Monday, December 10, 2012
This is not the greatest season for fresh veggies, and I am not crazy about canned or frozen ones. I do use canned tomatoes and tomato products a lot making soup, spaghetti sauce, chili, and such. I buy bags of salad with the best of intentions but usually have to toss some out before it's all eaten.
I buy bananas, grapes, oranges, and "cuties" (clementine oranges) for the kids. I try to avoid eating the fruit a lot because I think it's full of carbs and sugar.
I made a split pea soup today with onion, potato, celery, and carrots in it. No meat this time but I flavor it with curry powder. It's pretty good. I'm counting each serving I have as a serving a veggies. Exactly how much of a veggie or fruit qualifies? If I eat a big apple is that 2 servings? How about a big banana? If I eat soup with bits of veggies in it is that one serving or more? I usually err on the low side and hardly ever get all the ones on my spark tracker page. Maybe though I really am because I measure it conservatively. Do you think canned pumpkin used in baking muffins qualifies as a serving of veggies? I counted it today, but usually don't.
I am looking for veggie ideas. If you are eating veggies, please let me know.