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Veggie Monster Challenge

Veggie Monster Challenge

...  Monster Challenge Rules & Instructions Each day, keep a tally of the number of fruit/vegetable servings beside their name. The recommended servings for age and gender are found at the top of the chart.  1 serving of fruits or vegetables: ½ cup chopped fruit or vegetables 1 cup leafy greens 1 medium apple, orange, tomato, etc. Each day add a “Daily Challenge” to encourage family members to try something new or do something they don’t always do. Some examples you can use: Try a new vegetable Eat a certain vegetable raw, cooked, etc. Have a fruit with breakfast Have 3 different vegetables with dinner The Daily Challenge can be the same for all members or each member can have a unique one. At the end of the week, reward yourselves for good ...

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Healthy Eating On a Tighter Budget

Healthy Eating On a Tighter Budget

...  don’t need to spend a lot of money to stick to a healthy diet. While you may decide to buy those expensive organic crackers or keep your fridge stocked with pricey imported vegetables, but it isn’t necessary to spend that much on healthy eating. In fact, some of the healthiest meals can be the cheapest if you take the time to put together the right recipes and meal plans. Convenience Foods Pre-packaged snack foods and ready made meals are often more expensive than making your own meals and are usually loaded with extra sugars, fats, and preservatives. Preparing veggies and low fat dip as a snack is not only one of the healthiest things to munch on, it’s incredibly inexpensive. Instead of grabbing a breakfast burrito from your local drive-thru, making one at home will cost a fraction of the price and you can cut back on the oils you use while packing it full with more veggies. Fruits and Veggies Sometimes our favourite produce isn’t in season and trying to get that basket of berries we love to snack on can be very expensive. Frozen fruits and vegetables keep all their nutrients so shop in the frozen section and stock up when your favourites are on sale. When those fruits and vegetables are in season, buy a large quantity and store them in your freezer if it’s an item that freezes well. Create a Menu Plan your meals in advance and keep ready made snacks and meals on hand for times when you think you’ll be too busy or tired to cook. Quite often, after a long day of work and school when everyone’s wiped out, it can be all too ...

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