Say Yes to Vegetables
March 31st, 2012
I have a confession to make: I don’t really like vegetables.
Oh, I talk a good game about being a healthy eater and I often think of myself as a vegetable-eater but when you get right down to it, I really only like a handful. Corn, carrots, red peppers, and peas are fabulous. Butternut squash and pumpkin are my new best friends. I came late to broccoli, but we’re fast friends now. And I could probably eat my body weight in green beans.
But that’s really it. And I realized that I wasn’t eating many veggies of late — too many dinners included fruit salad. I like a good fruit salad but it was time to be proactive about veggies.
Thus my new goal is to serve a vegetable with dinner every night. Whether it’s a bowl of peas, some cooked carrots, or even (yes, I admit it) broccoli slaw (which is only sort of a vegetable), I’m trying to include veggies in every dinner plan.
Lucky for me, it’s strawberry season, which means I can always fall back on a favorite: mixed greens with feta cheese and strawberries and balsamic vinaigrette. I could eat that every day. And I currently am.