Newsletter editor Lily here.
Growing up, I never really learned how to eat vegetables properly and didn’t always have the healthiest diet. This didn’t really bother me much as a kid, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized never really learned the ins and outs of vegetables as I went from childhood to adolescence to now full-on adulthood.
It’s always been one of those tiny things that made me feel self-conscious. When I got to college, I didn’t know how to build a basic salad at the salad bar, and I lacked any knowledge of how to cook a vegetable—or how it was supposed to taste. When I started getting into networking situations that required me to look healthy-ish and order a salad or vegetable, I’d just end up getting what the other person got because I didn’t know what to do. And obviously, vegetables are good for you, so I always felt like I was missing out on a major food group.
I’ve been making more of an effort to correct this as an adult, especially in the past year or so. I google salad recipes all the time now, and I’ve asked all of my friends for their best and easiest veggie hacks. I can now cook brussel sprouts three or four different ways, make a decent and Instagrammable salad (unsurprisingly, mine always include fruit and cheese), and learned how to blend a pretty good green smoothie through lots of trial and error.
That said, I still want to learn more, so I posted a question about it today on Chairman Mom. Let’s get those greens!
Today’s new questions on Chairman Mom:
- Pain Management during Labor
- How do you get your vegetables in?
- Today a female colleague hit the glass ceiling hard. I’m struggling to know how best to support. Quit in protest? Escalate?