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I eat a lot of veggies every week. I don’t do it because I think it’s good for me. I really crave them. Maybe it’s because I have had Lyme disease for the last 15 years or so and needs the minerals. Or maybe I’m just a little strange. But here’s what I eat pretty much every week.
Large bowl of salad (four large dinner plates of greens) two heads of lettuce, one bunch of parsley or cilantro, four carrots, one bell pepper, one fennel bulb, six mushroom (the veggies vary somewhat every week)
Stir Fry – 1 lb of meat - rice, beans, or quinoa - two or three large plates of veggies. Right now I like Bok Choy, Peppers, mushroom, onions, garlic, and zucchini.
Soup or Stew – 1 or 2 lbs of meat with at least three large plates of veggies. I make my own broth so that uses at least one plate of veggies. Then I put in one of two more plates toward the end of cooking. For the broth I like, carrots, parsnips, celery, celery root, onions, and garlic. For the dish I like kale, spinach, sweet potatoes, carrots, jalapeños, peas, and squash.
So by the end of the week I’ve eaten about 10 large plates of veggies a week! When I go to the store the check out person often asks how many people in my family to which I reply “this is just for me”!
I don’t eat a lot of fruit. Again it’s just a personal choice. I usually have 1 piece of fruit a day and about 8oz of juice. I have a strong reaction to sugar so I’m sure that’s what keeps me from eating more fruit.
I wonder what will happen as I recover from Lyme. Will I need this many veggies? Will I crave them like I do now? If I’m lucky, I will recover from this illness and I’ll find out. I’ll keep you posted.
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