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do these count towards 5 a day?

(11 Posts)
vannah Mon 08-Jun-09 20:50:22

1 tomato, 1 small onion, juice of 1 lemon, tin of chick peas?

I cant for the life of me eat vegetables but can manage the above. I do eat a tiny bit of fruit everyday...

MrsMattie Mon 08-Jun-09 20:51:31

I thought chickpeas counted as protein.

Not sure about the onion or lemon juice

The tomato does, as does tinned tomato or tomato juice.

Dumbledoresgirl Mon 08-Jun-09 20:52:06

Yes they all count though how many portions they count for, I couldn't say.

What have you got against veggies?

cocolepew Mon 08-Jun-09 20:52:59

I'm sure the onion would, not sure about the lemon juice, it might not be enough.

vannah Mon 08-Jun-09 21:14:25

thanks. Dumbledoresgirl, I just cant! I can never find a 'quick' way of eating them like picking up a piece of fruit. I cant make myself munch my way through a carrot or celery stick. Dont like salads. Hate boiled/steamed veg.
Cant be bothered with the hassle of stirfry when only Im eating it...
and so on. Sigh

Rhubarb Mon 08-Jun-09 21:15:48

Take vit C supplements then.

cocolepew Mon 08-Jun-09 21:20:35

Can you drink fruit juice?

Banana sandwich?

ScummyMummy Mon 08-Jun-09 21:23:22

In big enough quantities (about a handful) they all count. So if it was a cherry tomato you might need another few but if it was a beef tomato you're all right. Fruit is just as good in terms of 5 a daying, I believe and ikwym re fruit being easier somehow. Strawberry season is here and peaches and cherries will be here soon so that's good.

cocolepew Mon 08-Jun-09 21:24:43

Asda was selling melons for 25p yesterday, my kitchen looks like their fruit aisle.

JonAndHate Mon 08-Jun-09 22:11:49

portion sizes for fruit

portion sizes for veg

general info

So you need a medium tomato (or 7 cherry tomatoes), a medium fresh onion, 3 heaped table spoons of chick peas and a glass (150ml) of 100% lemon juice.

JonAndHate Mon 08-Jun-09 22:12:45

All that lemon juice might make your salad a bit sharp though wink

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