thoughts on vegetables and cooking for my pregnant sis
May 27, 2011 11:48 am
Updated: Dec. 20, 2011 5:00 am
So my younger sister has been visiting for almost three weeks now and when she came home to visit us she was tired, worn out and the most exhausted I have ever seen her. She has a toddler and goes to school and her husband hasn't been helping her around
the house even though she is going through a very tough pregnancy. I took it upon my self to fatten her up, because her doctor told her she had not gained the weight that she was supposed to be gaining.
She is now glowing and her stomach has doubled in size! Yeah! I'm so excited for her and hopefully she will go home in a few days happy and well rested.
This has been a fun cooking adventure for me. Unlike my kids, my sis likes everything I cook! I got to do cobblers, casseroles, and awesome breakfast dishes. Wow... has this website been helpful. My only regret is the usual, the vegetables. I think it is because
I was never a big veggie fan but I seem to be lacking inspiration in that department. I am having vegetable issues.
I know the importance of veggies and I really try to have them available for at least one meal a day and snacks but my kids resist and I get all frustrated.
I have a few days left with my sister so I think I am going to focus my energy on cooking with veggies. I found a recipe on here for some fried green beans like TGI Fridays has but I wonder if there is even any nutritional value to something like that?
Another thing that I think I will try is to have a salad to go with dinner. That is considered a serving of veggies, right? I think my sis would like that, and maybe even my kids would pick at that!
I just hate making veggies and then being the only one eating them. We insist that the kids take one bite of everything I make but sometimes even that can be a fight.
Well I am dedicating this weekend "Vegetable weekend" and I think I am going to go all out on the veggies. Since it is also Memorial Day weekend I will see about getting some veggies on the grill too!
Well this was sure therapeutic, because now I am pretty excited to get started to see what kinds of veggies I can feed my sis and the fam this weekend :)