Room For (Dietary) Improvement!

January 23, 2010

For the most part, I have a good diet. I don’t drink soda. I hardly ever eat fast food. I don’t buy junk food. I rarely eat red meat – I’m more a fish and poultry kind of gal. I have steel-cut oats for breakfast. All my bread and pasta is whole wheat. I use brown rice. I cook with EVOO. I never add salt to any recipe. I drink a lot of water. I hardly ever have dessert. When I do, it’s typically a glass of red wine with a few squares of a really good dark chocolate that is at least 70% cacao. But… it could still be better.

I am good about having fruit every day. I typically have a piece of fruit with breakfast, and another with lunch. My problem is vegetables. I always serve a veggie with dinner, but that’s about it. I am nowhere near the 5-7 servings of fruits & vegetables the food pyramid says we should have every day. I grew up thinking vegetables weren’t as “fun” as fruit – whatever that means. But at some point when you become an adult, and definitely once you’ve become a parent, it’s time to put on your big girl panties and get over it. After all, I’m instilling dietary habits in my daughter that she will carry with her for a long time. It’s time to embrace vegetables.

Greeeat. I’ll get right on that. 😉

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Image Source: Aaron, Shara. “Produce Shot.” Photo. Kaboose.com Publication date unknown. 31 Jan. 2011. <http://health.slides.kaboose.com/177-feel-good-foods-savor-enjoy-summer>.

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