Sunday, October 10, 2010

Veggies or Fries?

We all secretly prefer fries but say we like vegetables and even claim we eat them. But apparently we lie and don't eat our vegetables. We should. French fries are probably the worst vegetable to eat. The potato isn't bad itself but anything deep fried (especially twinkies) lose all nutritional value inside a casing of grease, fat, and salt.

I personally would love to eat french fries several times a week. Last week I had four - four individual french fries because the local sandwich shop at work has returned to the original way they make them (and they are extra delicious). Someone got an order and offered them (actually the person who went and picked up the food offered me some of another co-workers fries). But I digress. I only ate four french fries. I think I stole a couple off my husband's plate a month or so ago. I do not each french fries regularly. Just say 'one gram of fat per fry' and if you ate a whole order that would probably be around 50+ fries and most people shouldn't eat 50 grams of fat in a whole day, never mind in a side dish.

I have been accused (by my husband) of sticking vegetables into everything. I see nothing wrong with it. He claims he eats too much 'green stuff'. I put spinach on pizza and think nothing of it. He tells me it doesn't belong on pizza and pizza always must be topped with 'dead animal'. But I make him eat a salad first.

Sometimes I restrain myself and skip the extra snuck-in vegetables but not always. But where did all this vegetable eating get me? Fighting the battle of the bulge and cancer twice. I do admit there was a time in my life where I smoked and lived on Diet Coke (or Tab) which I now consider a 'chemical food' but I have always been happy with a salad for lunch. I grew up in a house where dinner always included a giant salad (eaten after the main course - I never thought that was weird until I went to college).

Vegetables are full of vitamins, fiber, and all sorts of other good stuff. Skip the fries and have a salad.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

It's been a long time since I had some fries. So why do I still miss them so much? I never seem to miss veggies.