Getting your Five-a-Day (Guest Post)

five a dayGetting your five-a-day

If you sometimes struggle to eat enough fruit or vegetables throughout the day, then you might be interested in seeing my five-a-day menu plan which guarantees you get all those much needed vitamins into your diet. If you like a good bargain like me, be sure to look out for offers like buy one get one free on fruit and vegetables, because you are sure to get through them very quickly with my meal plan. If you are looking for some cooking inspiration for today’s lunch, then why not check out my Shrimp Salad recipe under my Recipes tab?

Many people find it difficult to eat their five-a-day, especially if they aren’t a huge fan of salads or they are fussy when it comes down to fruit. If you normally have a quick cereal bar for breakfast, buy a ham sandwich for lunch and order in pizza or Chinese for your friends when they come over to play at and watch movies as part of your girly Takeway-Tuesday nights, then this blog post will show you how you can easily add extra fruit and vegetables to your regular diet.

Breakfast – If you normally have a bowl of cereal for breakfast, then why not sprinkle a chopped banana, a chopped apple or a handful of raisins over your cereal? A glass of fruit smoothie also provides one of your five-a-day.
If you have enough time in the morning, you could even make a breakfast pot; simply pour some fruity yoghurt into a bowl and top with a chopped apple and pear, before adding a squeeze of honey and topping with some crunchy granola. This breakfast pot actually provides 2 of your five-a-day.

Lunch – If you used to just have a simple ham and cheese sandwich and a chocolate bar for lunch, why not add a few thick slices of cucumber and tomato into your sandwich? Rather than a chocolate bar, why not enjoy some carrot and celery sticks with some dip?

Dinner – If you can’t resist a curry, whether it’s a creamy Korma or a tangy Tikka, then why not try making a chicken, sweet potato, spinach and red pepper curry? You could serve it with a small side salad as well as rice to add in another one of your five-a-day.


This is a guest post.

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

9 comments… add one
  • Curry is SUCH a great dish for getting lots of veggie - I love a mild chicken curry. Have you tried East-West Grille in WH? :)
  • Great tips! Kas
  • I admit I have a hard time getting my 5 a day. These are some great tips. It is a little easier in the summer with all the yummy vegetables from the garden. Thank you for the great post!
  • My problem with getting enough fruits (in particular) is that I am single and fruit goes bad so quick. I do eat a banana a day, but to ensure I'm not having to go to the store every other day (because I hate shopping, LOL), I buy them fairly green, hoping they'll last the whole week. Canned/prepackaged stuff has too much sugar as well. So, I do what I can do. :)
  • I too want to thank you for the great tips to get the fruits and veggies in.
  • This is great advice! We bought a juicer last year and I find that juicing is the easiest way for me to get in my 5 =)
  • It is hard to get in 5 fruits and veggies a day...I try adding veggies to the meal without any one knowing. Good advice for sneaking them into your meals.
  • great advice! getting your 5 servings of veggies a day is not so hard once it becomes habit...that's the key
  • Thanks for the tips! I really need to work on eating more fruits and vegetables

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