Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Organic, Local, Veg Heads

   It's Wednesday! The day I finagle my hair into some sort of mom-do to make people believe it might actually be clean, watch the house go to shambles as I shuffle everyone out the door and put on my mom attitude face that says, "Driving a mini-van is too cool for you" (oversize sunglasses are a must). Translation: Wednesday is errands day. Trader Joe's, Target, Costco, Fresh and Easy, chiropractor, whatever needs to get done, we do it. But the highlight, is Farmers Market. O yea. 

   I used to get really annoyed when people talked about Farmers' Markets. What's all the hype? I thought it was just a passing craze. Let me tell you, I was wrong. Now I hope it becomes a way of life for everyone, because it insures you get the best quality ingredients, picked at just the right time, at a reasonable price.

   A year and a half ago, I read an article about how many hundreds of miles our food travels to get to our plate and I was appalled. Gas emissions aside, when food is prematurely picked and takes days to get into your kitchen, it is not going to contain many nutrients. So why am I suffering through this veggie to get nutrition that isn't even there? Since then we have bought our produce exclusively at farmers' markets, rearranging our schedules and going out of our way to shop there. There have been a handful of times we have had to shop at a traditional store when we've been out of town. Those are the times I realize why America does not eat enough veggies; they look so lame, dull, gross and tasteless! Yes, I'm biased. Farmers market veggies just don't compare. Everything is so plump, bright and fresh. Plus, studies show that people who shop at FM's are happier than people who don't because of the satisfaction that comes from helping a family owned business.

Does your plate know the colors of the rainbow?

   Yup, we eat lots of veggies here. You put life inside you, you will be full of life! This red leaf lettuce was picked this morning! So fun shopping for beautiful things! 

    This morning I tried to fit in Goop's 15 minute workout. I didn't even make it through the first five minutes, which means only one leg did major leg lifts. Which means my right leg feels like it belongs on Captain America and my left leg feels pathetic. I feel like I have an identity crisis. Oh, never mind, just a mom of toddlers. 


Brittany GraceAnn said...

I want to run errands with you!!! These veggies look fabulous!!! XO

Arisa and Daniel said...

Sounds like a plan!

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