Friday, December 17, 2010

Do You Eat Your Veggies?

By Heather

I was making dinner last night (chicken, baked potatoes, and veggies) and found myself making two kinds of veggies. Steamed broccoli and frozen green beans (the fresh ones this time of year are scary). The broccoli was for my husband and my husband only. The kids have never liked it, and while I tolerate it, I don't want to eat it. Ever again. And at my age, I think I've earned that right of refusal.

When my husband asked why I didn't eat it anymore, I told him the simple truth. Life's too short. It's way too short to eat foods that you don't like just because they're good for you.

Of course he, being the jokester he is, had to say something along of the lines of life will be too short if I don't eat my broccoli.

It's a chance I'm willing to take.

I'll eat green beans, squash, zucchini, peas, carrots (mmm, my favorite!), corn, peppers, and plenty more. I think I can skip the broccoli. And the cauliflower. And, okay, the brussel sprouts, too. It's not like I'm skipping out altogether and having cupcakes for breakfast (we won't count that day last week...).

How about you? Do you eat your veggies? What's your favorite? Least favorite?