Food Health Wellness

Confessions of a vegetable avoider

Written by Allison Wolf

It’s true.

Please don’t think less of me.

I struggle with eating enough vegetables.

I just can’t get enthusiastic about salad.

Steamed vegetables are so bland.

I don’t like cauliflower unless it is smothered in cheese sauce.

I recently found a solution in this green monster smoothie because it is so delicious and the taste of the greens completely disappears under the yummy nutty flavour. It makes me feel simultaneously virtuous and self-indulgent while giving me a good dose of energy for the afternoon.

I was also overjoyed to discover the Eat the Rainbow website created by my friend’s daughter, Audrey, for her class genius hour project. You can learn more about Audrey and genius hour here. Audrey, like me, is a salad avoider. Instead, she discovered how vegetables transform when roasted from unplesant to tasty. That’s what her website is all about. I tried her roasted radish recipe (who knew?!) last night and it was delectable.

What do you do to make vegetable eating more appealing? Do share a comment and let us know!

 

 

About the author

Allison Wolf

I am the founder of AWAL and a lawyer coach with over a decade of experience helping clients overcome challenges and achieve success however they define it. In practice this can be many things from helping a law firm partner get more “dad time” with his young family, to coaching a lawyer on the business development strategy, skills, and implementation to grow her legal practice. After a career in legal marketing and business development with law firms in Beijing, New York, and Vancouver, I was trained as a coach in 2004 at Royal Roads University and coach clients from across North America. You can reach me at allison@shiftworks.ca or visit my website thelawyercoach.com.

1 Comment

  • The secret to yummy veggies is two-fold: 1) get the freshest highest quality organic ones you can find, 2) use a healthy dressing – I like to mix up lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, and a little tamari sauce. Yum.

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