I had a hard time deciding what this last challenge would be. I wanted to continue through the full six weeks giving you guys challenges that you can do and eat
as opposed to things you can’t do or eat. I find that telling myself I can’t have something makes me want it even more! Is this true for you guys too?
What you can
2 SERVINGS OF FRESH FRUIT DAILY!
As usual, I will be participating in this challenge as well and although I am a big vegetable eater, I am not much of a fruit eater. I don’t know why. I like fruit. Some fruit prep is nearly effortless, such as washing an apple or peeling a banana. Either way, I choose other things to grab for snacks and somehow never get around to the fruit.
A few things that I will be doing to help myself with this challenge is to have a variety of fruit available and pre-wash all the fruit I buy (except berries, as they will get mushy) and I’m taking an apple on every commute. What ways can you think of that will make eating 2 servings of fresh fruit easier? I would love to hear your comments and suggestions!
One serving of fruit =
- 1/2 small mango
- 1 small apple
- 1 small banana
- 1 peach
- 1 small orange or nectarine
- 1 kiwi
- 2 clementines or mandarin oranges
- 2 small plums
- 16 grapes
- 12 cherries
- 3/4 cup pineapple,
- 3/4 cup blackberries or blueberries
- 1/2 of a large pear, grapefruit or papaya
- 1 cup of cubes of watermelon, cantaloupe or honeydew melon
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 1/4 cup whole strawberries
- 1 1/2 star fruit (carambola)
- 1/2 cup frozen fruit
Juices do not count in this challenge because I believe for many reasons, it is important to eat the entire fruit. I’ve included frozen fruit but, please buy fruits with no added sugars.
Smoothies are a wonderful option for getting in your 2 servings! Add 1 cup of fresh kale, (currently in season), for a beautiful, healthy smoothie that packs at least one fruit and
vegetable serving! I promise, you won’t taste the kale; you’ll be amazed!
and I hope to hear some feedback! I have many challenges in my mind and would love to expand on the 6 weeks of The One Thing Challenge, but I would like to hear back from my readers and followers first.
A few items that will make this challenge easier: