30 Days of Vegetables, Part 2

Saturday was my 20th day of eating vegetables every day for 30 days. I’m keeping a diary of the experience and here is Part 2, a record of day 11 to day 20. If you missed it and have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s Part 1.

Day 11:

Never gave much thought to the cucumber, but after mild reflection I get the phrase, “Cool as a cucumber” now. Completed goal with extra dressing.

Did another round of Jillian Michaels with Naz.

Day 12:

Foodie is the New Forty suggested making veggie chips. Am excited about this idea. Wish my schedule was light enough now to give these a try right away. Alas, will have to wait. Finished bag of mixed lettuce. Good riddance! Not a fan of plain lettuce.

Tonight taking a pole dancing class with girlfriends. Counting it as a workout. Bringing my week’s count to 5 workouts. I think this is about even with how many times I worked out all year last year.

Day 13:

Spinach and cheese crepe! Creped veggies are better than raw veggies.

Day 14:

Had Mother’s Day dinner with the boyfriend and his mom at a Korean restaurant. Veggies today were part of the big Korean BBQ meal. Souped veggies, pickled veggies, grilled veggies. I could eat kim chi every day.

Day 15:

Work took the day to go canoeing. About 5 hours of hard paddling. Ouch! The lunch team packed spinach among other sandwich ingredients. Made myself a delicious humus, spinach, and turkey pita sandwich.

Day 16:

Lunch time, ate out at Madam Mams. Ordered the Pad See Yew, flat noodles, eggs, and Chinese broccoli stir fried.

Day 17:

Spinach! I think this is the only vegetable I really enjoy raw.

Day 18:

I landed in Boston to visit BFF just in time for dinner. Went to Little Q’s for hot pot. I loaded up on bok choy, pea sprouts, Chinese broccoli, and taro. It was veggie heaven. I can eat vegetables in hot pot all day. What a funny thing to admit. Growing up, much to my mom’s dismay, I only ate the tofu, fish balls, and noodles in hot pot.

Day 19:

BFF and I cooked for dinner and we made a delicious salad, using a How Sweet it Is recipe. Vegetables included arugula, asparagus, and shallots.

We also experimented with making kale chips. Light, salty, and crisp. Can’t wait to make a whole batch of these when I get back to Texas.

Day 20: We ate at a restaurant in Montpelier, Vermont for dinner. In an effort to eat vegetables, I ordered a crepe with roasted red peppers, spinach, onions, and a basil sunflower pesto.


Closing off my 20th day without skipping a day makes me feel so empowered. I’ve always had myself pegged as someone who is simply unhealthy and never bothered to challenge myself to change. I’m ashamed to admit that I was being lazy. This experience is now 2/3 done and I’m already excited about continuing this journey not only with the vegetables but towards a healthier lifestyle in general.

Question: What’s your favorite way of eating veggies?