I am not a vegetable eater. That makes “getting fit” difficult because they all say “eat your vegetables”.
As of last week, I’m officially 34 years old, so I need to suck it up and learn to eat my vegetables.
I decided to start with broccoli. On Saturday I bought some without any idea of how I was going to cook it. I remembered that somewhere in a dark corner of a kitchen cabinet I had a steamer that goes inside a pot. So I pulled it out, dusted it off (literally!) and set to cooking. Turns out, steaming broccoli is the ultimate fast food because it only takes about 3-4 minutes. I sliced up some Velveeta cheese and let it melt all over the broccoli and ate it. All of it. It covered half of my regular size plate, so I didn’t skimp on the portion of broccoli. I wouldn’t say I liked it, but I ate it all without giving myself a stern talk or sending myself to my room. I had some yesterday and I just ate some for lunch today. I’m determined to eat broccoli with at least one meal a day for an entire week.
I will say this – today I quite enjoyed the smell of the broccoli. It smelled so fresh when I opened the lid! Hopefully that’s the first step to loving broccoli.
Each week I will focus on a different vegetable – learn how to prepare it in a way that tastes good and also retains the most nutrients. Also giving myself an entire week to acquire a taste if that’s what I need. Next week will either be green beans or asparagus – both of which I will probably steam as well.
What are your favorite vegetables?