Posted by: the delish | March 22, 2012

Veggies! Fresh produce!

I started reading this book – and I am not sharing or linking because, in all honesty, I only got a few pages into it before I caught what the general idea was and I don’t want to share a terrible read with you – so once I get into it more, maybe I will share. :).

I think the premise was this: eat whatever you want and however much of it you want – just be sure that if you eat 1 donut, you are eating 4x that donut’s weight in fruits and vegetables. This is why I am not sharing the book – I am probably massacring it!

But I like the general idea that I picked up and I am running with it. I am trying really hard to just piggggggggg out on vegetables. And today, I did just that. You should check out my food log. It is almost 10 and I am still full and I didn’t even have my normal nightly snack!

I had 475% of my daily recommended intake of vitamin C, 222% of vitamin A and it is one of the rare days I was actually approaching the recommended potassium. I usually never get that.

What is so exciting about this to me is – it’s not even garden season yet! I am doing pretty good on store bought vegetables which are not nearly as exciting to me as my own home grown or farm fresh produce.

We have started on the garden already. This weather has been so amazing. This is only our second year in our house, so last year we had a 10′ x 20′ plot. This year, we were able to double that. It is all tilled and ready for a truckload of black dirt (we have clay soil). Seeds are planted for mostly the salsa items – including one whole tray of Roma tomatoes. (and a tray is 36 spots with 3 seeds each!)

I am hoping for lots of other great vegetables, but need to do some studying to determine what will be best! I definitely had some failures last year that I am trying to avoid.

All in all, I am sooooo excited for garden produce!

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