I get a CSA box so eat seasonal veg.
Right now I get a lot of cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower.
I roast cauliflower after I break into florets and then sprinkle it with olive oil and a pinch of nutmeg. My teens love it and I always leave the tray to cool down near the cookie jar in the kitchen. By the time supper roles along half of it is gone. I don't mind at all.I'd rather they pick on cauliflower than the cookies.
I recently roasted cabbage with two carrots (sliced) 1 onion (purple is best but didn't have) broccoli stalks (never throw the stalks away). Sprinkled with olive oil covered for an hour and then uncovered 15 minutes for each side. A tbs of water went into the tray prior to starting the roasting uncovered.
I also make roasted cauliflower soup (recipe is in elanas pantry). I take my leftover greens and make stock from it. Freeze the clear broth and use the rest for a crustless quiche.
Use left over cooked veg that you blitz in the blender, add dairy of any sort (yellow cheese, white cheese, cottage cheese) eggs, seasoning you/your family like), add 1 tbs of chia seeds or flax if you want. Portion into muffins or bake in one dish (Muffins are easier to portion control) and then you have a bake you can fall back on if you don't feel like eating veg. Very filling.
I love tomato soup and make it from tomato sauce, peeled canned tomatoes (organic) and real fresh tomatoes. I have cut back on cream and coconut cream so use quinoa or oats to thicken my soup.
Salads are really good if you add twists to them such as adding segments of an orange or sweet grapefruit, a grated apple, or carrot, radishes etc.
The dressing could be 1 tbs olive oil, 1 tsp fresh lemon juice or orange juice, salt, pepper and any herbs you like.
For lettuce I like to make it more garlicky so I mince 3 garlic cloves and add them to 1 tbs of olive oil and herbs with a pinch of salt.
Add almonds, pine kernels etc to your salad for extra bite. Don't add too many.
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Exercise daily (that one is already achieved)
Experiment with 3-5 meals a day
Avoid binge for at least 3 weeks.
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