5 a Day-the fun way!

Good morning everyone,

The good news is that everytime I check the forecast, the rain is delayed by a day. Now they are saying that this warm, sunny weather will continue through today and tomorrow. Tuesday will be the weirdest day this week-the high will be only 21C and it looks like it'll rain in the afternoon. Wednesday will see the weather return to a mix of sun and clouds and highs around 27C. In fact, other than Tuesday, everyday will be a mix of sun and clouds and a high of around 27C...ha ha!

When I was growing up, '5 a day' was a campaign put out by the government to promote people eating at least 5 portions of vegetables a day. Well, at our house eating vegies was never a problem-we always had tons of vegetables to eat. But the hard part was always trying to work out what the heck was a 'portion'. The British government came up this explanation; a "portion" is: two or more small-sized, one piece of medium-sized or half a piece of large fresh fruit; or two broccoli spears or four heaped tablespoons of cooked kale, spinach, spring greens or green beans; or three heaped tablespoons of cooked vegetables; or three sticks of celery, a 5 cm piece of cucumber, one medium tomato or seven cherry tomatoes; or three or more heaped tablespoons of beans or pulses.

Does that clear it up for you? Nope. Me neither. That is about as clear as mud! Ha ha!

I would, however, personally like to thank Haagen Dazs for making it easier for me to get to my '5 a day' requirement. I wonder how many portions of vegetables are in Haagen Dazs ice cream. What does Haagen Dazs have to do with vegetables, you ask?

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And, not only are the main ingredients vegetables (yes, I think a tomato is a vegetable, I don't care what you say), but there are also fewer calories and about half the amount of fat as a typical cup of Haagen Dazs.

That's not all! One of my lovely students gave me some Haagen Dazs gift certificates, so I can try this funky new ice cream for free! If you are wondering where I will be today, wonder no more. I'll be at Fukuya buying (and eating) ice cream and getting at least one portion of vegetables today...ha ha!
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..and I never turn up my nose at free ice cream!

Have a great day!

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