We’ve all heard it and we’ve all been that kid rolling our eyes when our mothers said it – “eat your vegetables”. At least, that was totally me. I used to hate them. But things have changed. And I realized just how much recently when a friends statement all but horrified me.
Have you ever been there? Horrified by someone’s innocent words? The words find your ears and you pause, flabbergasted, and go through an entire dialogue in your mind, on hyper speed… all the while smiling politely, knowing now is neither the time nor the place for a retort?
Yea, that was me when I heard my friend say these horrible words: “I hate vegetables”.
Okay, okay… I may be being over-dramatic here. But honestly, I was aghast!
It’s like – Uhm, excuse me? You hate vegetables? All vegetables? That rainbow of plant matter, more various in texture, aroma and flavour than any other food group? You hate all of them?
After an internal back and forth, and some personal reflection, I realized that this used to be me. I used to be on the veggie hate train too. But dude… you seriously do need to eat your vegetables (don’t you roll your eyes at me! :P) So let’s talk about how to make it a lot more enjoyable for ya.