Do you feel guilty when dinner doesn't include a vegetable?
- roxlet May 29, 2010 02:35 AM
I feel really guilty, but sometimes it's hard to get the whole thing pulled together. I think my default is sliced tomatoes, and I use my default far too often!
I try to stay away from a "default" but mine is usually roasted veggies. I just pick up random root veggies, possibly a squash, or mushrooms, whatever...and throw them on a solid baking sheet. I only feel guilty when I haven't prepared enough meat!
Guilty how? The food "whatever" says "per day". Are you feeling guilty because each choice all day you say no?
I just figure the per day thing. It is a guideline for healthful living...your life. Will the stroke you suffer 23.037 years from today be because of that single only meal? Does a "cleansing fast" undo all? Think not.
I just go with the idea, I chose guidelines. If I follow them and all seems well. good. If not, look at how I am following guidelines.
Adelle Davis, pioneer, of healthful diets and how foods can harm. died of cancer. She said it was because of foods she ate as a child. I see this as maybe she was wrong cancer has many causes or fate or can one undo what was done before?
This can paralyze.
One thing I know ; we all die.
I do feel a bit guilty when that happens, but not enough to slow the works.
It happens less often than it might otherwise, because I keep some bags of frozen mixed veggies (peas/carrots/baby limas) on hand, and I can generally find time to toss some into a saucepan and simmer in a bit of water while I'm doing other things.
I know that feeling. I always cook a variety of fresh veggies with only very rare exceptions. Whenever we would spend time at the Maryland shore, a week of crab cake takeout dinners that only come with fries, with only corn on the cob available in some places, would have me dying to go pick up a pre made salad at the grocery store.
Oh well, i do feel bad as well. With all that eat healthy bla bla yadda its hard to evade that feeling. I shouldn't though as in grand total there is nuff veggies and nutritions in my food.
On the bright side: you start pondering about WHY you eat what you eat, and eventually say goodbye to the old scheme of "1 x meat, 1 x staple food and 1 x alibi veggies". Makes you more open minded to use whats in your crisper.