Are you eating your veggies? Be honest!! I have been writing my foods in a journal for awhile now and it has been brought to my attention that I am in fact NOT EATING MY VEGGIES!!! Say WHAT?!!?! That’s right, my friends. Apparently, the beloved foods I eat daily are NOT vegetables at all. The crispy chopped salad that comes in a pretty bag? Nope, cabbage and iceburg lettuce mix. Ok, so the peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers? Nope, those are fruits. The one thing that makes my salad rock./.the avocado? I guess that is a fruit too!!! Oh Em Gee. Here I am stunned. I thought that for MONTHS (could be over a year) I had been eating the bestest salads ever and in all reality I could have done much better. Well, I’m kicking that chopped salad to the curb and replacing it with Baby Spinach and Baby Kale. Never been a huge fan of tomatoes, I eat them cause they are good for you. It’s just what I do. I am not really loving the Kale either, but I’ll suck it up cause that is what my body needs. I’ve had this philosophy for a while, eventually the weird stuff grows on me. Like Chia seeds, I had a hard time getting used to them at first, but now I’m good and will gladly add them in my meals. Chia seeds are kinda nutty tasting, not a fan of the jelly outer layer they get, but when you add them in yogurt or a smoothie, it is hard to tell. Hemp seeds are a new addition to my diet too. I just starting adding them this week and I’m a fan from day one! They are nutty tasting too. I love them on a salad, very delicious!
So I have been making a green smoothie every morning and having a “green” salad everyday for lunch and a green veggie at dinner. I’m feeling great! Wahoo! I think it’s making a difference already! The green smoothie gets me some pretty weird looks at work. I get the “are you drinking algae?” and “How the hell/What the hell are you drinking?” and the ever popular “that’s nasty” comment. The thing is, I think it looks pretty and it certainly doesn’t taste nasty, so it never really bothers me 😉
And on a food side note…is it just me or do you think Fritos should be considered healthy? I mean look at the ingredients! #1- There is only 3 ingredients!! #2- I can pronounce all three of them! #3- No preservatives! Looks like clean eating to me! haha…Did I convince you? 😉
So Let’s talk…do you get your veggies in everyday? How do you get them in? Got a green smoothie recipe you want to share with me? Want to tell me how to cook Swiss Chard? I’m not sure what the heck it even looks like when I try and go find it in the store! (don’t laugh, I’m serious!) Please help a girl out! I want to get my greens in and be as creative as possible! Thank you!! xo ~Emily