Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Healthy Eating

Ever notice how it's easier to eat healthy in some seasons than it is in others? Take Winter and Fall for instance, I crave warm, rich comfort foods...chicken and dumplin's, macaroni and cheese, hot biscuits, chocolate cake...the list goes on and on. But then comes Spring and my tastes turn to healthier fresh fruits and vegetables. As soon as we get our vegetable plot turned and the little seeds covered I start craving fresh squash, corn, and okra. So, off to the market I go to buy a few things to pacify my cravings until our garden begins to offer up its bounty.

Home again, my mouth is watering as I pull out my big cast iron skillet and get it heating while I wash, peel, and chop up the fresh-from-the market vegetables. I chop up smoked sausage and listen to the satisfying sizzle as I transfer it to the now hot skillet. Love that smell! Then I add my veggies.

It is cooked to perfection in only minutes. My, such a tasty and healthy meal when served over brown rice.

Hmmmm, now what? I think I am just wired to need a sweet after my meals. Well, I did buy those fresh sweet strawberries today. I wonder if they will satisfy my sweet tooth. Yeah, they'll satisfy my sweet tooth, but what about my fat tooth?

I have to think about this one for a little while. Then Taylor comes through with the perfect idea, "Mama, strawberries just beg for cheesecake." Now I can't let these beautiful berries down can I? Okay, I'll make a cheesecake and turn the needy little beggars into a sauce to drizzle on top. Now! We're all happy...the strawberries, Taylor, my sweet tooth, and my fat tooth. I love making everyone happy. I'm loving Spring!


  1. Yummy! It all sounds good to me, minus the sausage since I don't eat meat anymore. My 11 year old won't eat anything with veges but he would love the sausage. :) Real cheesecake is definitely a hit around here -- and plump and juicy strawberries are good anytime you can get them. Hope you are having a fabulous day. Tammy

  2. Oh it is much easier this time of year when it is all fresh!! Enjoy your yummy dinner!!
    Hugs, Lisa

  3. OH my that looks so yummy,,,, I love love love strawberry cheese cake.... mmmm mmmmm good.... have a great weekend


  4. You are so right about the change in eating habit during seasons...and about desserts. Trish


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