Phil's Blog - Day 16

It's day 16 of my Centra 5 A Day Challenge and I'm really feeling the benefits of making sure I get my 5 A Day everyday.

Today I brought my dinner into work as I knew I was set for a long day. I prepped it the night before which means I don't have to get up any earlier than I have to to make my lunch or dinner for that day! This is a great tip in general as you're guaranteed to stick to what you've made instead of having to go to the shop at lunchtime and being tempted by hot chicken rolls!

Today I had a simple salad with mixed leaves and peppers for some sweetness. I used some cucumber, grated carrots and cherry tomatoes too for a bit of crunch!

I boiled some carrots and chopped them up and added them to the plate to boost the eyesight for the day!

I took come corn on the cob and boiled a sweet potato too and threw it all together. This plate was extremely filling and I got about 3 of my 5 a day in this one plate! As you can see, it's not that hard to fit your five a day into your meals across the day if you really put your mind to it! 

Earlier in the day I had an apple and started my day with a bowl of porridge and blueberries that I picked up in Centra. 

For the day that's in it, I will admit I had a pancake for lunch and I threw some lemon juice and used some of the strawberries I got in my Centra Live Well hamper yesterday. It really added a nice natural sweetness.