Every week in my ESL class we have a health lesson. Our lesson today started with a simple word search activity. They had to find the names of vegetables.
After they found all the words, I asked them to mark the vegetables they have eaten since the start of this week. And then I made the mistake of joining them in this activity and marking the vegetables I had eaten.
Two... 2... Dos... As in one less than three...
Every one of the students in my group had eaten at least 7 of the vegetables listed. AT LEAST.
Talk about a wake-up call. It actually made me feel really gross. What have I eaten this week? Bread? Check. Pasta? Check. Bagels? Check. Cereal, ice cream, chocolate, cookies, tamales, fruit (ding, ding, ding!), yogurt, cottage cheese, peanut butter and jelly, milkshake? Check, check, check, check, check. This is really embarrassing.
This is even more embarrassing. (Seriously--I can't believe I'm actually writing this post.) Want to know what vegetables I've had this week? Lettuce and tomatoes... on a BLT. Gross.
So when I got home tonight (at 9pm), I made myself kale with sauteed mushrooms, fennel, green garlic, and a tiny bit of sausage (it was sitting on the counter already cooked and I couldn't help myself). The beets are currently boiling and I will enjoy them the minute they are done.
So tell me--How many kinds of vegetables have you eaten so far this week?
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