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Old 09-08-2008, 08:44 PM   #1
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veggies

ok meat no problem beef lamb chix fish whatever yum.
fruit? all day long.
fish oil ill drink out of the bottle.
veggies - problem. what do you guys fill up on.
I need to put more VEGGIES in my diet right now
I get maybe 2 cups of romaine a day
and a cup of spinach handful of brocolli
wheat grass juiced one or twicE a week
bottom line not enough.
would like to see some real life applications or ideas
that have been put to good use.
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:56 PM   #2
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Re: veggies

Buy veggies that you can cut up and keep in tupperware in the fridge. And then, you'll always have veggies you can just eat raw (grab some every time you go in the fridge), and they will also be easy to drop into salads or drop into the skillet.

I cut up carrots, peppers, and celery, and always have cherry tomatoes around too.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:35 PM   #3
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Re: veggies

I cook up a large bowl of mixed veggies every couple days and keep them in the fridge. That way veggies are right there waiting.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:56 PM   #4
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Re: veggies

I buy bulk frozen broccoli, green beans, asparagus, etc from Costco. Prepare by steaming in pyrex steamer - takes 6-9 min (depending on how much I'm making) for great results. Because I always have tons of veggies on hand, it's easy to chose them over something less desirable.
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:53 AM   #5
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Re: veggies

Try going back to your roots (pun). Carrots, radishes, turnips, parsnips, daikon. They keep well, they're portable (don't really need refrigeration), they are good raw, and are fairly cheap. A turnip has 30% of your daily Vitamin C, and is very low cal, high fiber. Same with radishes. And they're crunchy!
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:35 AM   #6
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Re: veggies

I buy bags of frozen veggies and eat them all the time. I usually eat 1 1/2 bags a day. I just stock the freezer with them and when it's meal time I toss either a full bag or half a bag in a pyrex bowl, pop the lid on and microwave until they are ready. Super simple, very filling. There are quite a few good veggie mixes out there also to add variety. Also, if you are reheating chicken you can toss it in with the veggies for the last 2 minutes or so and it will be very moist and juicy.

Yeah, I use the microwave a lot...
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Old 09-09-2008, 02:57 PM   #7
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Re: veggies

SOUP, man....
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:33 PM   #8
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Re: veggies

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SOUP, man....
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Soup and stew is a great and easy way to cheat more veggies into your (my) diet. That and anything I can scramble with eggs; pretty much any veggie works in a scramble.
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