- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
I recently learned that Australia recommends eating 30+ different foods per day.
I found that really interesting. I wish the USA would include similar recommendations, I think we often get stuck in a rut of just eating the same things over and over.
How many different foods do you eat per day? I try to eat a wide variety of foods, but I’ve never actually counted.
Here’s my day so far:
Breakfast: blueberry yogurt made with real fruit (2), cacoa nibs, cherries = 4
Lunch: soup (chicken, kale, onion, fennel, mushrooms, garlic, coconut milk, parsley, saffron, olive oil) apple = 11
Afternoon snack will be: banana = 1
Water = 1
Total not counting supper = 17, just over halfway towards the recommendation. Dang, I don’t think I’ll get 13 more foods in at supper, unless I cook something that uses a lot of spices!
I was pretty damned proud of my soup too, when I was making it, I was thinking “yay, lots of healthy stuff and variety!”. It’s not up to Australian standards though!