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New Habit: Eating more vegetables during the day Help!!!

Sunday, March 03, 2013

This has been a challenge for me. I would buy vegetables and not eat them they would go bad.

This time I want things to be different. I started with spinach, I prepare a omelet with spinach, onions, and garlic

Does anyone have any other ideas?

Thanks

Janet

  
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LESLIE2561 3/4/2013 1:19PM

    I keep a stock pile of frozen veggies so that I don't have to worry about them going bad. They are so easy to throw in the microwave for a few minutes and then you have a healthy side dish ready to go. emoticon

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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 3/4/2013 8:10AM

    All good ideas here, so nothing new to add. Just want to commend you on wanting to add more vegetables to your diet. They are full of good fiber, vitamins and minerals, very low in calories and will help you reach your weight goal the more you eat! Best wishes!

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HAVEFUN2LOSE 3/4/2013 4:43AM

    Some great ideas. Why are you leaving them, is it because you aren't really fond of veggies or just fed up with the same things? I use a lot in stir fries as well and also when my kids were young, I would 'hide' them, maybe add carrots to potatoes and mash together. I also like to do veggie curry and chilli recipes, serve with rice or pasta.
Just try one new veggie a week as well to see if you can find more to enjoy emoticon

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LYNMEINDERS 3/4/2013 2:17AM

    A stirfy on rice is nice.....or I regularly add pasta and beans to the veg with pasta sauce...its yummy

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SEWINGMAMACDS 3/3/2013 11:54PM

    I have started putting half a green pepper on my turkey sandwich. It is actually very good.

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MTULLY 3/3/2013 10:22PM

    A lot of great ideas here! I find that I use my veggies faster if I already have them washed, peeled, sliced, and in containers in the fridge. I do that with carrots, celery, sweet peppers, and green beans. I also try to make recipes that use a lot of veggies. I make them earlier in the week, giving me leftovers for other meals or some to put in the freezer for later. i make the SP No Guilt Enchilada recipe often, and I always add some chopped spinach and mushrooms to the mix. Leftovers freeze beautifully. It really bulks up the recipe with very few calories and lots more taste. Stir fry recipes are also great because you can toss in whatever veggies you have on hand. Most veggies taste great roasted in the oven with a little olive oil and seasonings, and leftovers can be reheated or used in soups.

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VHALKYRIE 3/3/2013 10:10PM

    I love wilted spinach seasoned with just a dab of sesame oil, rice vinegar and salt. Try it as a side dish for Asian inspired meals sometime!

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SUTERSPACE 3/3/2013 10:04PM

    I have been eating way more soups and stir fries. We also have been eating a lot of taco salads.

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ANNEROUSSEAU 3/3/2013 8:11PM

    I try to eat a salad every day, and I usually eat it for breakfast. I add fruit to my salads. My favorite is a salad of spring greens, with blackberries, a little goat cheese, and a raspberry vinaigrette dressing.

I also like baby carrots with guacamole. I buy the Wholly Guacamole 100 calorie packs, and I use about a cup of baby carrots to scoop it out and eat. I have this at lunch just about every day.

Soups are another great way to get more vegetables. Onions, celery, carrots, bell peppers, spinach, squash, beans, tomatoes, zucchini... maybe season with either some chili or curry. Make big pot of vegetable soup and freeze it. You'll get almost a 2 servings of veggies in every cup.

And don't forget frozen vegetables. Those steam in the bag veggies are just a nutritious as fresh.

I often serve an all vegetarian meal, using 3 vegetables of various colors on the plate. For example, steamed broccoli, squash, sauteed mushrooms with onions.

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GODDESSOFHOME 3/3/2013 7:09PM

    I really like your comments WOUBBIE, I never would have thought to do that with spinach. I freeze a lot of veggies. Bell peppers are a good one, you don't have to do anything to them, just clean em, cut em up, and freeze them in an airtight container or a freezer bag. Then, when I am making omelettes or stir fries or soups, I have bell peppers readily available. I usually do this with the ones that are not quite okay for eating raw, but they haven't gone bad yet. I have some problems eating produce instead of throwing it out. Another good thing to freeze is fruit to use in smoothies.

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WOUBBIE 3/3/2013 6:53PM

    I like green and red peppers, onions and tomatoes in my omelets, but I don't have time in the mornings to deal with them all, so on the weekends once in a while I'll sauté up a bunch, stick them in single serve baggies (I get those really really cheap foldover sandwich bags at the dollar store) and then freeze the portions.

Spinach leaves freeze really well, just lay them flat in a gallon sized baggie and toss them in the freezer. If you use them for soups and omelets you don't even need to thaw them, they're so brittle that you can break off a bit from the frozen bunch and crumble them over whatever you're cooking.

If you eat potatoes, but only once in a while, don't buy the big bag, just get one or two big baking potatoes. They last longer when they're not all ganged up in a bag too.

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DOGMOMMA2THREE 3/3/2013 6:42PM

    Maybe buy one of those veggie platters with a small selection of four or five vegetables? Or you could buy mini carrots and put them in a pretty bowl in the front of your fridge. Every bit counts. Do you like smoothies? I'm sure you could make some tasty ones.

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THISTIMEMYWAY 3/3/2013 5:09PM

    I have also been trying to eat more veges. My vegetables also go bad so now I also have frozen green/wax beans, carrots, etc. It's easy to steam them and they are always good. I also bought a few tomatoes and bagged baby carrots and am eating those... Simple but okay for someone who doesn't cook too much- I need simplicity!!! emoticon

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A healthy habit I need to develop

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Drinking my water is a habit I have developed over a long period of time. I have learned to sip during the day.

I have a special water jug I use this helps me to measure how much water I am drinking.

I feel good that I now can drink the amount of water I need to stay healthy.

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Janet

  
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KRISTINSGOALS 3/3/2013 2:47PM

    You can do it, Janet!

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THISTIMEMYWAY 3/3/2013 10:36AM

    Good job! You've planned well now drink up emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 3/3/2013 10:26AM

    emoticon on finding the best way to make your emoticon a habit.

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MUSOLF6 3/3/2013 7:08AM

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HAVEFUN2LOSE 3/3/2013 4:33AM

    It is a great habit, not always easy at the start, but soon becomes enjoyable ( it has to be really cold for me) emoticon emoticon

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LYNMEINDERS 3/3/2013 3:19AM

    Its a great habit to have....I don't have a problem drinking mine now either...
Woohoo

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LAELLIS1 3/2/2013 10:21PM

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joined weightwatchers meeting

Friday, February 08, 2013

joined weightwatchers. I feel changes will get better if I get out of the house. What a great place to start. I am making a 8 week commitment.

I have joined and left so so many times. I am going to make a 8 week commitment with the 5% winter challenge.

I will fit the low carb choices with the WW points and see if I can get a balance of consistent weight lose and add Sparkpeople tools with sparkfriend support and I have a great recipe. WooHoo.

I will keep you updated on how this is working for me.

My first meeting is Tuesday Feb 12. I will let you know how I made out.

Have a warm and safe weekend All.

setagoal1

  
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LYNMEINDERS 3/2/2013 2:37AM

    Go you...I joined in November and made progress and blew it over my holidays however am back and into it.......
How has it gone for you...I am enjoying the meetings and the program....

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NIKKIFREEDOM 2/12/2013 1:42PM

    Good luck. I hope the program works for you.

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NPA4LOSS 2/9/2013 8:54PM

    emoticon emoticon i look forward to the updates.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 2/9/2013 8:20PM

    Great plan! Put it into action and see those pounds melt away!

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DETERMINEDJANET 2/9/2013 8:16PM

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WOUBBIE 2/9/2013 11:52AM

    Good for you! There's a nice article at Livestrong.com about doing low carb with WW points:

http://www.livestrong.com/a
rticle/317449-how-can-you-do-lo
w-carb-and-weight-watchers-at-t
he-same-time/

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Winter 5% Challenge Commitment

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

I am on the path again, I am so ready for this challenge.

I am choosing a low carb food plan about 100 or less carbs a day. I will make adjustments when needed.

I will be walking with Leslie walking away the pounds.
15 minutes a day. Not all at one time 5 minutes here and there. Adjustments has needed.

I plan to stay busy with spring cleaning ahead.

My plan is to focus on Mind, body and soul. Keeping them balance do my best and forgiving myself and have fun.

Keeping in touch with Teamates, new friends who sense my commitment and who offer support.

This is where my journey will continue. These are things I have learned about myself by taking accountability for my actions.


My goal is to preserve my body for as long as I can.

So with faith and adventure I start this path with joy and peace. I will reward myself seeing the difference in my attitude and habits.

I am looking to reach my goal by the grace of God.

Janet

  
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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 2/6/2013 1:45PM

    emoticon God is able to see you through!

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KRISTINSGOALS 2/6/2013 1:31PM

    You can do it, Janet!

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KNH771 2/6/2013 1:30PM

    I like the challenges that you've selected. Building consistency is so important!

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Start a new 2013

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hi all,

I wanted to say Hi to my sparkfriends. I have not been as active as usual however I am doing good. I am keeping the faith holding the fort down, I see the glass half full not half empty.

I will not give up on myself. I am the only one that can make it happen for me with God's help . I have the power to succeed or fail. Choose to succeed.


The key has been finding what my body wants within the range I am given. Everybody is different but the same. For me according to the time of month, my schedule, my activity, and if I am feeling well or not.

There is no magic solution, I am on the right path,when I give myself moments of silence and my inner self(who I chose to call God) will tell me what I need, Thank you my friends.

If I need help I can reach out, My Sparkfriends are here for me.




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TWNOMWE 1/8/2013 4:48PM

    Always here for you and you a re doing a good job of focusing on what is important. Wit God's help and guidance you will be fine. He is in control all we have to is to trust Him.
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AGK3112 1/2/2013 12:02AM

    Happy New Year. You will achieve your goals in 2013 because God is with you and also we are here with you

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NPA4LOSS 12/30/2012 6:04PM

    Have a Very Special 2013 my friend. I am wishing you all the best! emoticon

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KRISTINSGOALS 12/22/2012 2:23PM

    Merry Christmas, Sweet Janet. I hope you are having a lovely holiday season.

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