But despite that, it is only a few days away from that actual, literal first day of summer. I'm going to use these cloudy, cloudy days as time to stock up on vitamins. I'm going to start sticking to our friendly government's recommendations for eating veggies, because I've gotten into a pretty unfortunate habit of eating food that's pale and greasy. Also pizza (ah, pizza). And as good as pale and greasy is (ugh, that even sounds gross), I'm pretty sure this bod would prefer dark green and orange and steamed.
My unofficial personal challenge started yesterday. According to Canada's Food Guide, I should have 7-8 servings of fruits or vegetables every day.
One serving is a bit hard to measure:
- 1/2 cup of fresh/frozen/canned vegetable or fruit
- 1/2 cup of 100% juice
- 1 cup of leafy greens/salad
- 1 piece of fruit
Today, I'm on track, thankfully. Breakfast was not so fruitful (hah!) with just a few tablespoons of apple sauce with my oatmeal. But lunch was delicious! I made a spicy tomato sauce and served it over 2 cups of steamed asparagus and kale, with a toasted tomato-cheddar sandwich on the side. So I'm on the right track at least, even if I can't really calculate these servings completely accurately. There's certainly no harm in overdoing it on veggies, right?