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Old 04-27-2009, 06:24 AM   #1
Cathy Staelgraeve
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What vegetables do you pack in your lunch and how do you prepare them?

I'm trying to help my husband make significant changes in his diet. He is actively trying to move away from processed crap and eat more fruits and vegetables. I'm struggling to find things for him to pack in his lunch other then baby carrots and apples. He doesn't have a problem with most fruit, but he is VERY picky about vegetables.

I'm hoping I can show him this thread and reveal that men CAN eat vegetables and survive.
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:40 AM   #2
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Re: What vegetables do you pack in your lunch and how do you prepare them?

Fruits: Oranges, Pears, Pineapple, Satsumas to name a few.

Vegetables: Broccoli, Spinach, Brussel Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes.

If you look up the zone diet and crossfit using google there is a downloadable pdf.
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:40 AM   #3
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Re: What vegetables do you pack in your lunch and how do you prepare them?

i have chopped onion, peppers and tomatoes with bacon and pumpkin seeds for one of my meals.
pwo i have sweet potatoes with meat or eggs
evening meal is always meat and veg (brocolli, brussels, cauliflower, runner beans, tomatoes)
that help?
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:49 AM   #4
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Re: What vegetables do you pack in your lunch and how do you prepare them?

Red bell pepper cut up and eaten like carrot sticks. Broccoli-slaw. In the summer if you can get good ones, raw sugar snap peas can be pretty good eaten raw. Caprese salad is another good choice when you have good tomatoes.
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:14 AM   #5
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Re: What vegetables do you pack in your lunch and how do you prepare them?

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i have chopped onion, peppers and tomatoes with bacon and pumpkin seeds for one of my meals.
pwo i have sweet potatoes with meat or eggs
evening meal is always meat and veg (brocolli, brussels, cauliflower, runner beans, tomatoes)
that help?
That sounds delicious! I'll give that a try. Thanks.
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:15 AM   #6
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Red bell pepper cut up and eaten like carrot sticks. Broccoli-slaw. In the summer if you can get good ones, raw sugar snap peas can be pretty good eaten raw. Caprese salad is another good choice when you have good tomatoes.
Do you put anything on the broccoli slaw?
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:12 AM   #7
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Re: What vegetables do you pack in your lunch and how do you prepare them?

I usually use a yogurt based poppy seed dressing - about a tablespoon per serving. I'm not on the zone, so I don't worry about blocks exactly. Just make your own or buy a high quality brand that doesn't have sugar.

I also use broccoli slaw as a topper on tacos. The extra crunch works great. Then, it just has a little lime juice.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:34 AM   #8
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Re: What vegetables do you pack in your lunch and how do you prepare them?

If I am packing a lunch, I usually mix a salad of some sort (and avoid any sort of iceberg lettuce since that stuff is practically worthless). I don't like vegetables that much either but if they're in a salad I'll always eat them.

This is what it might include:
huge handful of raw spinach
1/2 pound sliced chicken breast
sliced cucumber
cherry tomatoes
sliced baby carrots
shredded cheese
olive oil
lemon juice
some almonds (if it's feeling a little boring)
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:55 AM   #9
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Re: What vegetables do you pack in your lunch and how do you prepare them?

Hey Kevin can you put up the recipe for the Broccoli slaw?
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:01 AM   #10
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Re: What vegetables do you pack in your lunch and how do you prepare them?

I wouldn't call it a recipe. I buy a bag of broccoli slaw from the grocer and put slaw dressing on it. If I'm feeling it, I'll make the slaw dressing, but I'm not above using store bought if I can find good quality stuff that doesn't have HFCS or sugar. I'm sure you could make broccoli slaw from scratch if you wanted to, you'd just need a food processor and broccoli stems. Might be a good use for broccoli stems if you generally only eat the tips. Too much work for me though when the commercially prepared product is of a high enough quality.

Here's the basic slaw dressing recipe I use for both broccoli slaw and regular slaw (I make it a little different each time):

1/2 cup mayonnaise or yogurt or 50-50 mix of each
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or slightly more)
1 teaspoon celery seeds or poppy seed
salt and pepper to taste.

Most recipes will call for sugar, but it does pretty well without in my opinion. I've seen the basic slaw recipe defined as 2 parts mayo, 1 part sugar, 1 part vinegar, and whatever seasonings you want. I try not to eat that much sugar though.
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