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I find mash potatoes to be very boring and tasteless, so when I cook them now I'll add a head of cauliflour and boil them together then mash them. Put them in a casserole dish sprinkled with cheddar and broil till the top is browned, Great flavor and everyone loves them.
I add extra fresh veggies to everything now. Everyone in my family loves broccoli so we eat it with almost every dinner. It can be a side, a main dish, added to pasta. I even made a pot of chili last weekend and added shredded carrots and broccoli (very finely chopped) just for the nutrients!
Every weekend I sit down for an hour and plan my menu including snacks for the next week. I type it up and post it on my frig. I will plan down to how many calories I will have each day. I make sure that I have about 4 weeks of menus and rotate them. I also try a new recipe each week.