Miracles do happen and life is full of surprises.
If your loved one is not keen on eating as healthy as you’d like, keep the faith. I offer you a story of hope.
The other day, Mr. Non-Compliant (aka my husband), and I, were having dinner. I’d ordered sea bass served on a bed of boiled greens. He ordered rack of lamb.
I carefully removed the skin and bones, and the fish literally melted in my mouth. It was amazing.
After several bites, I tried the greens. They resembled spinach–sort of—and provided a bed for the fish. (See photo)
One bite sent me into a nasty face and a verbal “BLAGH.” This had to be the most bitter, vile, vegetable I’d ever tasted. I like cauliflower better—and most of you know where THAT vegetable rates.
I applied a liberal amount of lemon juice, salt, and pepper, then gave it one more shot. NO WAY was I going to eat anymore. I continued to enjoy the fish.
Mr. NC then decided to take a bite of the gross greens, expressing his disbelief that they could be that bad. He finished them off, making me a member of the “Clean Plater’s Club.”
As I looked at him in the most horrified way, he smiled back and replied most innocently, “What?”
I shook my head. As we left the restaurant, I wondered when the aliens would return my M&M, donut-loving husband to me.
Mr. NC offers the rest of the story:
So the Health and Wellness Coach didn’t like her veggies. When she told me she was writing about this, I said the story could probably use balance, so here I am, back from the alien convention.
As I’m sure you know, I have a reputation for going off the rails as it relates to Coach Carol’s dietary beliefs. But as she says, “Eat it if it’s amazing.” I just believe that M&M’s and donuts are amazing!
Anyway, vegetables were always boiled when I was a kid—a bit bland. Carol however, broils or sautés them with seasoning so that they’re actually a terrific compliment to the meal. (Be sure to check out her vegetable recipes on her website.)
So I was obviously surprised when she recoiled over the vegetables being too strong – since they were served with a very mild fish that needed something with a punch!
The one vegetable that I’ve always liked is spinach and this was very similar but stronger, and nicely seasoned too. I don’t understand what the issue was. It was a perfect compliment. But then I wouldn’t be Mr. NC if I didn’t go off the rails.
By the way, if you see me eating something that I shouldn’t, no need to tell me you won’t tell Carol. I need you to be sure to tell her. After all, I have a reputation to maintain!
Carol and Mr. NC
“Only eat it if it’s amazing!”—Health Coach Carol