My SIL cooked every meal for us these past five days. They were all delicious and impressively there were fruits or vegetables in every dish. In fact, I've had the most fruits and veggies in the last week than I have in the last two months. No joke. I am that lazy when it comes to eating those things. And even though we ate homemade mac and cheese and cream cheese stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon, I feel great! All those veggies really did something to my body and I like it. Alas, I have decided to make a concerted effort to eat more of them.
For Christmas breakfast we had spinach, gruyere, and roasted red bell pepper frittata a la Steph. I made the sausage, apple, and onion hash. Again, lots of greenery and crunch. I made some toast because I just can't live without a carb.
I stopped by Trader Joe's on the way home and picked up a few items. All from the produce section and all now nicely stored in my fridge. I bought green beans, basil, cucumbers, broccoli, celery, tomatoes, and a lemon. I'm thinking of making an orzo and green bean salad with prociutto.
My goal is to have vegetables in at least one dish per day. I know you should have fruits and veggies in every meal, and I will get there, but I am taking baby steps. To be honest when I have a lot of rehearsals I live off of crackers and cookies. Bad, I know, but so convenient.
These pictures from the Ferry Building in San Francisco always get me inspired to eat more fresh foods. I love that place!
Do you have any good vegetable recipes? What's your favorite vegetable? I have always loved spinach and broccoli.