Thursday, September 30, 2010

How Do I Love Thee?

I love vegetables. Well, I'm not particularly fond of beets even though I think they're pretty, but as to the rest I pretty much like them all. This is not the case with 3ft or Husband. 3ft pretty much only likes broccoli so far. He'll eat corn, mushrooms, green beans and choke down carrots if he has too but his go to veggie is broccoli (I don't really count potatoes as a veggie, I tend to place them in the pasta category because they're mostly starch). The husband on the other hand will only eat mushrooms, corn, green beans, and carrots if they're a part of roasted something.

It's annoying.

Well, every once in awhile I'll put a new vegetable in front of 3ft and see what he thinks. Last night it was brussel sprouts. I gave him 5. He ate one, said he liked it, and pretty much kept eating them. I happened to glance at his face while he was chewing the last one.

"Why do you have yuck face?" I asked.

3ft shrugged and looked sad.

"If you don't like them, it's okay. I just want you to try them. If you tell me you like them I'll make them for you again and then you have to eat them again. Do you really like them?"

He swallowed. "I'm so sorry, Mommy, I don't really like them."

"That's okay, I'm just glad you tried them. Next time I'll make you a different vegetable when I make brussel sprouts again."

"Like broccoli?"

And there we have it. He still loves broccoli above all other veggies. Someday, perhaps, he'll like something else too.

So along with the brussel sprounts, I made garlic rubbed steak with sauteed mushrooms and a garlic and herb pasta. It turned out pretty delicious and other than the brussel sprout drama, 3ft cleaned his plate -- and so did I!

I'm totally happy to announce that both winners got their delicious baked goods from my 100 day healthy living giveaway. Janna says of her Chocolate Swirled Banana Muffins, "They are delicious! They have so much flavor." And Susan says of her Honey Cinnamon Swirled Cinnamon Bread, "Holy crap that stuff's good - like crack." I did mini loaves of the bread and I couldn't cut them open to picture them, but Susan, being an awesome girl, took one when she cut them open.

--Previous Day Tracking --

Exercise -45 minute power walk, 20 minutes of Wii Fit Strength Training and Yoga, and 20 minutes of jogging around the apartment.

Healthy Lifestyle - Day 114

Only Water - Day 109

Total Pounds Lost - 41.7

Breakfast - bowl of FiberOne Honey Clusters w/ homemade Almond Milk
Morning Snack - FiberOne Granola Bar
Lunch - Cajun Chicken Sandwich, carrots, and a pickle spear
Mid-Afternoon Snack -1/2 peanut butter and banana sandwich and 1/2 chocolate swirled banana muffin.
Dinner - Garlic Steak w/ Sauteed Mushrooms, brussel sprouts, and garlic pasta.

Total Day Calories - 1084


Turkey said...

Carrots are the chosen veggie among the turkettes. However 6yo turkette will try anything and likes about 70% of what she tries. 4yo won't touch it if it is green.

I grew up in a veggie eating house and hubs grew up in a fruit eating house, so planning meals isn't easy. The kiddos will eat any and all fruits so I am hoping youngest is getting enough nutrition that way.

Potatoes do have lots of carbs, but also lots of nutrition. A ton of potassium and plenty of fiber and vit. C. (Mostly found in the skin) The smaller potatoes (Red, fingerlings, gold) have more nutrients than your basic Idaho spud and are less carby. I just wish I could get my family to eat them other than as fries!! Another AWESOME potatoish veggie is the sweet potato. Those are packed with good stuff. So they can be counted as starches AND veggies too. :)

Yes, I am a food geek. ;)

Turkey said...

Oh! I also wanted to add that I will eat all the beets you don't want, in exchange for those stinky brussel sprouts. ;)

Lisa Dovichi said...

Yeah, I know about the nutritional values of potatoes.. LOL But because of all the starch we eat them in moderation sort of thing. 3ft will only eat them as fried or occasionally as mashed.

I HEART Sweet Potato!! I need to get some. :D

I'm a food geek too. :D

DEAL! I'll take the brussels you take the (ick) beets! :D

Melanie Hooyenga said...

I LOVE sweet potatoes. YUM.

That's so great 3ft tries his vegetables! I know that's not the case with most kids.

Lisa Dovichi said...

I can pretty much get 3ft to try anything which hasn't always been the case so I'm pretty proud of him. Now it's just whether or not he likes it. Although it's pretty funny to watch his faces when he doesn't. LOL