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HEALTHYJ29
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9/1/13 12:38 A

You have been given a lot of good ideas. If you can keep cut up veggies in the fridge it can help in my opinion to just grab and eat. If you have a sandwich for lunch pair it with some veggies and dip. The steam in the microwave veggies are nice to add for a side dish or even to make a stir fry with. If you look at some of your food choices such as pasta, baked potato, so forth there are plenty of areas where you can mix in some veggies. A lot is getting into a routine



NIRERIN
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8/30/13 6:06 P

what do you eat now? because if we know that, then we'll be able to give you the best suggestions. because if right now your breakfast is cereal, the suggestion to make a veggie omelet is probably going to be a bit much to keep up with. but making a cold veggie salad the night before [think three bean salad], would be easy to dish out with your cold cereal. but if you were making oatmeal then it would be easy to make it pumpkin oatmeal. or to toss a few veggies on a sandwich. or to quickly nuke some frozen veggies as a side to whatever it is you are having.



LOVE4KITTIES
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8/30/13 3:19 P

You can put them in casseroles/lasagnas. If you make a large casserole or lasagna, you can have the leftovers for lunch. Leftovers are a great way to get veggies at breakfast/lunch.

Edited: oops I see you don't eat broccoli, so never mind about putting that in anything!

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Edited by: LOVE4KITTIES at: 8/30/2013 (18:42)


BANDOMOM1
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8/30/13 1:43 P

I do the "Dr.Oz Green Drink", and I feel good.. I like to roast chickpeas in oven sprinkled with dash of grapeseed oil, lemon and cayenne for a great snack. I also love avocados. I do celery with a dab of peanut butter. Carrots dipped in hummus that I make.

Edited by: BANDOMOM1 at: 8/30/2013 (13:49)


EVIEBELL
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8/30/13 1:37 P

Oh! Also wanted to add that veggies (especially spinach/onions/peppers/mushrooms) are great to throw in scrambled eggs. They really bulk up the meal.



EVIEBELL
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8/30/13 1:34 P

Try baking them in the oven. Roasted vegetables are much sweeter and flavorful than boiled/microwaved. I totally think they taste better that way.

One of my favorite ways to sneak veggies in is to cover a plate of roasted or sauteed veggies (summer squash/zucchini/broccoli/brussels sprouts/whatever you like) with spaghetti sauce & meatballs.



IAMLOVEDBYYOU
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8/30/13 1:20 P

I used to never eat vegetables but now I eat them all the time. Find a dip or dressing that you love, and use that. I eat carrots/celery/cucumbers/peppers dipped in ranch dressing nearly everyday. I make smoothies with yogurt/spinach/blueberries/strawberries nearly everyday also. Vegetable lasagna and stir fry are a good way to add veggies if you are taking the time to cook something.



DIDS70
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8/30/13 12:20 P

for Breakfast-- a smoothie works wonders. You can even add broccoli which is great for you and not even taste it. i make one every day and probably put close to four servings of veggies and two servings of fruit. i use either water or almond milk as I do not do dairy. The veggies that you would know are in there are bell peppers, celery, and cilantro.

For lunch-- I make myself salads-- I don't overuse greens. A lot of my salads are not lettuces. I make beet and carrot salads. i use jicama and other turnips-- chop them fine in a food processor and add spices and other things and it is good too.

I don't eat cooked veggies. I like the texture of raw so much better. Some people will say that some veggies have to be cooked-- but I don't agree. Raw green beans in a salad are awesome. Kale can be consumed if it is worked the right way.
If you are interested in recipes, message me.



COUNTRYMOMMA90
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8/30/13 12:01 P

Hi, I will admit i don't like to eat alot of veggies but I am trying to find a way to incorperate them into supper lunch and possibly breakfast. I eat all veggies but broccilii. anyone have any ideas or tips on how I can get them into my meals...



 
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