I had to change how I cooked and ate to maintain my weight loss. Gone are the casseroles and mushroom soup sauces and cheese sauces that drowned my vegetable dishes. I added variety too! No more boring mashed potatoes and gravy and peas!
Try a cubing a white potato, a yam, a carrot, a slice of turnip, chop up some peppers and onion and my SECRET ingredient, chopped apple or pear. The sweetness is so unexpected and good. Serve a variety every night, change the veggie, change the spice. Microwave, roast in oven or cook on BBQ.
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Freshly grated Parmesan cheese can go nicely with some grilled vegetable. Grilled Vegetables areHealthy.Vegetables are cheap, especially basic ones like mushrooms, carrots and onions, which means that grilled vegetable recipes are cheap to make. Prevent your veggies from drying out on the grill by soaking them in cold water first. Your grilled vegetables are ready when you can pierce them easily with a knife tip or fork, Most vegetables can be cooked whole or cut the same size to cook evenly.
After work, I was starving and was munching on many different snack foods when I decided to cook a large plate full of frozen broccoli. I sprinkled some hot chili oil and seasoning on top, then ate it. It almost immediately stopped my feelings of hunger. Fortunately I ate that, because otherwise I would have eaten a lot more snack foods. So from now on, I will make sure that I have some vegetables on hand and also find something else to keep me busy while they cook. I prefer cooked vegetables.
Cooked vegetables provide more nutrition. See article: http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1397869/raw_veggies_not_always_better_than_cooked
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