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Eating 30 Plants in a week New Year challenge, here's how I did πŸ‡πŸ₯¬πŸ“

Jerry
JerryAdministrator
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Hi everyone,

Last week I made the 30 plant challenge to help go into 2019 with a good start diet wise and I've kept a record of the plants I've eaten in the last week it includes herbs which added 4 and my total was 39. The first 15 are the easiest by far as I have my favourite foods and eat them a lot in various combinations like most people.

But it has made me think about the importance of eating as varied a diet as possible. For me it has been a great way to start the new year and am going to keep the diversity up. I have some fennel parsnips and baby courgettes for a roast tonight and didn't have any of them last week so will be keeping up the challenge.

The photo is raspberries and strawberries with organic live yoghurt and there's a little local forest raw honey drizzled on it, I think that honey and raw honey especially is a great plant by-product and that bee's are amazing little critters...🐝

I saw this concept on the WL forum and thought I like that, And I bet our vegan friends on VFL eat the most plants...

A poll will follow so watch this space and there are no deadlines for the poll so members can do the challenge if and when they like.

Here's the challenge post with a link about the benefits of eating 30 plants per week for good gut health:

healthunlocked.com/healthye...

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Zest
ZestStar

Hi Jerry

Wow, that's great that you ate a total of 39 - and I love your photo there - all those yummy berries. Delicious!

I will pop back with my total, as I would like to see how many I ate last week - I will be adding them up later. :-) A fun Challenge. :-)

Zest :-)

Jerry
JerryAdministrator in reply to Zest

Thanks Zest and it makes eating healthier even more fun...😊

Kaz747
Kaz747Star

I managed 48 plant foods in the last week. Feeling good πŸŽπŸπŸ‰πŸ‡πŸŒπŸ“πŸŠπŸ‹πŸ₯‘πŸ₯¦πŸ₯­πŸ‘πŸ’πŸ₯¬πŸ₯’πŸ…πŸŒΆπŸ₯•πŸ˜€

Jerry
JerryAdministrator in reply to Kaz747

Hey thats fantastic Kaz, πŸ˜€

Cooper27
Cooper27Moderator

I think I'll do this next week :) we're too near the end of this week!

Better get planning...

Jerry
JerryAdministrator in reply to Cooper27

That would be great, 😊

Misslovely
MisslovelyVolunteer

Hi Jerry

Yes i love that challenge and ive been doing that in the WL forum too!

Heres my count for this week

1 peppers

2 tomatoes

3 onions

4 spring onions

5 mushrooms

6 sweetxorn

7 sprouts

8 carrots

9 swede

10 peas

11 green beans

12 spinach

13 lettuce

14 chickpeas

15 sweet potayo

16 butternut squash

17 sage

18 basil

19 parsley

20 chilli (flakes)

21 artichoke (edible alphabet challenge)

22 cherries

23 blackcurrants

24 blackberries

25 banana

26 mustard

27 cucumber

28 courgette

29 garlic

30: rocket

31: baby leaf

Heres a link to the edible alphabet challenge:

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

xxxx

Jerry
JerryAdministrator in reply to Misslovely

Hey this is really good Ml and I love your post on WL and what a great A figure made with plants.

I'm also going to put a poll up on this so any ideas/input welcome and you're welcome to use the poll on WL.

Jerry 😊

Misslovely
MisslovelyVolunteer in reply to Jerry

I will have a look at that when its ip xx

Zest
ZestStar

Hi Jerry

I've just been counting up my totals, and they are as follows:

1) Strawberries; 2) Grapes; 3) Blueberries; 4) Linseeds; 5) Sunflower seeds; 6) Pumpkin seeds; 7) Porridge oats; 8) Inulin powder; 9) Almonds; 10) Walnuts; 11) Cashew nuts; 12) Brazil nuts; 13) Cinnamon; 14) Chia seeds; 15) Paprika; 16) Wholegrains; 17) Raisins; 18) Broccoli; 19) Carrots; 20) Potatoes; 21) Chestnut mushrooms; 22) Cayenne pepper; 23) Red onions; 24) Lentils; 25) Rice; 26) Green beans; 27) Courgettes; 28) Parsley; 29) Tomatoes; 30) Curry leaves; 31) White onions; 32) Beetroot; 33) Pickled onions; 34) Sultanas; 35) Parsnips; 36) Peanuts; 37) Ancient grains; 38) Black rice; 39) Coriander; 40) Banana; 41) Sprouts; 42) Cauliflower; 43) Apple; 44) Chipotle chilli pepper; 45) Red pepper; 46) Butter beans; 47) Chick peas; 48) Black beans; 49) Rye; 50) Rocket lettuce; 51) cucumber

My total is 51. I enjoyed each and everyone of them. Some tasty meals. :-)

I enjoyed being more mindful of the contents of my meals, and thanks for this Challenge. I might do it next week too - to see how it compares.

Zest :-)

Oh this is so wonderful! ❀ I want to do this! I will definitely start writing down all the food I eat starting today and highlighting each item that is a plant based food, and in a week from now I will share my results! This is great! ❀

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