This is probably the healthiest thing you are going to see on my blog…. my garden! Since the last day of frost had finally arrived, it was time to plant the garden. Around here in Ohio, Mother’s Day is considered the “planting” time. Flower and gardens should wait until then to really avoid any cold weather that might sneak in. During May we’re still jumping between air conditioning and the furnace, depending on the day!
This year I went with this vegetable line up…
- Tomatoes (cherry)
- Tomatoes (large ones)
- Tomatoes (early ones)
- Tomatoes (salsa variety)
- Snap peas
- Ghost pepper (for the guys, no way I am eating this!)
- California Reeper pepper (something else I will never eat!)
Can you see a trend here? Tomatoes are the bomb! I feel like they are the most productive, bountiful, useful vegetable we grow in our garden. We tried pumpkins and bell peppers for the past few years, and they were a dud. Even our zucchini did not grow last year, but we’re giving it another chance. The variety names of the tomatoes were hilarious!
We had to fortify our garden with the mesh because last year the bunnies ate up my pea plants! How disappointing!!
I’ve already harvested my first “crop”. Hope you’re hungry! 🙂
Here’s another healthy thing… meal prep! I decided to make a change with my lunches. For many many years now, my lunch has also been a huge salad. I mix up what I put in it, and there is always a protein (chicken!), but I needed a change.
Don’t get me wrong, I do LOVE my veggies and healthy food. However, my body was not having a good time with my huge salads every day. My stomach was getting ripped up from all of that fiber I think. Not good at all.
So I found some blogs with meal prep ideas, and got to work. Speaking of work, luckily I only work 3 days a week in the office, so it wasn’t a huge undertaking. So far this has been working out great and I’ve had less stomach issues. Also, I have more time in the morning because my lunch is already made!
Q: Does anyone else meal prep for lunch? What do you put in your meals?
Q: How about a garden – did you plant on this year? What is in yours?
Q: Do you plant flower beds too?
I don’t. I’m more of a flower pot person. I’m still bad about watering them, but I’m getting better!