1.02.2013

More Veggies

donut hand

Donuts for breakfast.
Normally they are treats around here.
Not a meal.

There are always exceptions...
especially when we are out of milk 
and grandma and grandpa sent us home with a entire bag of powered deliciousness.

Great start to me taking about eating better right?
But that is where I am going.

donut for breakfast

Everyone wants to eat more veggies, right?
I have talked about making more vegetarian meals for our family.
Made goals and planned more vegetarian dinners...

I say it...
then I cook bacon.
Yummm...

So, to really do it.
To push myself to try some new recipes
and make them a permanent part of our meal rotation...

We are going meatless this month.

I have a long list of meals.
My fridge is full.
Farmstand full.

Good thing donuts aren't sprinkled with bacon...

carrots for breakfast

And as a redeemer...
Theodore had carrots that day for breakfast...
With only a lick or two of powered sugar brilliance.

8 comments:

Lindsay said...

We are reducing meat a lot and dairy too. My parents are doing forks over knives to help with cholesterol issues and having great results... Ben and I watched the documentary and were motivate to make changes! Made a yummy veggie whole wheat pasta tonight! You'll have to share some favorite recipes you discover on your meatless month! I have been making "100 days of real food"'s crock pot refried beans for weekday lunche

Sandra Kohlmann said...

Fantastic! I'm super excited that your family will be vegetarian, even if just for a month! If you want some extra resources, I recently published a post about Meatless Mondays, with some links that you might find helpful. Good luck to you!

Adrienne said...

That bright-eyed sugar coated face was worth getting up for today! As for veggies...ummm, yes I should! Really hoping my head clears up a bit and my days calm down so I can focus a bit on the 'new' year!

AUBREY @ Project Lovegood said...

I wish I could reply to Lindsay's comment above but don't see an option. Anyone considering good health should do what her parents did and watch Forks Over Knives. I read the books by those doctors and then anticipated and saw the film. That is nutrition that just can't be competed with!!

I wish you all the best with having more veggies and think it's a fantastic decision to make!

Nikki said...

That picture of Thoedore is awesome!

Jami said...

what a great idea! it IS hard not to cook bacon, lol. I love the title of the post with the pic of a donut. perfect.

Traci Little said...

I'm so enamored by those moms that just serve healthy food to their children. I need to do it more! :-)

pve design said...

I was raised on veggies and fruits because meat was considered a luxury. Can you imagine raising seven children and serving up home made vegetable soups, pots of greens, beans, kale and that is the living proof that I never had a cavity until I was in my mid-life.
I stress to my family "you are what you eat."
pve