I have hated brussels sprouts all my life. Ever since I was a kid. My parent’s rarely made them (Dad did the cooking in my household). It’s one of many vegetables I just didn’t like growing up. Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage are a couple of the others. “They’re an acquired taste,” my folks would say. Well I never acquired the taste for them. I like cabbage now. But never brussels sprouts. Never ever brussels sprouts!
It came as quite a shock to my wife when I said tonight, and I quote, “the brussels sprouts are good.” And to be honest I was quite surprised as well. And I couldn’t take those words back. Once they were out there, they were out there for good. My wife has taken on a challenge with me to get me to eat, albeit with some pretty sneaky ways, the vegetables that I just never liked. With broccoli it was broccoli slaw on my salad. There was a happy dance with that one. And cauliflower in some homemade hummus. It’s true they were good and if you’re curious you can find the recipe here.
It might never have happened if it weren’t for the Whole30 program. We have eaten pretty good the last 30 days and both my wife and I have noticed some pretty good results. And because of that we have been talking about how we are going to move on come next Sunday. What foods are we going to reintroduce and be smart about it because if we can determine which foods are problematic we can just stop eating them and come up with a workaround.
This program hasn’t been easy. And my wife and I have had different experiences with it. Supporting one another and having a plan with some contingencies makes it easier. Only 4 more days! God Bless
“No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.”