegetables

Aim for 4 – 5 servings of vegetables each day.

A serving can be:

  • 1 cup of raw veggies
  • ½ cup of cooked veggies.

This can be done by adding spinach, tomatoes, and bell peppers to sandwiches. Also, by filling half of your plate with collard greens next to that mac and cheese. Or, extra lettuce and tomatoes with those tacos and burritos. A salad is also a great way to eat a lot of vegetables. To make this possible, I try to always eat vegetables with my lunch and dinner.

Some examples of vegetables:

  • Beets
  • Bell peppers
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Callaloo
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chili peppers
  • Collard greens
  • Eggplant
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • String Beans
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Turnip greens
  • Yams
  • Yucca/Cassava
  • Zucchini

Let’s play a game called how many vegetables on this list do you like…how many did you choose? It’s much easier to eat fruits because they are sweet! I’ll admit, I love fruits more than I love vegetables. But, I’ve found a way to add more vegetables to my plate. I eat the ones I like, and I add it to foods that I like. In lesson seven we’ll talk more about how to include more vegetables in your meals.

What to do if you don’t like vegetables 

Easy ways to make vegetables taste great 

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