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Let cooked roasts stand at room temperature 10-15 minutes before carving to let the juices settle. The meat will firm up for easier slicing. Wet your hands in cold water before mixing or shaping ground beef and the meat won't stick to them.
One of the best ways I found to increase my veggie intake was to explore new kinds by making one day a week vegetarian. I explored new recipes, which had me trying new vegetables or preparing them in new ways. I still like my lean proteins, but I also look forward to my veggie days too.
One of my quick and easy faves is a grilled veggie sandwich. Sliced Eggplant, sliced zucchini, sliced onion, sliced bell pepper, grilled (mine is on the George Foreman). Put it on some whole wheat bread, roll or pita with a slice of swiss cheese and some hummus or roasted pepper spread.
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