As suggested, if you have access to them, farmers’ markets are pretty cool.
This past Sunday morning I came away with apples, strawberries, broccoli, green beans and sugar snap peas for $20. Sure, I could go into some soapbox-y speach about supporting local businesses and eating organic blah blah blah, but the truth is I feel better during the week when I actually come close to adhering to that “apple a day” nonsense you heard as a child.
I feel better during the week when I regularly incorporate fresh vegetables into my dinners.
I feel better knowing that I’m making incremental process to finding a better version of me, through the food choices I make. Every little bit helps, and I’ll take whatever I can get.
I’d be lying if I said every meal looked like this. But as long as portion sizes like this are becoming more of a trend, not an anomaly, then I know I’m on the right track.
Total cook time: 22 minutes (because of the biscuit)
With the three-day weekend upon us, the last thing I want to do is stress about a blog post. So here’s a photo of our pea plants. They’re almost ready for harvest.
Eat your veggies
And for some reason, this excites me.
I wouldn’t consider myself a culinary expert. I have my fair share of issues maintaining a balanced diet. I swear it’s getting better but these things take time, right?
I’ve occasionally mentioned my desire expand, and more importantly, round out my diet to something that would appear to be slighly more proper. Reaching FDA recommended levels of vegetable and fruit intake aren’t an impossible feat, but considering where I started from I will take baby steps to a healthier diet. Fruit isn’t a big barrier of entry for me but the side of the equation, those silly vegetables are a tough cookie. Or something like that.
So I know that one of the big responsibilities that goes with being a person with Diabetes is maintaining a healthy diet. All of a sudden nutrition labels are the most interesting thing in the world when you go grocery shopping. Like magic, the ability to convert carbs into units of insulin is bestowed upon Wilford Brimley Fan Club members around the world. Continue reading