Then I read this short and simple article in the Ensign. I almost skipped it because, heck, I know about nutrition. But, I read the captions to the pictures which got my attention enough to make me read the couple of paragraphs that made up the article. Then I thought about it for the next couple of days. The point about eating fruits and vegetables "in the season thereof" reminded me of the seed catalogs.
A few days later, I had a conversation with my mom about the article. I told her about the need to be more sparing with meat. When I really thought about it, though, I realized that I do use meat sparingly. I'll use one pound of hamburger in a huge stock pot of vegetable beef soup. I can make one whole chicken spread out over three meals and that is just the meat; I also boil the bones and get six to eight cups of chicken stock to use in recipes later. We haven't had bacon in probably six months because I refuse to pay those prices. If beans will work just as well, I use beans. I don't think meat is our problem.
Then I saw this picture on Pinterest. The caption said The Way to Store Fruits and Vegetables. I took it as a mild tongue-in-check joke. Yes, the fruits and vegetables should fill the fridge. When I clicked on the link, it actually was a practical source on effectively storing fruits and vegetables. Useful, I s'pose, but that is not why I loved the picture and the joke the pinner didn't know they were making.
While waiting for my daughter at piano lessons, I was looking through a Real Simple magazine spread about healthy snacks. The ideas looked so delicious.
|Orange and Walnuts|
|Tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and balsamic vinegar.|
I firmly believe that our bodies tell us what we need. I need more fruits and vegetables. I need less sugar . . . way less sugar. I'm not going to cut out sugar, but I know I have a little problem with the sugar.
This diet of mine needs a little spring cleaning. The vegetable garden planning has commenced!