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1/30/13 5:48 P

YUMM!! That does look delicious!
Will make it maybe tonight.

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1/30/13 5:40 P

I made this pasta dish last week that used pureed butternut squash as the sauce, it was delicious:

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1/30/13 5:37 P

I do use zucchini and spaghetti squash. Good stuff!
I should make more soups they are easy to get in and packed with nutrients.
Thanks again!

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1/30/13 5:29 P

You can shred zucchini and add it to lots of things like soups, spaghetti sauce; also substitute spaghetti squash for pasta. Add spinach to scrambled eggs and smoothies.

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1/30/13 5:28 P

Thank you LOSMITH2468. I will try that. I have resisted so far, but need to get more in. I will check the sodium, there must be lower count choices out there.
I appreciate all the information and help!
Will also look for the cookbook, sounds great.

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1/30/13 5:21 P

Have you tried vegetable juices like V-8 or the fruit veg mix "V8 Splash"? Or put some thru a blender and add your own fruits to taste? I started doing a "Smoothie" based diet, incorporating a cup of v8 splash, a couple of cups of mixed fruits, raw carrots, anything else I can throw in. I'm not big on eating either fruits or veges, but this way they all just taste rather like a cross between a milkshake and Hawaiian Punch. Also look for that cookbook by Jerry seinfeld's wife - she has recipes for puree'd veges added to everything from soup to muffins to lasagna. I don't have vita mix either, just a regular old hamilton beech 8 speed blender but it does the job. Once it is blended, you could run it thru a strainer or colander to reduce/remove some of the bulk.

Edited by: LOSMITH2468 at: 1/30/2013 (17:24)

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1/30/13 5:19 P

Thank you DIDS70.
What do you put in besides spinach? I don't have a vita mix, so need something that breaks down easy. Any suggestions?
Thanks again!

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1/30/13 5:15 P

smoothies. I put at least 4 servings of veggies in my smoothies. They are really filling too. I had friends that did the lapband and found smoothies were helpful.

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1/30/13 4:59 P

I would appreciate any ideas on how to incorporate more vegetables into my diet.
I have the lap band, so volume is sometimes hard. Same goes for vegetables that are really stringy.
Thanks for your help!
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