I'm not sure I have advice so much as questions. And I hope I don't sound critical; I'm just trying to figure out why there aren't enough calories left for fruits and veggies because those are so important to get into your diet.
How many calories are you consuming daily? Could your calorie count be too low? Are your serving sizes correct? How much protein are you aiming for?
I know you said the olive oil is in healthy measure but could you use a spray to cut down some on the fat (even though it's healthy fat you probably get that in other foods). We use a spray bottle that we fill with olive oil so it sprays less oil but we still get the flavor.
Are you putting veggies in your main dishes like soups and stir frys? Maybe use spaghetti squash instead of pasta or serve sliced meat, chicken or fish onto of a large bowl of salad greens. Someone else will probably come along with some better ideas.
By the way, Congratulations on cutting down on the sugar and on cooking healthier for your family I really believe this is a learning process and you'll get it down
Edited by: BET212 at: 5/16/2011 (21:07)
Brandyn--San Antonio, Tx
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