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6/19/09 9:29 A

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Sounds like you are doing really well! I understand your feeling about the smoothies, too. I have a great recipe that is mostly fruit and some spinach and it's not too texture challenging. If you would like it, I'm happy to share.

Keep it up,
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6/18/09 12:36 P

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I actually have started a garden. I plan on adding more this weekend. I have tomatoes, potatoes, peppers,herbs,squash and want to plant corn and carrots this weekend. I just tend to not eat a lot of veggies and veer more towards the starches like potatoes and rice.
My son is as involved as a 4 year old can be. He helps to water them almost daily (if it doesn't rain). I would do the smoothies but textures are an issue for me and thick liquids like smoothies have not been a favorite. I do eat broccoli,carrots and onions.I think I will be doing more stir fries without the oil and soups.

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CATTUR's Photo CATTUR Posts: 57
6/18/09 11:14 A

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Hi Kat,

If you have a chance, growing a few of your own veggies, even if they are in containers, is a great way to get your son (and you too, Mom!) interested in eating new foods. Lettuces and other greens are easy and a patio tomato or two would produce plenty for you and your son. You can always use the greens and the tomatoes in your smoothies. :)

Good luck,
Cat

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6/17/09 10:42 P

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May I suggest green smoothies? Look them up in youtube to get some great ideas.

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6/17/09 9:53 P

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Hello, My name is Kat. I am a 36 year old SAHM of a 4 year old son. I am an artist and have gradually fallen into a vegan lifestyle and the McDougall way of eating.
I am looking for advice and any tips to learn to eat more veggies and fruit. I have no problem eating potatoes,corn and brown rice but veggies seem to be my downfall.
Also my son is vegetarian (eats trace casein and egg and occasionally free range eggs but no meat or straight dairy).We try to minimize processed foods as much as possible but my son does get some treats such as yummy organic loli's, tofutti cutties and Original tings crunchy corn sticks. Of course he is four with some texture issues (like his mother) which keeps him from eating certain foods (like his mother). Any suggestions would be helpful and greatly appreciated. I have been losing slowly even with the occasional slip up of eating bread or pasta but want to be more wholesome and eating foods as they are intended to be eaten.
Thanks in advance for any help and advice.

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