Want to know why I eat vegetables? The short and simple answer is nutrients.
Most vegetables taste pretty good to me, especially if they’re roasted, but knowing that the nutrients are good for my mind, body, and soul encourages me to eat them frequently. When I’m loading up my diet with veggies, I notice a positive influence on my mood, cravings, and physical appearance. I also notice a difference when I am not eating them.
The reason I am explaining why I eat vegetables is because something weird happened to me this morning.
Mid-morning, I had a serious craving for sautéed spinach. Not a Pumpkin-Quinoa Muffin. Not a handful of butterscotch chips. Sautéed spinach. Who am I?!? Who craves vegetables? I crave sugar, damn it! I always thought people who said they craved vegetables were full of crap, but now I sort of get it.
Since I started to reduce the amount of sugar that I consume, I’ve incorporated a lot more vegetables into my meals and snacks. The more vegetables I eat, the more I crave them and the less I want sugar. Ok, well, I always want to eat sugar, but now my cravings for sweets are less frequent and more manageable.
I’m still in shock about my spinach craving. I feel like I need to eat a cupcake to even it out!
Why do you eat vegetables?
I’m getting pretty close to completing my 30th Healthiest Foods Challenge. I’m just six foods away!
Actually, make that five! I knocked off edamame at lunch! I paired it with leftover brown rice and black beans from last night’s dinner.
I finished off the meal with a Pumpkin-Quinoa Muffin. Delish!
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