Friday, January 14, 2011

Getting enough fruits and vegetables

When I was a kid, I swear I could eat anything, anytime, and never suffer any repercussions. Now I'm an adult and if I go 2-3 days without eating enough fruits and vegetables and/or too much sugar I notice. I start to feel sluggish and gross. My body starts craving fresh fruits and vegetables. I don't know if I just didn't notice this happening as a kid or if it's more pronounced now. Probably a little of both, I'm guessing.

I have especially noticed this while traveling. It seems like whenever we go out of town I don't eat enough fruits and vegetables and after a few days I need them. This usually means that, if we're driving, I make Jeremy find a Panera or McAllister's on the way home so I can eat a salad. On occasion, Jeremy has even said he wants some vegetables. That's when I know it's really bad.

The past few weeks, mostly around Christmas, I have not been feeling great and I know it's related to my diet, which had consisted of way too much sugar. This week I finally decided to do something about it and bought a bunch of fruits and vegetables while grocery shopping, including a bag of kale. I've mainly been eating it in the morning with eggs and toast, but have also made a quesadilla with it.

I also made lentil sprouts this week, in an effort to eat better. I've been eating them with hummus on bread. And because I have no other hobbies, here are some pictures of my sprouts sprouting:

I'm always so amazed when they get their first little sprout buds.


Hannah Q. Parris said...

I get the same way, only wanting to eat something fresh when I haven't had enough of it lately. This is my favorite kale recipe right yummy.

Braised Kale from Cooking Light

Golda said...

That looks really good. I'm going to have to try that with my next bag of kale!

Cherish said...

Go you! My mom sprouted things quite often and had a little layered tray for it. I personally don't care for the flavor or texture, but occasionally I'll put them on my salad and suffer through it.