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Monday, December 2, 2013

Fried green…what??

I spent a weekend this past October with my best friend, her husband and her mother.  It was a busy, craft filled weekend as we were finishing up decorating the nursery for her baby (who was born November 20th!!!).  For dinner, her mom made delicious homemade macaroni and cheese, then we had corn and fresh green beans.  They told me we were going to make friend green tomatoes which somehow, I have never had.  I love tomatoes. I just want them to be red. So it was really reaching out of my comfort zone to try them prepared this way.  They were really good though.  Of course, not as healthy and good for you as if you had them sliced and unfried, but good none the less.

PS, if you know me, you know there is no way I ate all the food on my plate. I think I had probably half of each dish!!!

When you are faced with a large plate of food at a dinner party, try to always eat the vegetables first. Its a habit I have gotten into that way I know I got a few good servings of nutrient dense vegetables before moving on.  I try really hard not to limit myself to only "good" foods as I would drive myself crazy without the "comfort" foods such as macaroni and cheese.   I try to encourage my clients to attack their meals in a similar fashion.  Focus on the best for you pieces of the meal and then move on to the others.  You don't have to finish everything on your plate.  Believe me, I was raised by a southern mama who wouldn't let us leave anything on the plate so if I've learned to adapt to this, you can too!!

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