5 Lessons From The True Food Challenge

The kids and I were invited to participate in True Food Kitchen's High Five Challenge.  We love True Food Kitchen and we're always open to learning more about healthy eating, so we signed up.  We received an email outlining resources (including a game board) to help get us our five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

We found the "game" to be a good motivator that gave us the inspiration to dust off our juicer.  We also gained a whole lot of good tips.

                                 Here are our TOP 5 TIPS

1.  As a guideline, a serving is 1/2 cup. Yes, only a 1/2 cup. For a visual, that’s a few carrot sticks or a handful of grapes.

2.  Make at least half of your grains whole grains.

3.  Vegetarian options in the Protein Foods Group include beans and peas, processed soy products, and nuts and seeds. Meat and poultry choices should be lean or low-fat.

4.  Any vegetable or 100% vegetable juice counts as a member of the Vegetable Group. Vegetables may be raw or cooked; fresh, frozen, canned, or dried/dehydrated; and may be whole, cut-up, or mashed.

5.  Offer kids fruit pieces and 100% fruit juice. There is often little fruit in “fruit-flavored” beverages or chewy fruit snacks.

Feel like you're up to the challenge? Sign up here!