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Thursday, March 07, 2013

5) What can I improve upon?

Outside of my new healthy habit I am working eating at the table. There is so much to improve on! Especially in the nutrition area. I love fruits but not so much on veggies I have a handful that I really really do like! But the others it is hard to even start eating them.

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6) Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it!

Can always use some motivation I have never been good about asking for help or advice, but ot go with the above on veggies. Some suggestions Please to this question I have a lot of DENTAL ISSUES (I need to get my teeth removed but right now not going ot happen) going on so Its really hard for me to eat anything raw and hard to chew now with this in mind what would you do to get more veggies into your diet? How would you prepare them ? So they aren't tasteless and mushy? I was thinking about baby food veggies in toddler stage!
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    Cauliflower and a low-cal cheese sauce. You can get pkg sauces that are low-cal and some are really good with veggies very cheaply. We like the lemon-dill dry sauce with a number of veggies. You can overcook the veggies, but the sauces give such good flavour and seem to work well with veggies that are cooked until soft.

    I also use the dry gravy pkgs a lot because sometimes I find really lean meats can dry out. A Spark friend from the U.K. (Pookie) told me about all the dry pkgs of sauces and gravies and they really help.

    1874 days ago
  • ELLIE381
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    1875 days ago
    I'm the opposite of you: I love many veggies, but fruits tend to either make me sick to my stomach or give me a rash (oranges, etc). Although I do love apples and bananas.

    Poor you and your teeth! Ouch! I love my veggies a little mushy, so I don't think I'll be much help on that end.
    1875 days ago
    I am sorry to hear your dental problem. And I hate that dentist is very expensive here in US. As you know I am also trying to get as much veggies as possible but just started out myself so I also looking for new way to cook and enjoy them. But for your dental in mind, I am thinking about meat pie. You can replace mashed potato with mashed cauliflower. I think much healthier then mushed potato. I saw this recipe on Dr. Oz Show on the TV. If I found recipe, I will let you know. Take care.
    1875 days ago
    I so totally feel your pain. There are some really good suggestions here and I will try some myself. I tend to boil all my veggies really soft and blend them with some whey protein and drink . You are doing great Linda- super proud of you (mega hugs)
    1875 days ago
  • POPSY190
    You can add mashed cooked veges to meat loaves, casseroles etc - or grated raw ones. I also use a lot of tinned tomatoes as soups, in stews , as sauces.
    My husband doesn't like broccoli but will eat it mashed with basil and garlic. A lot of vegetables can be pureed with things like nutmeg, curry and other herbs and spices which makes them easy to eat.
    1875 days ago
    I've been trying a lot of the soup recipes that I find in Spark recipes. In order to get more vegetables I will add a little more than what the recipe calls for. So far it has worked for me.
    1875 days ago
  • TERESA159
    Sauteed in olive oil with some fresh pressed garlic makes any veggie good. You could also then sprinkle a bit of Parmesan on top of the cooked veggies and broil till melted.
    I hated veggies as a kid and still hate raw ones, so I cook mine! (Except lettuce.)

    Here's some yummy-ness for you!

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    Oh yeah! Just read SILVERWITCH's reply. Smoothies! I do make a smoothy every day with kale, collards, bok choy, apple, banana and frozen blueberries. Add protein powder like she says and some organic cranberry juice. Also, Carlson's fish oil so you don't have to take fish capsules any more. It is DELICIOUS!!!
    1875 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/7/2013 9:35:37 PM
    . I also have some dental problems and can only eat on one side :/ I feel your pain.
    I love soup. You can do so many different things with vegetables that way. I also do smoothies . I throw fruits and veggies in the blender with some protein powder , slim fast what ever, and hit blend. It looks awful but tastes pretty good.
    I love to eat at the table but hubby like to eat in front of the TV so that is where we have dinner . I hate it.
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    1875 days ago
    I don't know if you like V-8, but it's a great way to get some veggies. There are fruit versions that contain a serving of veggies also. Traditional V-8 is high in sodium but there is a low sodium version. Hope that helps!

    1875 days ago
    emoticon ,Keep at it!
    1875 days ago
    We were just talking about this at lunch today. One way to get cauliflower in is to cook it in a pressure cooker, mash it, then add a little spray butter, salt and pepper and it's just like mashed potatoes!

    BTW - You are doing great!
    1875 days ago
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