Big surprise. Another key ingredient of the blog diet: VEGETABLES. Who would have thought right?
I think you can have as many veggies as you want, no questions asked, as long as they aren’t covered in dressing, fried, fondued, etc. Basically, if it’s more or less eaten pretty much on its own, eat as much as you want. Why? Because you can only eat so much of anything and at least if you gorge yourself on veggies you’re eating something that’s good for you.
Personally, I effing love broccoli. It’s really good. If you don’t like it there’s something wrong with you or your upbringing (maybe both). Don’t give me the whole “I have that gene which makes broccoli taste bad. Whoa is me. ” I don’t care. No one ever liked whiskey the first time either. Acquire the taste.
Enough on broccoli. There’s plenty of vegetables out there that you can consume. For example, Agent Merlot has a thing for beets. Why? Who knows. The point is that she likes them and they are good for her and chances are no one will raid her larder and steal all her beets so she’ll always have something healthy to eat. Kind of like me and my penchant for stockpiling Beach Cliff Sardines in Louisiana Hot Sauce. (A future post, don’t you worry.)
Broccoli, beets, rhubarb, whatever. You’ll find something you can munch on.
To help here is a quick and relatively painless snack I had last night when I got home from work:
Saucier’s Stinky Snack Solution Numero Uno
- A bunch of asparagus (chopped in quarters)
- A few small tomatoes (quartered)
- Some broccoli (whatever size fits in your mouth comfortably)
- Two cloves garlic (pressed – I really like garlic)
- Balsamic Vinegar (whatever you’re comfortable with)
Mix it all in a bowl. Eat it.
Prep Time: 5 minutes.
Stinky factor: breath bad, urine bad. That means it’s working!
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