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4/23/12 9:51 P

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I really like to sautee them in a skillet on my stove. I have sauteed bell peppers along with shredded carrots, cauliflower & broccoli. I also love green beans either steamed or pan fried.

I am adding in Edamame for a tough of variety. I am not sure what kind of veggies you like but they sky is the limit for ways to prepare them. I love your idea for Sweet Potato fries...almost like a thick potato chip. I think I might pick up a sweet potato & some sea salt and make some up for this weekend.

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4/23/12 9:50 P

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Sorry goldfishgirly I don't have any veggie ideas out of the ordinary but an entree/veggie combo I like is Lean cuisine four cheese cannoli that I pair with fresh spinach that I quickly cook on the stove. I spray a nonstick pan with Pam then add baby spinach and cook it til it wilts sometimes adding a little water to the pan. Together its like having a very cheesy spinach lasagna. If you want you could do the same with chopped zucchini, carrots and mushrooms etc for a veggie lasagna.

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4/23/12 8:05 P

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Thanks for the info. I am getting a little tired of steamed veggies. I made modified sweet potatoe fries the other day (I think it was only the second time in 2 years that I used my stove.) I cut up the peeled potato into fries, tossed them in a plastic bag, sprayed Pam in there with a little water, tossed in cinnimon, nutmeg, and pepper and gave them a good shake. I then baked them at 375 on a Pam sprayed pan and flipped them every ten minutes for a total of 30 minutes. Then I broiled them for a minute to get them to be a bit crunchy. It seemed a bit time consuming and next time I think I will make them as medallions because flipping that many fries was a pain but I REALLY WANTED FRENCH FRIES! I ate them with a Smart One's mini hamburger. They were really really good.

Anyone else have any good veggie recipes? I am trying to prevent myself from getting bored with just the basics!

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4/22/12 11:32 A

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As I was looking at the HMR website, I noticed quite a few "recipes" using the HMR meals. The recipes are basically added veggies and seasonings. Most of the meals sound very similar to LeanCuisine, Healthy Choice and other pre-packaged meals we can buy in the grocery store. That being said, I would guess these recipes would work with their equivalent grocery store meals!

Maybe we could start a thread for "recipes?"

resource: http://www.hmrprogram.com/index.cfm/Recipe
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4/14/12 2:49 A

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I was trying to find a way to have a different veggie instead of what I've been eating for the past week.

For dinner tonight, I had a spaghetti entree (lean cuisine) and for the last minute of cooking, I added a serving of canned mushrooms. After cooking, I added a bunch of garlic. My goodness, that was good! Also, mushrooms are only 20 calories for a serving! What a low cal. veggie!!!

Running to the refrigerator is not considered exercise.

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4/13/12 8:15 P

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Here is a new one I made up tonight for supper. I started with Lean Cuisine Spring Rolls (Fajita-style chicken spring rolls) I sauteed these in a fry pan with a little pam spray. I took these out and cut them into 3-4 pieces each and set aside. I then sauteed some red bell pepper, onion, broccoli, shredded carrots together with some spray butter & black pepper. After the veggies were tender I added a medium roma tomato that I had cut into chunks. Once these veggies were sauteed nicely and the tomato had warmed up put them over a bed of lettuce and top with the spring rolls.

Note I used a small amount of soy sauce when I sauteed the veggies & also used waldens farms raspberry vinaigrette for the lettuce.

Well-behaved women seldom make history. ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

"After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral? 'When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut."-Will Rogers


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4/13/12 12:22 P

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That sounds yummy! I always try to bulk up cheesy things with broccoli and cauli! Like pasta dishes that are alfredo-like. I also make zucchini "noodles" to extend pasta entrees.

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4/13/12 1:05 A

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Smart Ones Broccoli & Cheddar Roasted Potatoes ~ I've found that there is so much cheese left after eating the entree that adding a serving of steamed cauliflower or broccoli works very well! I'm sure they count all the cheese in the calories and protein, so I try to eat as much of it as I can. Plus... I love cheese. emoticon

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4/12/12 11:37 A

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I thought it might be nice if people could share their winning meal combos... it might give others some inspiration.
Yesterday I had two really tasty meals so I thought I'd pass them along.
Lunch was Lean Cuisine Chicken Enchilada Suiza with steamed cauliflower and spinach that I chopped up and mixed with the rice (the entree comes divided) then served the enchilada on top. It was sooo good! The veggies blended nicely with the rice making it appear to be a pretty big serving.
Dinner I had Lean Cuisine Steak Tips Portobella (which is well under 200 calories) served inside a small baked potato (this was the first time I used a potato as a veggie but the book says you can do that.. just that half a cup is a serving.. not a whole cup, so I counted it as two veggies). The entree didn't come with a starch so it worked very well as a potato topper.
My favorite combo (which I've used for years) is Lean Cuisine Cheese Canneloni on top of wilted spinach (I pile it on a plate and then cook in microwave until it wilts) or chopped cooked broccoli. The veggies mix so well with the tomato and cheese.

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