Thursday, January 17, 2008

Veggies

I've been trying to find a way to eat more veggies.

Normally, I am a total veg-head. But ever since this pregnancy, I've kind of lost my taste for them. So now I'm trying to "trick" myself into eating more. Here are a few things I've been doing:
  • Snacking on veggies and dip
  • Mixing broccoli and cheese (and serving over a baked potato)
  • Adding chopped veggies to omelettes
  • Cooking pots of veggie soup (and adding extra cabbage)
  • Mixing veggies into ramen noodles
  • Adding extra veggies to sandwiches
It's still not as good as eating things like veggie stir-fry, but at least it's a start. Hopefully, in the near future, I'll re-develop my taste for vegetables. A small part of me does miss meals like veggie casseroles.

On the plus side, I've really been enjoying fruit. In the past, I always had to force myself to eat it. Now, in a strange twist of fate, I can't seem to get enough bananas, blueberries and clementines. (Although I still hate apples.)

1 comment:

the veggie paparazzo said...

I have a sudden new love for bananas, too. Fortunately, I know I'm not pregnant. Whew. ;) (It'd be some bad timing with my husband having his Ph.D. thesis due in about 10 months.)

Sometimes I struggle to remember that it's an overall picture with my body and that one bad day or week or even month won't mess my body up long-term as long as I get back on track. It sounds like you're doing well to sneak your veggies in now, and I feel confident your veggie love will come back as your hormones keep shifting.