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Well....I immediately fell off the band wagon after making a promise to cook one veggie a day for myself at least. Saturday went well - ate an entire bunch of collard greens throughout the day but by Sunday they were gone. And we ended up going for a nice drive, feed the squirrels in the park and cleaned around the apartment that I forgot to make the broccoli/cauliflower I was planning. Almost went today with out it too! I kept saying "oh...I;ll make it in the morning - how hard can it be to cut some broccoli and steam it right before I go to work." Then relaity kicked in as I like sleep more than my alarm and just barely was able to pour some millet cereal and rice milk in some tupperware to munch on the bus.
I'm currently enjoying a quesadilla I made myself with Trader Joe's Flour Tortillas, colby and yougurt cheese and non-GMO turkey slices and a little paprika. Very tastey. Oh, and a large side of broccoli....of course. A fellow dieter wrote in and reccomended blanching for kale and collards, which I hadn't thought about before. Simply bring a pot of water to a roaring boil, add in clean, de-stemmed kale/collards and cook for only 1 minute! Remove and enjoy! I just got some collards yesterday - my goal is to cook the cauliflower and collards tonight. And adjust the wedding list and look for more hotel rooms for guests and update my resume.......too much to do unfortunately. I am going to make veggies a top priority though.
On another note, I've noticed a lot of people raving about kale, which I'm now itching to try. I haven't gotten it before b/c our local veggie mart doesn't offer it so, it's something I'll have to search for. Edna (an O) also mentioned how cutting grains out of her diet has lead her to eat more vegetables naturally. It's a good point. You won't eat as much when your body eats what's right for it. I find that even as an AB and just eating Beneficial grains, I get MORE veggie cravings than ever before in my life. It's like my body knows exactly what it needs to be balanced. Unfortunately, I haven't been preparing them so when that craving comes at work, there's no where to get them :-( I just have to be more diligent about fixing them in the future b/c Micky D's sure won't!