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The “Fruit Chick” Vows to Eat Her Veggies

Filed under: Uncategorized — fruitchick1 @ 5:04 pm

  Wow. Growing up in a produce family, you’d think I’d have learned to love all kinds of produce. Well, I do! I love to look at tv chefs doing amazing things with it. I love to read about it.

I’ve got my fruit consumption levels where they should be and enjoy occasional servings of salsa, veggies on my pizza, and baked potatoes. So I figured I was probably doing OK, but didn’t give it much thought.

 Then I took Dr. Oz’s “Real Age Quiz” and found out that despite the fact that tomorrow is only my 44th birthday, my “Real Age” is 52.2. My body is almost a decade ahead in aging? What a harsh reality check! And much to my chagrin, one of the most detrimental aging factors revealed is my lack of vegetable consumption. (Don’t tell my family, I might get fired or disinherited! or both!)

 So at age 43 and 364 days, I am committing to myself and my readers that I am going to add more veggies to my diet every week! Stay tuned for the Fruit Chick’s Veggie Diary…and you’re invited to take the veggie challenge along with me! And by all means, feel free to share any neat tricks you’ve discovered that help you get more veggies into your days!



  1. Tell us about the soup you made last night

    Comment by Chuck — 01/27/2010 @ 5:40 pm

  2. Well, since you have asked…Read the South Beach Diet book. It has lots of ways to get veggies in your meals! I could go on about how that works, but for the sake of space, I won’t. 🙂 We start the day with a glass of V8. Takes some getting use to, but, hey if I could do Tequilla shots, this can’t be that hard. We also like the Special Mashed Potatoes reciepe which is actually steamed (in the microwave) cauliflower thrown in a food processor with some fat free creamer, butter, salt, and pepper. Again, takes some getting used to (ie don’t think it is going to taste like potatoes, cause it doesn’t) but the kids wolf this stuff down and it’s easy. There are also receipes for adding veggies to breakfast omelettes which are actually pretty good. I still would love to eat Lucky Charms and Cap’n Crunch for breakfast but realize this is NOT a good example for my children.

    Comment by Meg Young deFries — 01/27/2010 @ 7:07 pm

    • Hi Meg-Thanks for reading and sharing your ideas!!I’m not sure I could do v-8 for breakfast but it’s worth trying to work it in at lunch. Love the cauliflower idea-can’t wait to try it. And I hear ya on the Cap’nCrunch!! LOL. Thanks again for writing!

      Comment by fruitchick1 — 01/27/2010 @ 8:11 pm

  3. What the???? 52+???? DOROTHY!!!! I’m still in my early 30s at age 45. Eat your broccoli.

    Comment by Kevin — 01/28/2010 @ 1:35 am

  4. Hi Dorothy! If I’m reading you right . . . happy birthday tomorrow?

    And good for you! I’m the opposite of you–I like veggies but have to force myself to eat fruit. Maybe we should swap a few strands of DNA? ;o)

    Comment by Michelle Russell — 01/28/2010 @ 4:10 am

    • Hey Michelle, so good to hear from you! And yep, my bday is tomorrow-thanks for the good wishes. You are right, if we could just swap we’d be in good shape!

      Comment by fruitchick1 — 01/28/2010 @ 4:22 am

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