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Strive For 5: Salad on Open-Faced Sandwich

I found the news that only 14 percent of the adult population in the US eats at least five servings of fruits and veggies depressing. I know there are days where I fall short too, but I am striving for five servings daily.

One way I have started to incorporate a serving of greens into my day is to place them on top of an open-faced sandwich. Think of it as a salad, minus the dressing, and sandwich, minus a piece of bread, all in one. This is a simple way to use up all those salad greens you picked up at the farmers market. How to you add produce into your daily diet?

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starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
I always put lettuce and/or cucumber on my sandwich. I mix fresh fruit into my cereal. I usually fix a side of salad for dinner. And there's always an apple in my purse.
xtinabeena xtinabeena 7 years
i have an open faced sandwich almost every day!
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
Aw, Fit, why did you have to taunt me with this photo just before lunch time?!? Yum! As far as sneaking produce in, I always put fresh fruit on my cereal/oatmeal in the morning; I mix bananas into protein shakes; I sneak spinach into strawberry banana smoothies; and I try to always order a side salad when eating out, so that I can fill up on veggies. Also, no matter what I eat, whether it's pizza, pasta, quesadillas, sandwiches, etc., I always order my entree with vegetables instead of meat. It tastes better and is healthier, too.
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