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Healthy Habit #3: Eating quality freggies!

Monday, March 04, 2013

Healthy Habit #3: Eating quality freggies (fruits and veggies). The full color of the rainbow should be represented throughout the week to provide the most complete nutritional value. One great strategy I've used in the past is wearing a multi-colored blessed string bracelet to remind me of picking a variety of freggies. I choose so well now, the new half-plate visual will do just fine.

Attending the Rhubarb Festival is a relatively new and great way to spend time with friends and learn new recipes for a summertime favorite (besides grandma’s rhubarb conserve I make for family each year):

I am more than happy now to fill half of my plate with freggies (fruits and veggies). This makes salad bars and buffets my best friend after enjoying the farmer’s market or vast selections now carried within most of our local supermarkets. Enjoying the Asian buffet with family:

Adding spinach and romaine to my already spicy dal:

Zucchini stir fry like that served at my Ginza of Tokyo Hibachi grill (with much less the oil):

I so appreciate that so many of my spark friends are working with achieving “Consistently” and “Balance” – both difficult goals when you love to eat as much as I do. Using the Nutritional Tracker 2-5 times a day and tracking all that I eat has probably been my Number One asset (Make that Number Two to my faith – sorry, Lord).

Now that I’m on holiday, I’m so blessed to enjoy the bountiful offerings at the neighborhood farmer’s market. Here’s my bounty from the last two weeks:

“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” (Phil 4:12)

I can’t wait to make my grandmother’s bread and butter pickles. I’m waiting on a great price on cucumbers and I’m prepared – with recipe, new mandolin slicer, and canning jars. In the meanwhile I’ll do a smaller batch from regular cucumbers.

Just this last week, I made a large pot of African Sweet Potato Stew. So very yummy, and vegan friendly!


Even my beet greens (after making beet pickles) find their way into a recipe. This batch is being prepared for freezing and preparation with my yogurt curry.

This Queen of Freggies is wishing you healthy eating as you succeed in reaching your goals.

What is your favorite freggie and how to you like to prepare it?
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