Foods You Should Eat Everyday Challenge – Day 5

If you didn’t catch my initial post with the list of the foods you should eat every day you can click here

For the first time in a long time I’ve found myself craving fruit.  I’m not really much of a sweets person unless it’s ice cream.  If you gave me a choice between a salad or a brownie, I’d choose the salad 9.9 times out of 10.  Sweets just aren’t my thing.  So, I don’t eat much fruit.  However, being on this challenge and eating either an orange or an apple every day, I find that I’m enjoying them more than I thought I would.  It’s not that I don’t like fruit, I’d just rather have carrot sticks. 

I’m still finding out that my original meal plan was just waaaay too much food.  As you’ll see below, there’s a lot that’s not getting eaten every day. 


Below is my original meal plan.  I’ve scratched through some things so that I can show you what I didn’t eat on day 5.

Day 5 Meal Plan:

Smoothie with 1c frozen blueberries, 1 T milled flax seeds, half of a banana and 1 carton of greek yogurt.

Eggs: Easy Bake Strata (recipe to come) (note: quiche/strata is about the only way I’ll eat eggs)

Apple (one very small jazz apple)
Green tea
Carrots (about 10 baby carrots)
Handful of nuts (about ¼ cup)

Sweet potatoes sautéed in olive oil with garlic and onions (recipe to come)
Salmon croquette (recipe to come)
Spinach salad w/ tomatoes, bell peppers, and mushrooms (I added a few green and black olives as well as some parmesan Italian dressing)

Green tea
Nature valley oat bar

Creamy Chicken and Pasta Bake (recipe to come)
Large glass milk

Cinnamon dark hot chocolate


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