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Produce, Produce, Where's The Produce?

Sunday, December 02, 2012

I've spent the majority of my day driving around the city looking for a market that carries produce beyond just the boring stuff you find at any grocery store. And... I have failed. I found one market that had something as "exotic" as broccoli rabe. I bought some, and need to look up a recipe to figure out what to do with it.

Aside from that, it has been a completely useless day. Sunday is my rest day, so I haven't done much of anything. Every time I walk by my exercise room, it makes me excited inside. Even though I'll be walking outside in the morning and not exercising in there. Whatever gets me going, right?

Since it's a Sunday afternoon, I'm gonna list my 5 goals for the week:

1. At least 4 servings of veggies and 2 servings of fruit every day.

2. Keeping my blood sugar below 150, both before and after meals.

3. 5 days of cardio {walking, unless it's raining. If it's raining, I'll be inside with a dvd}. And that 5 may or may not become 6. A friend said she will come walk with me on Saturday afternoons, but it's supposed to rain next Saturday, so we will see.

4. 2 days of strength training

5. Yoga on Saturday afternoon

Welp, I think that's enough to work on for the next week. Hope everyone has had a great weekend!

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    It's probably the wrong time of year for it in most parts of the country, but if you can find a farmer's market sometimes you can get something a little new or different. And even if you can't, at least you're supporting a local farmer!

    I guess I didn't realize how lucky I was to live in my town - if I want something weird, I can go to Sprout's, HEB's Central Market, or Whole Foods...and that doesn't even consider the co-ops and three different farmer's markets! I should probably stop taking them for granted...
    2023 days ago
    Those goals seem completely doable! Remember to have fun with your workouts~ If I get bored, I'm less likely to get my butt moving!
    2027 days ago
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    Those are great goals! emoticon
    Have you thought about trying new "exotic" recipes with the same ol' boring veggies? Just a thought.
    2027 days ago
    It's so rural where I live the most exotic thing you can find are different colors of tomatoes. As pretty as they are in chocolates and yellows they still taste like a tomato. Good luck with your search! You'll have to post what the broccoli rabe was like I've always wanted to try it.
    2027 days ago
    I thought about an ethnic market, but I didn't search any out today. We tried an Asian market a few weeks ago, and aside from Asian pears as big as my head, they didn't have much. I'll give Mediterranean a try next time, maybe I will find something there. Thanks for the idea!

    2027 days ago
    Have you tryed an ethnic market some time they carry diverse produce. your goals are good. Hope you have a nice week.
    2027 days ago
    Awesome!! emoticon sorry about the produce emoticon emoticon
    2027 days ago
    I actually did try the internet search this morning, and found nada. I'm starting to understand why Columbus was ranked as one of the fattest cities in America. You can find 6846616841 McDonald's, and not one store with a good range in produce!

    This may seem like an odd question, but what are beets like? I've never had one.

    2027 days ago
    emoticon Those are some ambitious goals!

    Have you done an internet search for places with interesting produce in your area? Sometimes sites like Yelp or foodie type forums will have good suggestions. My local produce store had "golden beets" in last time and HAD to try them. Way less mess than normal beets, but they still took a long time to cook. It's fun to mix it up!
    2027 days ago
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