I’m challenging myself to eat a more healthy diet this month. You can check this post for more information, but essentially I am turning to the USDA’s food pyramid for inspiration. This week’s goal is to hit or surpass the daily recommended allowance of veggies.
Here is a chart from MyPyramid.gov with the recommended allowances -
Since I’m a woman in my 20s my goal will be to eat at least 2.5 cups of veggies each day this week. The pyramid divides the veggie requirement into 4 subgroups – dark green vegetables, orange vegetables, dry beans and peas, and starchy vegetables - I’ll try to spread my consumption across all four groups.
Here are some examples of what “1cup” of means for the common veggies-
The website has good tips for including mores servings into your diet. Just like last week with fruit, I’ll being give my own ideas for squeezing in vegetables as well.
[All images and facts in this post sourced from http://www.mypyramid.gov]