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Have you had your 5 a day today?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
The government recommends that you should be eating 5 pieces of fruit and veg a day to maintain good health. http://www.5aday.nhs.uk/
I always try to but there are days when I don't, I make up for it other days and have loads! If I go without any for a while, I crave them.

I've had mine already and no doubt I will have more with dinner.
Mine are so far:

Tomatoes
Raisins
Cranberry juice
Peas
Carrots

What you had?
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Let me have a think:

    Pineapple juice
    Raisins
    Pasta with a tomato sauce made of tomatoes and onions
    Apple

    And I'm about to have some more juice. I've also got a veggie lasagne tonight with salad- so I reckon I'm on track :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ive so far had a banana and orange juice. But waking up 2 hours ago means ive only eaten breakfast.

    Just to point out, binging on fruit and veg is not adviced. Having 10 portions in one day will not make up for having 0 portions the previous day.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    So far today I've had a grapefruit, a tomato and a carrot.

    Planning a stirfry for dinner with peppers, onions, mushrooms and any other random things in the fridge!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've had carrots and peas so far today.
    Some days I do make an effort but other days ... not so much! Like Vicky though I make up for it on other days when I eat looooads of fruit and veg.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Naa, I've only had a banana

    I had carrot and coriander soup though.. does that count? :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lipsy wrote: »

    I had carrot and coriander soup though.. does that count? :p
    :yes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My fruity pebbles has six colors in it so I'm good for today and already have a head start on tomorrow.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've had a banana and some apple juice, and my cereal had some dried fruit in it. So not bad.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I had a whole packet of Fruit Pastels today and a stawberry sundae from McDonald's, so i have done my bit :D

    :thumb:

    PS: i did have fresh OJ for breakfast though :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mash.

    Don't think I ever manage the RDA.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Fuck no. I'm in uni, what do you expect?

    At home I get the veggies alright but not so much the fruit.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Scott. wrote: »
    Mash.

    Don't think I ever manage the RDA.
    potatoes don't count
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Blasphemy!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    VinylVicky wrote: »
    potatoes don't count

    Why not?

    It's a staple part of the Irish diet. :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Because they're starchy, apparently.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Scott. wrote: »
    Because they're starchy, apparently.

    So are a lot of "healthy" foods.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    VinylVicky wrote: »
    potatoes don't count


    Yeah, VV is right. Wish they did :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ive had fresh pineapple, pineapple juice, orange juice, dried apricots and an apple so far.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ive had fresh pineapple, pineapple juice, orange juice, dried apricots and an apple so far.

    No steak, bacon, chicken?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Errr I had onions on my sandwich?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm not doing very good! I've had some salad in my sandwich but only about 4 leaves!

    But yesterday I was awesome. I had an orange, a banana, apple and apricots in a crumble and vegetable pie with leeks, onions, carrots and parsnips in. That's gotta be 5
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've had super noodles, hula hoops and 1 rhubarb & custard sweet.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    tomato
    mushroom
    lettuce
    red onion (does that count?)
    melon

    for tea i`m havin steamed veg n fish

    so yes, i`ve been good today :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    deceelpool wrote: »
    I've had super noodles, hula hoops and 1 rhubarb & custard sweet.
    Oh dear!

    I've had a banana, some fresh pineapple and fresh melon and erm ....that's about it. I had sugar free blackcurrant jelly - does that count?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Does rasberry jam count?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nah I haven't eaten or drank anything yet!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ermm... I had half an onion (in some scrambled eggs), and a nectareen so far today.

    later I'll have veg of sorts, which will either be a portion of mixed veg (about 2 portions of veg worth I suppose). or another onion in a curry or something. unless I make my own pasta sauce, which'll be onion + a tin of chopped tomatoes.

    so I probably get 4 a day most days. it's a pain cooking for one and trying to include lots of ingredients, you end up with lots of half-things in the fridge.

    I always have atleast one portion of fruit at lunch, and 2 portions of veg at dinner. I'd get more if I could be arsed to lug cartons of fruit juice all the way back from sainsbury's. they're just too heavy :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    apple, carrot, couple of satsumas, shit load of frozen veg.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Haven't had mine yet... Usually do.
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    I've had two. Some orange juice and some raisins.
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