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Veggies on the plate


Thursday, January 31, 2013

Vegetables I love them and always have even as a girl I was happy with my veggies the more the better. I was thought of as a little odd as my parents were big meat eaters and they had a child who wanted more vegetables than meat.

I have managed to get three meat free days into the meal plan all thanks to Quorn DH likes it so I have been slowly adding meat free meals and more veggies to the meal plan.

Qourn mince is now added to lean meat mince and is now half Quorn half meat for things like bolognese or chili. The sauce is made with lots of vegetables in it all blitzed up with a hand blender until nice and smooth.

Cottage pie is loaded with vegetables and I have even used a large cauliflower cooked and blitzed with some grated cheese for the topping and guess what DH liked it. A smaller portion of the Cottage pie with added vegetables on the side makes it a veggie feast. Half meat half Quorn and we are both happy.

Salad is not DH's thing unless it is coated in mayo and I mean coated. So I decided to use the extra light mayo with a little milk to thin it down a bit. I chopped up the salad veggies adding some nuts and dried fruit then added the mayo and piled it into a few lettuce leaves. I have some different herbs that can be added to the mayo for added interest. So now once a week salad is on the menu as long as I change the salad dressing he is happy. I like my salad with lemon juice or light salad dressings without the mayo. So I chop up the salad vegetables for both of us and divide it so DH has his mayo and I can have what I like.

Next is introducing some of the salad ideas in the Sparkpeople Cookbook to see how DH gets on with them. If I can get two salads a week into the meal plan I will on a winning streak. Pasta and rice salads seem to be the way to go as DH likes both but again the salad would have be with mayo for him to even entertain eating it.

So slowly more veggies are on the plate and are being enjoyed for me it a real bonus as I love my veggies.

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TRUCKERSMRS 2/1/2013 3:46AM

    Half Quorn half mince - What a good idea. I'll have to see if my DH notices!!! I love lemon juice on salads as well and often bring a salad into work with me for lunch.
You're doing really well on the food front - keep up the good work.
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KRYSTALLA 1/31/2013 11:26PM

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POPSY190 1/31/2013 1:33PM

    I eat mostly verges too. My husband finds eating raw food difficult but he is happy if I juice them - so we are both happy. I chomp my way through the veges and he drinks them!

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TRUCKERWIFE2 1/31/2013 11:11AM

    Have a dh as a picky eater it is great that you can be creative and him willing to expand his horizons with compromises. Glad it is gradually working out for you. emoticon

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MLH148 1/31/2013 7:22AM

    Never heard of Quorn. Will have to look it up. Thanks. I hate that " vegetarian" is often grilled squash or salad. It can be so much more!

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NASFKAB 1/31/2013 4:50AM

  thanks for the great ideas

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LILYBELLE12 1/31/2013 4:40AM

    emoticon I could live on Veggies too! Also wanted to tell you that you could also add some plain Yogurt to the mayo and maybe even a lemon flavored Yogurt. I add Light Yogurt in lieu of a lot of much heavier and more fat laden creamy ingredients all the time. I also like to make Vegetable Lasagna using chopped up vegetables like spinach, zucchini, broccoli, carrots, red peppers, squash, and then low fat ricotta cheese. I do not use Tomato Sauce at all, but it could be used. I just think it overwhelms the flavors of the other vegetables in the Lasagna

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WINDSONG~ 1/31/2013 4:28AM

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