Fruits of Nicaragua
One of my goals being in Nicaragua was to find as many fruits and vegetables as possible to try to eat healthy and eat produce we normally don’t find in the States or are too difficult to find or too expensive to buy. Success!!! Although we’ve had some fruit, vegetables come a little harder. They’ve told us to be careful eating things that are raw prepared because we don’t know how clean they are or what kind of water they are using to prepare them, so unfortunately, our meals have had almost zero fresh veggies, which is affecting us…A LOT. Although we are enjoying the food, we are gaining weight quite quickly. Lots of starch, starchy vegetables, rice, beans, corn-made products, etc. Food is much cleaner here as far as pesticides and genetically modification, but they are not as clean as they can be, so unless we make it at home, we are out of luck eating salads and fresh things like that.
I’m dying for some fresh greens…I’m tired of heavy meals and my skin is really suffering from all of it. I broke out about a month ago at home (U.S.), Ryan and I were eating terribly the last weeks of school due to stress and time management…I know there are no excuses but we were so busy and tired, we started eating out a few times a week. Bad idea, lesson learned. In Nicaragua, things have just escalated. I miss fresh green juice and my smoothies but I’m savoring all the home made food my family has so graciously been making, there’s nothing better than comfort home made food.
The challenge will be to loose the 10lbs when we get home ;)
Níspero & Pomarosa