Eat Your Veggies Challenge!

March Challenge - Eat Your Veggies!

Welcome to the Skinny Ms Eat Your Veggies Challenge!

For this month, we will be challenging you to:

~ Eat 2 cups of veggies before EVERY meal (yes, that includes breakfast, though adding the veggies to a breakfast smoothie is entirely acceptable.)
~ Exercise 30 minutes minimum daily (1 day of rest is fine)
~ Drink 8 glasses of water per day

Note: Fruit may not REPLACE the required veggies, but you can have as much as you like in addition to them. For breakfast, you can incorporate the veggies into a smoothie or omelet or other type of meal. But for lunch and dinner, the veggies must be eaten before the rest of the meal.

Are you up for this challenge? Let us know you’re in by leaving a comment below!

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35 Comments on "Eat Your Veggies Challenge!"

  1. BL_LB_22  February 28, 2012

    I'm in.  The veggies before every meal is the challenge, but I think V8 Juice will help pull that off.

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  2. Živilė Žukauskait  February 28, 2012

    I am totally in 😉

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  3. Sixnovaceks  February 29, 2012

    Im in!

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  4. Jessica  February 29, 2012

    The veggies before breakfast kind of scare me, but I'm in.

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  5. Bsc998  March 1, 2012

    I'm in!!  But thought I coud have fruit too 🙁

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  6. Geribauman  March 1, 2012

    Im totally in….

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  7. Titin_81  March 1, 2012

    I'm going to do my very best!!!! The veggies before breakfast will be tough, but I'll have to add them to my eggs or shakes!

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  8. CathyLynchLawdanski  March 1, 2012

    I'm in- just saw this, so I'll start at lunch!

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  9. Chrislynn  March 1, 2012

    I'm in! The only hard part for me would be getting all the veggies in — love veggies but fresh produce is expensive! I'm also adding Mad Abs March ( http://perf-fect.tumblr.com/post/18372769719/here… to this!

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  10. Cokegal33  March 1, 2012

    Let"s do this!!!! I'm in…..

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  11. Kdtann  March 1, 2012

    I am in.. Veggies before breakfast will be hard, but BL I was thinking the same thing about the V8 juice…

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  12. Itcbeth  March 1, 2012

    Me, too

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  13. Jessica Kruse  March 1, 2012

    I'm in! Good thing I just starting making green smoothies! Those and omelets with a lot of veggies are going to be some staples for the next month for breakfast!

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  14. Amy Cardenas  March 1, 2012

    I am in!!!! But yeah, the veggies BEFORE breakfast is a little scary….can I add them to an omelet??? 😉

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    • skinnyms  March 1, 2012

      Amy, Sure…that would be fine.

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  15. Bettybooop  March 1, 2012

    I'm going to give it a try – – – thanks for the idea of V-8 juice.  That will help a bunch!!

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  16. Tracey L Thaler  March 1, 2012

    YAY!  Great challenge! 

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  17. Suzette Greear  March 1, 2012

    OK. I'm in. Going to make a green juice right now!

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  18. MalRose  March 3, 2012

    I'm in.  I really like the idea of put veggies into a smoothie (being that I'm not such a huge veggie eater)

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  19. Jdubrawski  March 3, 2012

    I'm in but I need to find the green smoothie recipe!

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  20. Teacher_bhs  March 4, 2012

    Not a big veggie eater, but this is why it is called a challenge. The smoothies will help.

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  21. Christina Turner  March 13, 2012

    I put veggies in my smoothies, and I love it!!! Here is a recipe I use, it is a green smoothie:
    About 1/2 cup of water (enough to get the blending started)1 Banana1 small hass avocado (you can use half if you want)1 Kiwi1/2 cup pineapple chunks1 cup baby spinach1 scoop of vanilla soy protein (optional)As much ice as you want, I put in about two handfuls of ice

    You can also put in broccoli or carrots in smoothies too. You just have to do some trial and error, but a lot of smoothies I make I really can't taste the veggies I put in them. If you find that a smoothie might not be sweet enough use pineapple or pineapple juice to help sweeten it. 

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    • skinnyms  March 13, 2012

      Christina, Yum…I'll be trying this. Thanks!

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  22. Lisaloo85  April 13, 2012

    I'm in!

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  23. Prettyinblack2008  April 13, 2012

    This is the challenge for me. I am horrible at eating veggies cuz there are so few i can actually tolerate (ei. taste, or actually how my body can tolerate them)

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    • Skinny Ms.  April 14, 2012

      Prettyinblack, that's why it's called a challenge. Lol. You can always juice or blend the veggies. That counts too. Add in an apple to sweeten it up a bit.

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  24. Klkingrey69  April 13, 2012

    Geez, thank you sooo much for that smoothie idea! I have a very low tolerance for just fruit on an empty stomach (hypoglycemic), so I have to have protein prior to sugar, even fruit. Smoothies are so super easy and have always wanted a recipe like this!! Post more if you have them!

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  25. Marisa Bezanson  April 14, 2012

    I'm in although I'm not sure I can meet the 2 cups of veggies before breakfast challenge… will have to get creative when I make out my grocery list…and the eight cups of water per day will be tough unless it includes tea and coffee…30 min. exercise per day is no problem. Hey…I'm willing to give it a try!!!

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    • Skinny Ms.  April 14, 2012

      That's great. Use this as a resource for your grocery list: http://bit.ly/IY04Yt. You can do it. Look up creative recipes online in preparation for shopping. Enjoy!

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    • Skinny Ms.  April 14, 2012

      Also, consider juicing or blending. That counts too. You can drink your veggies.

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  26. Holland251  May 1, 2012

    I'm in!!

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    • skinnyms  May 1, 2012

      Great! Keep us posted on your progress.

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    • Skinny Ms.  May 2, 2012

      Awesome! Let us know how it's going.

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