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Thursday, January 15, 2009

I ate a serving of broccoli and cauliflower!!!

Big deal? Right? If you know me, yes it is!!! lol I have never been a fan of veggies that much, other than corn and ummm is there more???

I don't know that it was an actual New Year's resolution, or rather just an understanding of what I needed to do. Whichever it was, I had decided before I could get my younger girls to start eating and liking these "healthy" foods, maybe Mommy should.

Kind of the " Practice what you preach thing!"

I hadn't told anyone that I had been thinking this. So dinner time came last night, and I put a serving on my plate. emoticon OMG!!! You should have seen the look on my hubby and stepson's face. PRICELESS! emoticon I actually think they were stunned.....they looked at me like I had lost my mind. They love the stuff, but by the look on their faces you would have thought I had set down with a plate of fear-factor food. I think they were horrified that I would snap out of it and realize what was on my plate, and kill-over on them. They were like, "What are you doing????!!!!!" emoticon

I took a bite and continued to eat it all, and even though it twisted up my face a little, I survived it!!!
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    It must have taken such conviction to do that!

    Personally, I couldn't live without my veg. My plate would look awfully sorry and my tummy make a lot of noise if I couldn't boost the volume with some much coveted greenery. However, it's been a battle to get my perfectly slender and 22-BMI'd husband to tuck in to the healthy stuff and my kids aren't so easy to convince either, so I know all about the Veg Fear and Twisted Faces emoticon

    There are less strong tasting veg out there, though. If you cook green beans till they're really, really soggy, they hardly have any taste or indeed texture. It's the only way my dear husband will have 'em. Also, when I make lasagne (wholemeal with ground turkey) I add a handfull of frozen spinach. You can't taste it, but it's still all the goodness of spinach! This can also be done with broccoli, actually, Mash a little cooked brocolli and put it in the meat for your lasagne. I promise you, the flavour won't rub off! emoticon
    4424 days ago
  • MANATEE609
    Good for you Bethany; vegetables are the best!
    4501 days ago
  • LUVYA04
    YOU GO GIRL!!!! emoticon
    4502 days ago
    emoticon the plate of fear factor food statement was absolutely HILARIOUS.

    keep on keeping on girl!!

    4502 days ago
    OMG thanks for the laugh I don't know what was funnier to me the way you described your family or the statement that my face twisted up a little. Great job keep trying new things. Some you won't like but some will surprise you
    4502 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2946534
    Great job! I'm not a fan of either so I totally understand how big of a deal it is to actually eat that stuff. I ate cauliflower last night for the first time in probably a year plus LOL. Go us!
    4502 days ago
  • KAREN_01
    Good for you!! Starting out with broccoli and cauliflower, you brave woman!
    Now try something sweet like carrots or butternut. Yummy.
    4502 days ago
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