Wow—I can’t believe how fast March is flying by! It’s my favorite month of the entire year—and not just because it’s my birthday month. The snow melts. The sun begins to shine. And, my calendar tells me spring is officially on its way. But, first—St. Patrick’s Day.
We don’t usually do much around here, short of wearing green to avoid leprechaun pinches, but the girls get a kick out of that. I’m not much for corned beef & cabbage, so that St. Patrick’s Day tradition is lost on us. The truth is, I’m not much for any green foods. And, I’m trying to change that.
I have applied to be the next Mamavation Mom and am making real changes in our family’s lifestyle. That means more vegetables & more exercise (okay, any exercise!) and less junk food. Which means the Shamrock cookies I might otherwise turn to for a St. Paddy’s Day treat are out of the running this year.
I’m challenging myself to add more green foods this week instead! Ordinarily, when I hear green food, I think green beans—it’s pretty much the only green veggie I actually like. Well, and fresh green peppers—but don’t even think about cooking them if you want me to eat them! Last week, I made peas for dinner, announced that everyone was eating them (yes, including Mommy!) and they did!
My super picky teen didn’t complain once—which is the point of the whole thing. Our girls need to see us living healthy, if we’re going to expect them to do so. The hubby & I are working out regularly, eliminating soda and making efforts to improve our diet. I’m eating breakfast daily, making healthier choices for lunch and working extra veggies into our dinners.
What’s on your menu for St. Patrick’s Day?
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