When The Man of the House and I first moved in together we didn’t have the best eating habits. As part of our new life together we decided to change that. We made three rudimentary guidelines to follow:
- Eat at least one vegetable at dinner. What did we do before you ask? Our mothers read this blog so I can’t comment on that.
- Eat out as little as possible. Our monthly grocery budget helps us stick to this one.
- Restrict dessert to once a month. Once a month we make a full-fat, scrumptious, calorie-laden, to-die-for dessert. It might take us a few days to finish it but this only happens once a month.
In general our plan has worked out very well. It’s worked out so well that we’ve decided to up our game. We’re making the radical move of having two vegetables with dinner each night. If only you knew what a huge change this is from our past eating habits. But because of the aforementioned mother issue, you’ll have to take my word for it. We’ve come a long way!
We’ve been eating this way for a couple of weeks and we’ve noticed a new eating pattern emerging. Once we eat our two veggies, we honestly don’t have that much room left for the main course. Consequently we’re starting to see a build-up of leftovers in the refrigerator. We’ve started having leftover night once a week but we might need to go to two nights a week.
What will be interesting is to see what this does to our grocery budget. In addition to eating more vegetables we’re shifting from canned veggies to frozen veggies. As our garden comes in we’ll be eating more fresh items. Will we be eating rib-eye steak with a side of peas and Brussels sprouts? I’ll let you know.