I personally never get sick of leaves . Greens of any type, served any way. Blended, steamed, raw, I don't discriminate. The boys on the other hands have had a lot of green fed to them this week and I think I kind of did them in. I think I got a little lazy or maybe a little excited that JD was not complaining about anything I served up... a couple of kale salads with farro, another chopped veggie salad with grilled tofu, and I re-purposed the kale salad by adding some other veggies and grains to it thinking that maybe he wouldn't notice. On the 4th night is when JD had had it, " What are we having for dinner tonight? I am SO FREAKING sick of leaves!!!" It hit me kind of hard as I had been trying my best to serve healthy food all week. As usual, I was adding animal protein to the kid's dinners to make sure that they were fed because I cannot get anything with the consistency bean into Coop. Dunc loves them so a lot of the time he is good with what I make. I ended up this night giving JD some chicken and he ate it happily. He had gone over a month with no animal protein.
He did feel kind of bad about eating it as once he sets his mind to something he sticks with it. In this case though he was starving and did not want leaves and went for it. I still struggle with the idea that having a small portion of chicken once a week is not okay. None of the studies looked at someone who had 4 ounces of chicken a week. I think the idea is people start slipping back into old habits and once you add animal protein back and it just becomes habit again. I have to say that I absolutely hate cooking chicken and having it in the kitchen now. It totally grosses me out. I will buy organic rotisserie chicken instead next time.
The fact that I'm not eating any meat, Duncan is hardly eating any, and Cooper and JD are eating so many fruits veggies and whole grains makes me super happy. The veggie quotient in our house has probably grown 5 fold of what it used to be, and we actually used to eat a lot of it. Headed out to search for some meatless "meat" that doesn't taste disgusting. Wish me luck!
I am Chrissy Roth, a mom, wife, Physical Therapist, Spin Instructor, and Wellness Coach with a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition. I've had a passion for health and nutrition my whole life and have always been drawn towards prevention. Why wait until your fat or sick or both to do something about your health? I'm looking to be the healthiest me NOW and am always sharing what I know. I love a challenge... 2 boys who think they are cavemen and a husband who wants to go veggie but hates beans, tofu, legumes, and most nuts.... I WILL make this happen cause that's how I roll (whole grain of course)...