Sunday, May 18, 2014
Eat yer veggies. How many times has that refrain come out of someone's mouth in your general vicinity over a lifetime? Especially when you were younger, and veggies seemed like an enormous hardship at every meal (unless you were me, who loved veggies so much growing up that I would have second and third helpings of broccoli...I know!).
For some reason, as life has gotten busier and busier for me, I have found it tougher to work a variety of veggies into our day to day diet.
I do try, truly I do. I buy a lovely rainbow variety of tasty veggies at the store, but then they languish in the fridge because I can't get time or energy to do prep after a long day at school, and then I end up wasting way too much veg that gets thrown out of the produce bins, looking soggy and sad at being forgotten.
So, I'm trying an experiment this week to see if I can't do a bit better.
Today, my plan is to clean out the fridge and to cut up a number of veggies that I can toss into my lunch or into dinner menu possibilities the front part of the week. Not so much that they will go bad before they get eaten, but enough that it will be easier for my lunch-packing rush in the mornings.
Two weeks to go in school, and I still feel like I am running out the door every day. It is wearing me out, and I need summer to recharge. But in the meantime, I'd like to plug more veggies into the daily mix so the antioxidants and vitamins can help me gut my way through the end of the year with a little more pep.
How do you incorporate more healthy produce into your day to day? Do tell. I'd love some new hints and tips on making this work a little better at our house.
(Photo via Jennifer.)