Hello friends! Hope you all are having a great day so far! Hubby and I have a stocked fridge with the same ole eats and we’re making a concerted effort to stick to our grocery budget so you’ll see a lot of food repeats on the ole blog here…hope you all don’t mind! 🙂
However this Friday is payday (yippee!) and I’m going to try and stock the fridge with some different goodies…I better start researching for some good (different!) foods. Speaking of the same ole foods…can eating the same type of vegetables be too much of a good thing?
When I look back on my sauteed vegetables and salads…what is the one veggie that sticks out? If you guessed red bell peppers, then I love you and that means you’re a loyal blog reader 😉
But in all seriousness, yes I eat the same types of veggies (i.e. carrots, zucchini, bell peppers) everyday. And this may be very neurotic but I make sure to eat a red bell pepper with at least lunch or dinner (or both!) each day…why you may ask? Well I hope this isn’t too TMI, but you know, it gets things moving 😉 Whenever people complain to me about digestive issues, I always say, eat a bell pepper. I kid you not, it works. And when the checker at Trader Joe’s wonders why I buy 6 packages of bell peppers at a time and asks me “are you making stuffed peppers tonight?!” I just smile and let him think that yes, that is why I just bought out your whole stock of bell peppers, and to save him from knowing my trick to healthy digestion 🙂
But could it be too much of a good thing? Usually an excess of anything in one’s diet isn’t necessary – it’s all about balance and variety is the spice of life. So once again, I should break out of my Creature of Habit moments and tap into some different veggies that I may end up liking, even loving! However, at least I’m reaching my daily quota of vegetables per day and that’s what matters most. Maybe this Friday on my next grocery trip I’ll pick up some new veggies…however the bell peppers are here to stay 😉
Lunch and dinner were veggie heavy since the day after the weekend I like to get lots of vegetables in. After eating copious amounts of frozen yogurt, ice cream, and carbs, I like Monday’s to be filled with veggie-rific meals 🙂
Lunch: Well whata you know…bell peppers made an appearance!
Dinner: Another salad beast…
This morning I woke up more tired than usual, but once I heard the coffee maker go “beep beep” to signal that it was ready and could then start smelling the delicious coffee aroma, it instantly got me outta bed…that and I like to pretend I’m in a Folger’s commercial 😉 If only I looked as bright eyed and bushy tailed as they do, ha!
After my sweaty spin class I was more than ready for breakfast and felt like having a repeat of yesterday’s goodness…only this time I added a lil drizzle of honey. What a world of a difference it makes in giving it a creamy sweet texture, love it!
Today I’ll answer with you all!
Questions: Do you repeat a vegetable (or certain food) in your diet? Red bell peppers, avocados, bananas, and hummus…to just name a few!
Is there something in your life that you think is “too much of a good thing”? In the past it was my exercise, but my body is very thankful that I’ve cut back on this as it was definitely getting in excess and my body was not happy with it…you can read more about that here.
Have you found a certain vegetable/fruit to help with your digestion? (If too TMI you don’t have to answer! 🙂 ) Other than bell peppers, prunes do the job too! And if you can’t stand the taste, dip ’em in peanut butter…sounds weird but really good!