No, it’s not a real URL, yet, but why not start the conversation?

It dawns on me that if we can all be more vocal about asking for veggies, maybe our voices will begin to be heard.

Consider this not to be a Paleo post; if we take a step back and look at all the different types of diets or manners of eating that all of us have, the one commonality in nearly all that I’m aware of is that at the very least we can all agree that eating fresh, local, in-season veggies is a good idea.

While die-hard Atkins followers might disagree about the importance of including veg, think about the many other approaches including, but not limited to:

  • Paleo
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Low Fat
  • Kosher
  • Gluten Free
  • Low Sodium

There really aren’t any valid arguments that anyone can conjure up for why we shouldn’t eat veggies, so let’s start asking!

Using a small scale example, imagine if every single customer that came into a cozy, local eatery asked politely if steamed broccoli might be an option as part of an entree rather than the rice pilaf.   I’d be willing to bet that the owners would at least be made aware of the growing demand and  would likely figure out a way to begin offering the broccoli.

Now take it to the next level.   How about if customers began asking for the same at larger, nation wide franchises?

It’s such a small, easy thing to do that has enormous potential.

Far more likely than restaurants becoming Paleo, this is one thing all of us can do, no matter how we feel about the rest of what we eat, in unison with no reason to waver about whether or not it’s right or wrong.

If we all ask, and the demand goes up and we begin consuming less of the refined, processed stuff, big change can occur.

Every little bit…