I'm starting to think that flaxseed can solve many problems. We've decided to use a few teaspoons a day in things like smoothies, sauces, and even mashed potatoes. Nobody knows the difference, but I promise that everything works more smoothly with flaxseed around. Maybe it's the fiber, or maybe it's the omega 3's or the lignans.
Whatever it is about flaxseed, my children have more energy and better moods.
So I hide it in the smoothies. And with blueberry smoothies, you can put in a handful of spinach (it doesn't show up against the deep blue color of the berries) and children drink it down lickity-split. My sister calls these kinds of smoothies "Sneaky Smoothies," and her children have one every day. They did not have one sick day last fall.
So for 2012, we're attending to our health with flaxseed and spinach. I realize that when you hide the things you don't like inside the things you do, you can stomach almost anything. I'm coupling exercising with friendship, folding laundry with chatting on the phone, scrubbing floors with new music downloads, and completing stressful writing projects with homemade lattes.
And consuming flaxseed and spinach with berry smoothies.
Hide the thing you don't like inside the thing you love. That's helping me so far in 2012.
What unfavorable thing do you couple with something you like in order to endure it?