Sunday, 20 May 2012

Week 1: Real Food Challenge: Two fruits and vegetables per meal

The Real Food Challenge (Week 1): Eat a minimum of two different fruits or vegetables (preferably organic) with every breakfast, lunch, and dinner meal.


Since we usually eat a hot breakfast like Chinese porridge, there's always a green veg or pickled veggies as accompaniment.

For the kids, I'd include diced tomato/bell peppers into our scrambled eggs, which the boy will eat as he hates tomatoes.

The girl loves tomatoes though with her bacon/ham and eggs :)


The toddler will have no problem since she's always having a soft porridge like this colourful potato, carrot and celery porridge:

For lunch, I fixed this salad for myself during the first week of the "Real Food Challenge" , which is a protein + vegetable salad or 香肠 (sèlā).

 Lettuce leaves (生菜, shēngcài)
 Cherry tomatoes (西红柿, xīhóngshì)
 Cheese sausages (香肠, xiāngcháng)
 Balsamic vinegar dressing (色拉调味料, sèlā tiáowèiliào?)

1. Tear up lettuce leaves into squares or strips.
2. Wash and half cherry tomatoes. You can also leave them whole.
3. Cut slits in the cheese sausages and grill them in the oven for 4-5 minutes.
3. Drizzle balsamic vinegar dressing all over the salad and dig in!

P/S I later realized that the cheese sausages are processed food but what choice does a working Mom have for now?


I had no problem having 2 vegetables for dinner when my ayi was around because she'd always cook a BIG plate of leafy greens...

Plus, we'd always have a type of fruit for dessert.

Hmm...looks like this Mom will have to do a bit more meal planning to achieve this goal.

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