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4/3/13 12:19 P

Oven fries and side salad....this is what I fix with sloppy joes

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4/2/13 4:50 P

I usually make fresh green beans with mushrooms and I add some garlic pepper, lemon pepper, seasoning salt, and some onion powder. Do not be heavy handed with them or it will be very salty! But it's my fave side dish ever! I have more tips and recipes on my site if you want to check it out

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4/2/13 11:45 A

I LOVE this Southwestern Quinoa. Loaded with flavor, low in calories and high in protein. Sometimes I throw in grilled chicken and eat it as a meal.

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3/31/13 12:28 P



1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small chopped onion
4 ribs chopped celery
2 large chopped carrots
1 small chopped green bell pepper1 clove garlic, minced
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes UNDRAINED
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, DRAINED & RINSED

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery, carrot, green pepper, and garlic: saute until tender

Stir in tomatoes, chili powder, ketchup, vinegar, and pepper.

Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.

Stir in kidney beans, and cook an additional 5 minutes. Serve ontop 1/2 cup of brown rice or Kashi Pilaf instead of bread.

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3/18/13 5:13 P

anything green to add some color

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3/18/13 1:39 P

I would make a vinegar based cole slaw. or steam some spinach.

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3/10/13 5:25 P

I put the veggies in with the sloppy joes, green pepper, onion, diced tomato, and swiched to the sweet potato tots instead of the regular tater tots, and Bush baked beans as a side.

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3/10/13 10:21 A

I'd go with a salad with the sloppy joes.

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3/9/13 2:05 P

I usually sneak veggies into my sloppy joes - finely diced onions, green peppers, celery or other things in the fridge.

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3/9/13 8:46 A

I always serve fresh veggies and dip with sloppy joe.

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3/7/13 9:46 P

Baked sweet potato fries
Roasted broccoli

A lot of times, in addition to having a veggie side, I'll add extra veggies into my sloppy joe mix (maybe 50-75% meat, 25-50% veggie) like mushrooms, onions, peppers, carrots, celery, etc

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3/7/13 2:26 P

[1] A quick 'cheat'/'alteration' -- swap the fries, from potato fries to sweet potato fries, or even carrot fries (oven fries for all of them).

[2] Or from oven fries to oven-baked veggie chips: thinly cut beet chips are awesome and sweet (and can be made to be crisp); kale chips work well.

[3] Sloppy Joes are a sandwich and I always love soup and a sandwich ... or soup-salad-sandwich, so make a quick smooth vegetable soup (e.g. couple cups of vegetable stock, steamed broccoli, puree it until creamy smooth ... salt & pepper).

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3/7/13 12:35 P

I recently made sloppy joes and served two veggies with them. I figured we had our protein and our starch in the sloppy joes. You could do a salad or cole slaw and a veggie, or do veggies on a skewer. I like to roast peppers, onions, carrots and zucchini together in a little olive oil and a sprinkle of rosemary. I'll do this to give us a variety and it is easy to add other veggies in, if desired.

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3/7/13 10:32 A

I need to find a healthy side to make with sloppy joes. We always have fries with them. Need ideas to incorporate more veggies.

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