I get really tired of salads in the winter, so I have a slew of "comfort food" veggie dishes.
Mashed cauliflower, the recipes are everywhere Soup! It's not hard to get some stock, toss in a bunch of veggies and let it simmer for awhile. Baked veggies. Specifically potatos, and butternut squash Cheesy broccoli. I like to use laughing cow cheese wedges.
A good way to mix up salads is dressing and toppings. Anytime I get sick of salad I go buy a new dressing. There's also tons of fun things you can add to salads to mix it up. Bacon bits, oven baked croutons, fruit, craisins, etc. Sometimes I'll buy the 100 calorie chips packets and crunch it up and add that to the salad if I'm just really sick of salad.
When I bring my lunch to work, instead of chips, I bring baby carrots chopped into 1-cm size pieces, mixed with diced onion and chopped cilantro or parsley. I add a couple drops of olive oil and ground black pepper. Best kept cold on an ice pack until lunch. It smells heavenly when I open the container. My coworkers get inspired to eat healthy too!
Make a green monster smoothie. You never taste the spinach and its a great way to get in fruits and veggies. Do a search for green monster and you will find lots of variations. My 1 and 5 year old kids love them.
I stir fry veggies in a tiny bit of olive oil...they are yummy and barely any calories! I have made a meal out of an entire bag and was less than 100 calories! Also, roasting on the grill in the summer is a yummy way to get your veggies....just don`t make the mistake I did and put them all together in the packet....some cook much faster than others and some take longer than the meat! That was a lesson learned the hard way!
Go to the recipe section here on this site. You get there from your food tracker under recipes. Go to search recipes. When you get there, search for "side dishes". You will find a lot of recipes there for veggies. Happy cooking.
Kindney Beans, Black Beans or chickpeas add fiber. 5 Fat Free Croutons or 1 Tbs. of Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits once in awhile. Add fresh fruits like strawberries, blueberries, apples to your salad or how about chicken, chickpeas, Black Olives, turkey, tuna, sardines, shrimp, crab, anchovy, cheese, bacon, a hard boiled egg, salmon, cabbage, sweetcorn kernels, onion, olives, celery and avocado....a few chow mein noodles for crunch Romaine is high in nutritional value and so is spinach...maybe try just a squeeze of lemon or add cottage cheese on the salad instead of the dressing...ot how about cottage cheese and a hanful of matchstick carrots. Top salad with flaxseed, walnuts, almonds....a little parm or romano cheese for protein.
Kidney Bean Salad 1 can of kidney beans, drained 1 Tablespoon of Relish 1 1/2 Teaspoons of grated onion 2 Tbs. of mayonaise Dash of salt and pepper Mix all together and chill a few hours. Stir before serving. When ready to serve cut a tomato open like a flower and put kidney bean mixture ontop or just serve alone as a side.
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I make a chopped salad. I chop cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, onion and whatever else I have on hand. I add a little Italian salad dressing, celery seed and stir well. It's very refreshing when it's hot out. I will also shred or grate some veggies into either a pasta sauce or soup to boost the veggie content.
Hello there, I am looking for a idea or recipes of vegetable dishes I can make to replace a salad or new salad recipes, I'm not really a salad person and I know it's important to eat your veggies. thank you!!
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