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I don’t like vegetables. That’s not entirely true but that’s what I say. There are some veggies I love  – roasted cherry tomatoes, roasted carrots, eggplant, but most I can take or leave, usually leave. I hate peas and Brussel sprouts (yes, I’ve tried them).

But the benefits of eating veggies far outweigh the “I don’t like them,”  so I’m trying. Last night we had chicken and mushrooms and I served peas for David and Amber. Instead of just passing on the veggie myself, I microwaved up some baby carrots. I tend to like vegetables cooked but not overcooked.

Summer’s coming and pretty soon it’ll be time to plant the garden. I find myself much more likely to use vegetables when I can just go out to the backyard and see what’s ripe and plan the meal around that. We’ll have cucumbers, zucchini, a couple types of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, broccoli. I’m not sure what else.

In the meantime, Everyday with Rachael Ray has a month of vegetable sides. What I should do is sneak some veggies in my breakfast smoothie. I should pull together some of these frozen smoothie packets from All Things Katie Marie, they all include spinach or kale.

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Photo from All Things Katie Marie