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Favorite Veggie Recipe?

Wednesday, February 06, 2013



After doing these BLC weekend challenges, it's become apparent that I just don't get enough vegetables in my daily diet during the winter. My goal for this week is to eat at least 5 servings of veggies a day. If you have any great ways to fix them, I'd love to know. Share your favorite veggie-heavy recipe here. Thanks!
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KAUAI-CAROLANN 2/7/2013 2:00AM

    Oh! So many favorites!

Scramble an egg & set it aside then do a quick fresh veggie stir fry - shrooms, zuch, cauli & broccoli bites, onions, edamame, celery, carrots, green beans....go crrrazy & think outside the box! Then add the scramble back in and serve over the spaghetti squash previously mentioned. If the spag squash is to much to adjust to all at once, try mixing 50/50 with angel hair pasta.

Zucchini sliced 1/2" thick on the diagonal, brushed (or sprayed) with a little olive oil, sprinkle of garlic salt and a sliver of fresh parm. Put in the oven (toaster oven works really well) on a broiler type pan & cook just long enough for the parm to melt but keeping the zuch crunchy.

If you like curry (I make with red curry paste, no sodium ckn broth, lite coconut milk and tons of veggies) I'll be happy to send to you.

Chinese chicken salad is yummy, but takes a lot of chopping time.



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GAYEMC 2/6/2013 9:48PM

    Where do I start? Grilled eggplant with parm cheese on top, sauteed spinach. with parm and lots of other stuff when wanted (tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, bacon, ) baked eggs with all kinds of veggies. Soups with lots of veggies, I could go on and on.

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CHOCOHIPPO 2/6/2013 9:30PM

    I like to brush them with olive oil, grill them, put them on a good crusty roll, top with mozzarella cheese and melt it over the veggies. It makes for a delicious sandwich. You can put some pesto on it or guacamole too. That's my favorite. The other way I sneak in extra veggies is to saute mushrooms, onion, tomato and zucchini and scramble it into egg whites. Sometimes I add a tablespoon of parmesan/romano cheese.

I hope these help.

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NAN111 2/6/2013 3:13PM

    Thanks for all the great ideas! You all are so helpful. Now I don't have any excuses emoticon

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CARBJUNKIE83 2/6/2013 12:42PM

    I just made this today http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/reci
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I have to say I can't wait to make it again! SO YUMMMY!!!!!!! Hope you get to try it emoticon

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 2/6/2013 11:34AM

    I like using spaghetti squash instead of noodle spaghetti and although it takes a bit of getting used to, once you do you save tons of carbs and calories.

Smoothies, throw in kale, spinach, etc with strawberries and milk. The fruit flavor hides the veggie flavor.

Cauliflower- 1 head of cauliflower mashed with 2 large eggs, 1/2c cheddar cheese, 1/2 c. panko, cayenne pepper, salt. Form patties and "fry" in a little bit of olive oil. (ok, haven't actually used this yet, saw it on Pinterest but am dying to give it a try) looks like little corn fritters:)

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JMEPAYNE 2/6/2013 10:35AM

    I have a problem with veggies for sure. I am just so super picky. I do rely on a few steamable bags- but there are only a couple that I like. For my favorite veggies, Carrots and Cucumbers- I have them as snacks daily. Alone or with some ranch or hummus. or a little vinaigrette. In winter, I am all about tomato soup. that's a serving. and I throw in some cottage cheese for protein to balance the carbs. plus it tastes like little mozarella balls in my soup!
If I make mashed potatoes - I do half red potato and half cauliflower. I hate cauliflower, but the taste is pretty masked.
the easiest way for me to eat any and all veggies- veggie soup (i always add a protein to balance the carbs) if it is in soup form, I can eat just about any veggie!

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AMARILYNH 2/6/2013 9:16AM

    My favorite 'easy' way to get in my veggies is to steam a bag of Steamers Mixed Veggies in the microwave, then nuke a 'Just for One' broccoli in cheese sauce and mix the two together (adding pepper to taste and salt if you aren't limiting sodium like I am.) That one serving of broccoli has enough sodium to season the whole thing for me. What I love about the Steamers is that they have almost no sodium. I eat the whole thing for a meal and get 5 servings in one meal! Sometimes I add some chicken, but sometimes I just have veggies.

Of course you can use this as a side with other food too!!

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CYND59 2/6/2013 9:04AM

    Here is one I really enjoy:

Broccoli Salad

Ingredients

1 bag (8 ounces) fresh precut broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
1/4 cup light balsamic salad dressing
freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon grated parmesan/romano cheese blend


Directions
1. In a large bowl, combine the broccoli and onion. Drizzle the dressing on top. Season to taste with pepper. Toss to mix. Refrigerate for 1 hour to chill. Serve sprinkled with the cheese.

Nutritional Facts per serving
Calories 24.3 cal
Fat 1 g
Saturated fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 1.3 mg
Sodium 154 mg
Carbohydrates 4.4 g
Total sugars 0.7 g
Dietary fiber 1.2 g
Protein 1.7 g

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WHISPERINGPINE9 2/6/2013 8:31AM

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