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Old 11-20-2017, 10:52 AM   #1
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Post Only 1 in 10 Americans Eat Their Fruits & Veg

We read this in the paper this morning
and were just shocked, really.


I had to stop and think pretty hard about this one...
do we eat enough fruits & veg in our home?
I'm going to have to start keeping better track again I think.


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Old 11-20-2017, 11:56 AM   #2
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I love fresh fruits, but it is hard to get good stuff in the winter. I like veggies, too, but don't know that I eat as much as I should.


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Old 11-20-2017, 11:59 AM   #3
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Me too... I could do much better...

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Old 11-20-2017, 12:16 PM   #4
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I think we do pretty well. We almost always have fruit/veggies at all meals. Every morning we have some sort of fruit with our breakfast: grapefruit, clementines, fresh berries, etc.

Lunchtime is about the same but if most often grapes. There's always a basket of grapes on the table. I'll grab some as I walk by.

Suppertime includes at least two vegetables and, occasionally, one of our desserts will be made of fruit: apple pie, blueberry pie, etc.

There's a three-tier basket rack on the kitchen counter that is filled with apples, bananas, etc. Glenn loves really green bananas and there are a bunch of them most of time.

Summertime is the best when our counter rack is filled with all sorts of goodies, but we'll have to wait for next summer to enjoy those treats.
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:34 PM   #5
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I think you've got the title of thread backwards...
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Old 11-20-2017, 12:38 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
I think you've got the title of thread backwards...
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:53 PM   #7
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I love veggies more than fruits. My fruits can be counted on one hand. I often when looking for a snack to munch on, will go into the freezer and get out a bag of peas, green beans, or some other veggie just for something to satisfy me. I think my favorite veggies are petite peas and broccoli. I can sit and eat a small bag in one sitting. I would rather have a veggie than a piece of meat.

My ideal meal would consist of peas and broccoli, baked tater and a very small piece of meat.

A couple of years ago, I asked for a table so I could sit and eat a meal like a normal person. And there it sits used for everything but a meal. I eat at the computer, night stand or even the kitchen counter. Pirate sits in his chair eating his meal. We have yet to sit down and eat a meal together. And more often than not, they are two different meals. He cooks his, I cook mine.

I think this is going to be my New Years Resolution. To develop better eating habits and meals.
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Old 11-20-2017, 02:11 PM   #8
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I'm among the 1.
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Old 11-20-2017, 04:25 PM   #9
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I do fine on the amounts of fruit and vegetables but I should be a little more adventurous and expand the variety of fruits and vegetables that I eat.
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Old 11-20-2017, 04:39 PM   #10
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Being a vegetarian, I guess I don't have much of a choice.

Over the summer, I took pics of my fridge and counters after I had unloaded the produce. I had never really thought about it until I looked and saw veggies and fruit everywhere. It didn't include all the stuff I had outside in the garden at the time. And it represents a typical week of shopping in my house.
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