Tuesday, January 15, 2008

In the Beginning

I am 22 and have the eating habits of a five-year-old. That's right, I don't eat vegetables. This is the painful confession I so often have to make when an observant acquaintance notes that I am avoiding my bean sprouts or politely refuse salad. Beyond that, I have never found my pickiness especially crippling, but nevertheless I have decided to finally give vegetables another go. Perhaps, I've judged them unfairly, after all.

To this end, I have a grand plan wherein I will introduce a new vegetable into my diet each week. I can consume it in any way I like (also a chance to try out some creative recipes!), but must consume all of it throughout the week. I haven't worked out exactly how much I should buy, but I suppose that will naturally sort itself out. I'm keeping a blog at the suggestion of my friend Barbora, but hopefully also for the benefit of all seeking personal betterment. Comments of encouragement or recipe suggestions are encouraged! Hopefully I'll update this weekly with my thoughts on the past week's vegetable.

For the first week I am starting with spinach. I've always thought spinach dip seemed like a good idea, and no longer will I miss out on it in casual party settings! Let the vegetable liking begin!

4 comments:

Baryka said...

Susan, thank you! I promise I'm gonna encourage you as much as I can :) I'll probably put a link on my blog to start with so that all my friends can see how you're doing :) How was the spinach dip without spinach? :)))

fafner said...

Pretty tasty! But then, I guess I'm no closer to liking spinach...

Thanks for your support!

Isobel said...

Hey! I don't eat any vegetables either! I'll read with interest your journey into such a healthy, murky world... good luck!

Anonymous said...

This post asked for encouragement, but instead I feel the need to mock you. Remember when you claimed when we were kids that you got fewer colds than me because you ate no vegetables? I didn't believe it either! So yeah, told you so, just had to say that. Next stop, Susan the hippie vegetarian, woooo!!

-your (slightly) older, wiser sister