Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Force of habit

Pin It Do you ever find yourself doing things or eating things just out of habit?  Or just because that's the way society says you should to it?  I realized tonight that I always feel like I have to have something carby with my dinner.  Potatoes, sweet potatoes, quinoa, pasta (rarely) or something along those lines.  Tonight I just didn't feel like having the quinoa I had in the fridge, nor did I feel like cooking a potato.  I ended up having a baked chicken breast (leftover...if I'd been making fresh I'd have BBQd since the sun finally decided to make an appearance!) with a whole orange pepper (yum!) and a cup of cucumbers with a couple tablespoons of hummus on the side.  It was so good!  Why do I feel like I need starch?  Is it necessary do you think?  Or just something we always do because we've always done it that way.  You know what they say "if you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got"!  So true...change is in the wind :)


Anonymous said...

I love this post, so simple and so true. We ALWAYS had our meat, a starch and a veggie as side. ALWAYS. I always cooked like this for years when having family or friends over. Now, I just eat random small meals when I feel like it. I don't even buy bread, potatoes, etc.

Tanya said...

Isn't it funny Miss April? I still buy bread...and then I throw it out! Such a waste. I buy potatoes now from the loose bin instead of a 5 or 10lb bag because they were rotting on me. Mostly I buy a couple sweet potatoes for the week. We're so silly! lol