The Year of Living Vegetally

Year of Living Vegetally
January, arbitrary though it may be, is a time for taking stock. What’s been good, what’s been bad, and what you want to change.

This year, the fourth of The Domestic Front, I want to change how I eat. No, I’m not going vegetarian. Or paleo. You won’t suddenly see a rash of recipes with points values, or gluten-free, fat-free, sugar-free foods. I’m more of a moderate, and I like my resolutions to be additive. So this year I am resolving to eat more fruits and vegetables, and I want you to come with me.

We all know we should eat more fruits and vegetables, right? At least five servings a day. But if you’re anything like me, by the time you’ve gotten the chicken on the table, with some starch so your five year old eats SOMETHING, adding another vegetable dish just seems like too much work. And why snack on apples when crackers are so crunchy and salty?

Well, I want to change that, for my sake and my kids’ sake. I’m going to spend this year on the blog exploring new recipes using fruits and vegetables, strategies for incorporating more produce in my life, and tips and tricks on purchasing and even growing your own. 2013 is officially the Year of Living Vegetally here on The Domestic Front, and I hope you’ll come along for the ride.

6 comments to The Year of Living Vegetally

  • I find it incredibly difficult to get 5 servings of fruit or veggies a day into my system. I should start drinking v8 or something, because otherwise the only veggies I get are at dinner, or if I eat a salad for lunch.

  • Kate

    Becky, I’m the same way. I’m going to try to provide more ideas for breakfast, lunches and snacks, too.

  • In the summer I’m great about eating salads for lunch, but the winter gets me. I just want carbs. I’m such an addict.

  • Great idea! I’m so inconsistent with my fruit and veggie intake…I really have to take the time to make it easier to eat them than anything else-like prepping a big salad to eat for lunches or getting all the ingredients for a smoothie together ahead of time. And with a 3 and a 4 year old who are getting pickier by the day it’s hard to find veggie sides that everyone will eat!

  • Best of luck living vegetally this year! I look forward to reading what yummy stuff you come up with.

  • Viv

    Kate, LSQ from Mad Hungry just put put a book called Meatless focusing on vegetable dishes for her carnivorous family! Looking forward to you both serving as my Meatless Monday inspiration!

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