I try to make healthy choices....I switched to Himalayan Pink Salt, which is alkaline and contains many vital minerals your body needs. I've got a Costco-sized tub of coconut oil, which i use for everything from making my own hair potions to frying Newfoundland cod. I take high quality vitamins, at least a few times a week. I use the purest essential oils on the planet. I prefer home-cooked meals. Except when I don’t have time, which is approximately 5 days a week. Okay. Mostly I prefer other people’s home-cooked meals. I try (albeit unsuccessfully) to eat a “reasonable” amount of chocolate, preferably dark, which is high in antioxidants. Sometimes for lunch. (There are almonds involved too.) Instead of soda and juice, I drink tea (sweetened of course), more antioxidants. I think about exercising and have fond memories of that yoga class I took in 2008. A house with stairs counts, right? Especially since the washer and dryer are in the basement? I buy a lot of healthy ingredients. Sometimes they even make it into a dish. I eat breakfast. Half the time. I made a goal of cutting back on my carbs. I buy apples, bananas, and oranges for the kids. I glance longingly at the produce aisle on my way to milk and bread. Sometimes I even browse in it.
But the one area that seems to elude me is vegetables. I hardly even make my kids eat them because I don’t want to eat them. And it’s not like I don’t like the taste – I love raw spinach and broccoli, cole slaw, carrots,… almost everything really, except okra.
But the whole process of going to the store, choosing the right one, wondering how many weeks (months?) ago it’s been picked or wondering if it’s freezer burned, creating a meal around it, having to chop it small enough to hide it from my husband/kids, hearing them complain if they found a 2mm onion instead of a 1mm onion…. It’s exhausting.
I’ll be honest – I HATE CHOPPING VEGETABLES. There, I said it.
I don’t have much counter space.
By the time I’m making the dinner I haven’t planned in advance, the whole family is starving, I’m sneaking chocolate chips out of the pantry (hey, they’re semi-sweet), and chopping takes time. Especially when you're a slow chopper like me.
Moreover, everyone knows onions make you cry, but for me, it’s more of a stinging, painful, i-can’t-open-my-eyes-for-3-minutes, i-need-a-hazardous-materials-eyewash-station kind of situation.
And yeah, I’m lazy. So lazy, I’d been lackadaisically looking for freeze-dried foods for years, just like the preppers have hidden under their mattresses, but in a manageable quantity. I don’t have a need for that $100 5-gallon bucket of dehydrated green peas. I don’t like peas that much.
Enter Thrive Life Foods – “crunch dried” nutrition I can toss in my dinners at the last minute? Like pixie dust, but with vitamins??? I am overjoyed!!!
I can't wait for my first installment to arrive!