Eat your veggies

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Yes, I am finding out that eating your veggies is a very good thing. I have been adding a healthy portion of cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, carrots etc to my meals. I feel full longer and seem to be able to control my cravings better. And I am feeling better too.

I never cared for veggies too much, but since I have started including them in all my meals, I seem to want them there. Especially the cucumber, it is a refreshing treat to have a bite now and then while eating dinner. Even if I don't have salad or dressing, I like the cucumbers all by itself. This am I found that a touch of banana pepper juice tasted very good on them too if you want a little kick. LOL

I also enjoy a cup of herbal tea with agave nectar after meals and it helps with my digestion and I think the nectar has greatly improved my inflamation issues. My pain has been significantly decreased the last couple of weeks. I still have some issue with swelling but I think that comes with sitting too long. (At the hospital and in the car for the last few days) Today the swelling is noticably down.

I have been tryiing different flavors of tea. I like the blueberry, but I still think orange spice is my fav. I like the cherry pretty good too. Any suggestions on what flavors to try? What are your favorites? I would like to know what my friends like in the herbal tea arena. :)

Well, I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. I think I am gonna relax and play games for awhile on facebook ha ha ha. I have been neglecting my flower shop. LOL I have meeting tonight and my studies are all done. Time for play :)

Love to all.....Joyce

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    I love green tea with honey the most. Also Im going crazy for watermellon right now!!! Sometimes I just eat that for a meal!!! Its so delishious and nutrishious!!! I always keep cut up veggies in th fridge, washed and ready to grab and go. Grapes are a great grab and go too, also bananas and baby carrots.

    2113 days ago
    Thanks to everyone for sharing their thoughts on veggies and tea. I enjoy all your comments! Love to you all!
    2116 days ago
  • GLMOM2
    I've been on a broccoli kick lately. It seems a couple nights a week we have fresh steamed broccoli with our dinner. I thought the family was liking it & didn't mind until the other night my oldest said "oh yeah, broccoli again". Last night I opted for fresh fruit for them but still had my steamed broccoli!

    emoticon (not sure if thats broccoli, but its close enough! LOL)

    2116 days ago
  • NEW-ME-IN2012
    emoticon emoticon Vegetables are my lifesaver. I clean & cut to size as soon as get them, that way they're always ready when I need them. I like to take a variety of them with me in service to snack on. Won't be long till melons are in season. I absolutely love them ice cold so I'll take a cooler with ice to enjoy with the group on service days.
    2116 days ago
    Go Veggies! Love 'em too!


    Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
    Melinda (gopintos)
    Dr Oz Show Fans Team
    2116 days ago
    yes i love veggies now . as a kid i didnt eat them . mom didnt cook them or serve them . so i never was introducted to them . only now in my old age have i discovered the joy of eating lots vegetables . ;love tes green tea spicy tea .
    2117 days ago
    I really like Peppermint but the newest I stumbled across is Celestial Seasoning's Bengal Spice. Awesome smell and taste emoticon
    2117 days ago
    Hi Joyce.
    I enjoyed your blog. Thank you for sharing. I agree with you I love my vegetables, now. I have been eating healthy for also three weeks and I am liking it better and better. I am trying things that I have never tried and am loving it. You are right, you really do get full and it makes you feel good also. I have been wanting some cucumbers also. I am trying to talk my husband into fixing us some garden boxes where we can grow some vegetables ourselves. We try to eat organic as much as we can and they are really high in cost. I don't mind paying for them I was spending way more on junk but it would really be nice to grow some for us. We'll see.
    He is also building us a log cabin so I can't fuss to much.
    Keep on Sparkin. We will beat this weight thing this time.
    2117 days ago
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