It’s not easy being green…but it’s so worth it!
Remember this little ditty from Kermit the Frog:
Yes, Kermie- being green is not so easy… I feel the same way about eating “green” – green foods like kale, collard greens, sprouts, etc that.
This was evidenced in my life yesterday when, amidst all the work I had to do packing up for our trip this weekend to Yosemite (yeah, poor me!), I decided to squeeze in a little Brussel sprout braising?
Why did I decide to do this despite having to prepare a turkey chili, hard boil 12 eggs, go buy motor oil, and pack for a weekend of hiking and playing?
Because, like Kermit says: It’s not easy, but it is magnificent and it is important! I think that in this modern world you have to purposely find time and energy to make healthy foods, particularly green vegetables, a priority.
And when it comes down to it, if I don’t have 10-minutes to feed myself food that my body loves, how can I expect my body to do great things for me?
Hate green veggies? Don’t give up hope. I did too…it’s taken years but now I’m so looking forward to my braised Brussel sprouts over a bed of lettuce with two hard boiled eggs for lunch. 10 years ago I would have maybe fathomed I would eat Brussel sprouts for lunch with a smile….15 years ago – no way. 20 years ago I would have fought mom tooth and nail about this meal.
Progress, not perfection -right?