(Side note: I’m totally obsessed with Kermit and Miss Piggy, and one of my very favorite movies is The Muppets Take Manhattan. It’s a true classic.)
Clients often tell me that with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is difficult to work fruits and vegetables into their diets. This is understandable, especially since cookies seem to be more abundant than carrots during this time of year (except for the carrots that are left out for Santa’s reindeer, of course).
Here are some easy and convenient ways to ensure that you’re still getting some produce in your diet:
Make green or fruit smoothies in the morning. Toss some kale or spinach in a blender along with a banana and some milk, and you’ve got yourself a delicious healthy smoothie! You can even put it in a thermos and take it to work. Keep green powders in your pantry (I like this brand) for those times when you’re fridge is bare.
Dust off your juicer. I’ve made no secret of my love for juicing. Simply put, juicing is an incredible way to infuse your body with tons of vitamins and minerals.
Have a side salad with dinner. Whether you’re eating pasta, pizza, or a burger, you can work in those greens by starting your meal with a salad or having it along with the your meal. Plus, the fiber will fill you up and prevent you from overeating.
Keep fruits and vegetables handy for snacking. Leave some fruit on your counter and/or keep some veggies cut up in the fridge. When you get hungry in between meals, these foods are the perfect snack.
Go the convenient route. Fresh is always best, but in a pinch, you can try store-bought green drinks or smoothies (typically found near the produce section of the grocery store). Odwalla recently came out with some more dairy-free products (my favorite is the green Superfood drink).
Because I want you to get your green on, FIVE readers will receive a coupon good for one Odwalla 12 fluid ounce juice, drink, or smoothie.
All you have to do to win is leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite way to sneak some greens into your day. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 20th.
I probably eat about 8 to 12 servings of fruits and veggies a day – getting back to eating salads for lunch and putting some green on the plate for dinner. I love having clementines on hand as well as apples and bananas. Have a Great Weekend:)
I'm Erin, the happy gal behind The Grass Skirt, which is named after my signature smoothie. Here I share how I maintain a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle, my favorite recipes, workouts and products, and my love for Lionel Richie. Hope you'll enjoy reading!