I know people who truly like eating vegetables ... bell peppers eaten like apples, cherry tomatoes popped into their mouths like jelly beans, deep abiding passion for eggplants ... I am not one of these people. I wish I was because I know that it would be far easier to eat healthy if I enjoyed a wider variety of vegetables. (And, yes, I do know that peppers and tomatoes are actually fruits, so don't go all botanical nazi on me).
So, this goal - to eat some purely vegetable dish every night for two months - was to try to establish the habit of going for the green food while I was making something else to eat as a main dish. I will admit that I didn't have a lot of variety in what I reached for; I went through lots of packages of frozen broccoli/cauliflower and a fair amount of fresh spinach along with a few other things. However, I did get the pattern established because last night when my two months were officially over, it seemed entirely natural to have a big plate of spinach with just a little Italian dressing while I was mulling sandwich vs. leftovers as a main course. And, when I was buying groceries on Thursday, I hit the produce section hard so I would have parsnips and other root vegetables to roast this weekend as well as my stand-by choices for weekdays.
Will the habit last? I hope so.