I must say, I take vegetables for granted.
I see that they’re colorful (and thus meaning they pack a lot of different vitamins within the vegetable family), easy to cook, and even taste good. I know that they’re good for my health, especially as a cancer survivor.
So why do I not eat more of them?
Because I figured since I had had good chemotherapy for my cancer and even had some preventative treatment, I didn’t have to “overdose” on getting my vitamins in. I also figured that the “natural” multivitamins I took would do the trick…
But alas, it’s very rarely that I remember to take my vitamins in the morning; Zero times have I taken them with supper as directed on the box. So, THE JIG IS UP for Dear Ol’ Debb. Now I am asking encouragement from you!
Oh yeah – since I am a visual person, you would think that all my beautiful, full color, WONDERFUL cookbooks would entice me. Yes – they entice me to “make plans to eat more vegetables” and they even make my mouth water – but alas, that is where the good vibes end.
I’ve always had it as a goal (as yet unreached) to try one new recipe a week. That didn’t work. Then I changed the goal to once a month – but that didn’t help either. When I bought some Williams-Sonoma cookbooks, I thought that would convince me to practice being a gourmet cook. It didn’t happen! I’m glad Dave thinks I’m a good cook, but I’d like to improve. I do have to remember, however, that I’ve been very busy. I can’t get down on myself for this.
So – since vegetables (and also, their fiber) are so very important for my health, please comment with any suggestions or hints you may have for me. How did you come to the place where you naturally grab for a vegetable when you are hungry?
Waiting to hear from you, I remain
The Friendly Vegetable Lady.
(using a positive thinking approach here!)