I started this year off with a vow to make healthier choices. I chose to steer clear of dessert, forgo that glass of wine that I usually have with dinner, drink lots and lots of water, take more vitamins, and exercise.
I did a really great job, for about a week. Then life got in the way. Turns out we’re moving – we’ve been swept up in a whirlwind of packing, apartment hunting and driving between New York and Vermont. Somewhere along the way, many of the intentions I set for 2013 have gone by the wayside. And I’m kicking myself for it.
But eating healthy is something I’m committed to. Having balanced meals is a priority for me. A choice I refuse to give up regardless of what life throws at me.
This guest post is from Cara Lyons from Cara’s Cravings.
In my next life, I’m going to live somewhere with year-round farmers’ markets. Heck, I keep telling my husband we’re going to do it in this life but we haven’t bit bullet. That’s what happens when you get comfy in a home that’s not too far from all your family and friends. But if they knew what they were missing, wouldn’t they pack up and come along with us?
What is so special about farmers’ market veggies? They are…
- Prettier than anything I see in the grocery store, even with their naturally quirky imperfections
- Colorful and sweet smelling, the way only freshly-picked, less-traveled produce can be
- Lovingly grown by people who care just as much about what’s going in your body as you do
Here in New England, we’re still a month away from farmers’ markets, but that doesn’t stop me from choosing what’s most seasonal and organic in the grocery store. When summer and early fall roll around, I’ll be giddily filling up my reusable bags with more locally-grown, seasonal produce than my husband thinks we can eat. What’s my secret, besides giant salads and nutrient-packed smoothies?