September challenge

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While eating healthy is second nature to lot of people, it doesn’t come easily to me. While I’m picky about the kinds of meat I eat, I’m just as (if not more) choosy when it comes to fruit and veg. And of the few I do like, most of them are out of season and stupidly pricey right now. Good news is, winter is officially over.

So…my challenge for this month is to eat fruit or vegetables at least once a day. Potatoes only count as a half-win. Er, and I think the rest is pretty straightforward!

I anticipate a lot of trial and error. I don’t really know what to do with vegetables. I know that may sound silly, but it’s true. Case in point: I was trying to figure out how to jazz up some spinach last week. I caramelised some onions and fried up tiny potato cubes. Thankfully it came out well, but coming up with interesting combinations is HARD WORK.

In the meantime, I managed to make three new things this month. Er, I didn’t quite get to the cheesecake, but I did bake these instead:

Cheese and bacon muffins, with a few ill-advised spring onions sprinkled on some

Coconut ice. Nom.

Even in smaller portions, after two weeks of nibbling I still hadn't finished it all

Carrot cake. A little too moist and dense, but damn tasty with lemon cream cheese icing

Finished the whole thing in less than four days 🙂

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7 thoughts on “September challenge

  • Reply gem September 1, 2010 at 15:17

    Adding cheese to vegetables is a really easy way to make them palatable. Or ranch dressing. I like condiments. I also like pasta primavera, which you can overload with vegetables to make it less carby, more healthy, still tasty.

  • Reply Suzie G September 1, 2010 at 14:55

    Have a go at: baby spinach leaves, 4 bean mix, cherry tomatoes, cheese cubes (doesn’t really matter if it’s fetta, tasty.. whatever you feel like), apple cubes (red, green, again doesn’t matter) & balsamic vinegar. Yummo. I keep thinking there is more that goes in there, but I can’t think what. Have fun eating healthy, not always an easy task I know 😉
    Not too sure how I just found your page, via a few links somehow 🙂 Oh and you have the same Koi theme as me!

  • Reply Amber from Girl with the Red Hair September 1, 2010 at 16:15

    Put spinach in a smoothie! SERIOUSLY! So good, you won’t even taste it. Blend the following:

    spinach, banana, ice, milk, yogurt and PB (if you like PB and banana together) AMAZING combo!

    • Reply eemusings September 1, 2010 at 16:27

      I actually love spinach since I discovered it earlier this year! Haven’t had it uncooked, though.

      I should probably make a note to get some beans and asparagus into me this month, too.

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