Eat Your Veggies or A Tale Of Vegtables

My mom once gold me that as a small child I refused to eat vegetables.  If I remember the story correctly this was during the time my parents were first introducing me to solid foods.  She swore I had vegetable radar and would not consume anything like carrots or peas.  Of course she tried the baby food and said she wouldn’t even eat it.  Somehow even after that she still decided to try and see if I’d eat the stuff!😐

evidently this was a short-lived aversion on my part.  Except peas, Lima beans, chickpeas, sprouts and potatoes.  Yeah I don’t know, I eat potatoes now but they aren’t my favorite.  Chickpeas are okay if prepared in a way that I enjoy.  I can pass on the peas even today unless they are fresh out of the garden and uncooked.  So yes I may still be a bit picky about my veggies.

There are some vegetables that I adore, but am not supposed to eat because of lupus.  These just happen to be tomatoes and eggplant or aubergines which still find a way into my weekly meals.  I know, they really need to be monitored more closely because they may be why my flare continues despite medications.  But when I hear someone tell me to eat my veggies, those are the veggies I reach for!  So I’ve asked friends and loved ones to help me monitor and avoid those veggies or at the very least seriously reduce the intake.


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