Did you know that each person needs at least 7 servings of fruits and vegetables per day? Are you getting enough servings for you and your family at the grocery store?....... If each person needs at least 7 servings a day, for 7 days, and this is for everyone in your family, figure it out......
Sonia's family = 6 people x 7 servings per day = 42 servings per day x 7 days per week = 294 servings per week. WOW! That's a lot of fruit and vegetables!
It's hard enough for you and I to get enough fruits and vegetable in. So, how do we get our kids to eat enough of them? Here are a few of my tips.
1) Eat them yourself. You think you do, but do you really? Track them for a few days and find out. When they see you eating more (with a smile on your face) they will see you won't die from broccoli overload!
2) Smoothies. They are all the rage and they taste good. You can start easy... something like a chocolate, banana, peanut butter smoothie and then as time goes on add in other fruits and potentially vegetables.
3) Go heavy on the fruits. I know... fruits have more sugar. But pick your battles - if you want to drop sugar, get rid of the candy, junk food & pop - NOT the fruit! I'd rather have them eat all fruits and get some super nutrients than cut them off after 2-3 servings.
4) Know portion sizes. Measure out ALL the servings at one time and let your kids see that it's really not that much that they have to eat daily. (Serving Sizes: 1 medium fruit or vegetable, 1 Cup leafy vegetable, 1/2 Cup cooked or raw, 3/4 Cup juice, 1/4 Cup dried)
Want to get fruits and vegetables all at once? Try a delicious Berry Smoothie
Don't you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? 1 Corinthians 6:19