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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.
Since I found SP in Jan. 2009, I have found so many new recipes that use healthy foods. We're trying new things, finding new ways to cook old favorites, and are definitely NOT bored with eating the same (diet) foods over & over again! Try at least one new recipe each week!
I kind of groaned when hubby brought home a bunch of kale yesterday (after reading about the health benefits) - but I looked for an Editor's Choice Recipe and we both enjoyed it! Will make it again. This type of experience has happened many times through the last year!!
I ordered the 17 Day Diet book. What a life changer. It is unlike any diet I have ever been on (trust me I have been on a lot). It is so easy to follow and the foods are great. You don't miss a thing. My 9 and 8 year old have also said they want to be on my diet because my food is good. It has opened my families eyes to new ways of eating old foods. It is well worth the $30 investment for the book!!!
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