I confess I do not each as much fruits and vegetables as I should. But I have a good excuse, I don't have a vary varied pallette when it comes to such foods. After reading in Karen's blog about her family food adventures I have a renewed enthusiasm to try more. I like the regulars, and the bare minimum regulars. For example; I love apples, grapes, bananas and that's it for fruit. I try to eat oranges in the winter but I have no idea what peaches, pears, cantaloupe or various melons taste like. I also enjoy peas, carrots and well, that's about it for vegetables. Although I recently tried eggplant and although I did not cook it right, I will try it again.
Now I have a really good excuse for not eating such foods. Fresh fruits and vegetables are stinkin expensive! And I have a hard time justifying spending so much of my grocery budget on foods that become, literally, poop. I think that's a fair excuse.
But we did the South Beach Diet a while ago which is a lot more fresh foods and man did we feel energized and healthy. I'm hoping I wont loose my drive for fresh this time around. I just bought some strawberries and cut them up and put them in serving sized dishes in my fridge. The best way to eat them is with a bit of sugar right? I think I'll have some with lunch tomorrow. Who knows, maybe by the end of the summer I'll even be passionate about passion fruit!