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Veggie Thursday! : Don't get Thwarted

Now that we are heading into the full holiday swing of things, one day of veggie vigilance just isn’t enough veggie to balance the nutritionally deficient (yet abundant) goodies of the bountiful holidays to come. Therefore, this week kicks off Veggie Everyday season. From now until the New Year you and your family must make a conscious effort to eat at least one serving of veggies everyday. As you start to contemplate your dinner in the late afternoon, ask yourself, “Have I had any veggies yet today?”


The best way to handle this is to be prepared. Keep salad mixes, freshly cut and washed raw veggies and frozen veggies handy in your home. When you are on the road do the best you can and don’t give up on your daily veggie intake just because your favorite veggies aren’t available.


We are enough before the holidays to get a good start on this habit. As you know, come Thanksgiving day it’s all over for establishing good habits for the remainder of the year. Make Veggie Everyday your last push for the year.


I asked Brian to weigh in on the subject and this is what he had to say:


“Hey Kris,

As you know, I’m on the road and at the moment I’m stuck dining in an employee cafeteria in a casino in the middle of nowhere Connecticut. They haven’t found a vegetable they can’t fry or smother in cheese. I have turned to the salad bar. Salad bars can be dangerous too, iceberg lettuce, ranch dressing. Some of the dressings you can put on a salad, you might as well be eating a Big Mac. Anyway, think color and pile it on. I start with spinach greens, add some diced bell peppers, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, that’s about all they have at the cafeteria salad bar, but you get the idea. I add a little hard-boiled egg white for added protein. If your vegan, or you just don’t like egg whites, Garbanzo beans are a great source of protein as well. Finish it off with a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar and I have successfully survived another day in casino paradise.”

For more on Brian and I please visit www.m-train.com.

Good Luck! I’m always here if you need me!

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