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?


2 thoughts on “It’s not easy being green…but it’s so worth it!

  1. Libby February 25, 2012 / 3:12 am

    I thought about you the other day as I was making a green smoothie! Steamed swiss chard (a lot of it), an orange (peeled), some yogurt and ice cubes and unsweetened dried coconut flakes. Pretty good!

    • offwhiteliving February 27, 2012 / 3:08 am

      Yay for green smoothies… peel sounds intriguing – I might try that! Thanks Libby

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