I have a confession to make. I'm a really picky eater. And by that I mean I think most vegetables are disgusting, and I won't eat anything with a weird or slimy texture, or that sounds in any way unappealing to me. So you can imagine that it's a challenge for me to convince my kids to eat foods that I won't eat.
Doing my best to eat healthy, clean foods forces me to overcome my anti-vegetable predisposition. It forces me to find ways to cook the foods that gross me out in ways that make them more palatable to me. Since I first tried to eat on a Primal diet, I have managed to find ways to make myself eat cauliflower, asparagus, green beans, and multiple leafy greens I otherwise wouldn't touch. Broccoli is still a challenge for me, but I find that I can eat broccoli slaw, which I never would have discovered if I hadn't forced myself to try new things.
I'm a much better eater now that I was 5 or 10 years ago, and I am still trying to find new ways to get more, different healthy foods into my diet that I never would have tried years ago. And I'm discovering all kinds of ways of cooking that make it easier to stay healthy.
Day 27, Reason 27: Expanding my culinary horizons.
The 30 Days, 30 Reasons, No-Scale Challenge is almost over!!!