Thursday, January 28, 2010
Eat Your Vegetables & Fruit
We returned from vacation last night. I never realize how many vegetables and fruit we eat until we go on vacation. I don't know why I am surprised how few vegetables we Americans eat. Unless you order a salad at a fast food, there are no vegetable choices there. Most American meals focus on meat and starch. I don't consider potatoes, rice, and macaroni and cheese as vegetables, as many restaurants do. Vegetables that are included are so cooked, I wonder if they are any good for us anymore. My husband and I are not vegetarians, but compared to what we had this week (which was very good, mind you!) we are close to it. Anyway, it is good to be back home and I plan to make a big pot of vegetable soup for supper! Then, after a trip to the store, we go back to a raw vegetable with each meal and fresh fruit for snacks.