View Full Version : I need to eat more veggies
01-23-2005, 07:25 AM
I've mastered getting in enough fruits, nuts, and smoothies through the day. But I gotta eat more veggies. There's a couple soups that I like a lot, but I need more ideas. And simple ideas! Any ideas on how I can eat more veggies (besides salads...it's tough to eat salads when it's 10 degrees outside!)
01-23-2005, 08:57 AM
I made the raw chili (posted on an earlier thread) that had lots of veggies in it, and was wonderful.
I also shred numerous veggies, place them on a collard green leaf, top either with sauerkraut or home made salsa. Sometimes I mix nutritional yeast with water and a touch of salt and drizzle over everything and the roll up the collard green.
Last night, I made sushi roll--ups with a sunflower seed paste (instead of rice) and then layered sliced veggies in it and rolled! They were great. Even my 2 boys loved them.
Good Luck, Tracy
01-23-2005, 09:14 AM
Some things I do:
- slice cucumbers and put one of the spreads on them
- make a spicy hot dressing for the salads
- "hummus" made from zuchini
- spiral slicer pasta (I ate a whole zuchini and a whole summer squash in one sitting!)
- green juices
- dehydrated vegetable chips
Hope this helps....
01-23-2005, 10:31 AM
Wraps using collard, kale, lettuce of cabbage leaves and filling with a variety of veggies (fresh or marinated in olive oil and sea salt), and if you so desire, some sort of pate'.
01-23-2005, 04:54 PM
Hey Debbie, I'll second the raw chili idea! It's really tasty--I've been eating it for the past 4 or 5 days and just bought enough stuff for 2 more batches. Besides the taste, I like that it has so many low calorie veggies--carrots, celery, tomatos, bell pepper, onion (or leeks), avocado (okay, not so low calorie, but that's not what raw is about ;) )--but it's tasty and filling. Try adding other things you want to eat, too. I added corn and someone else mentioned olives, too. The recipe calls to put it in the dehydrator, but I've yet to do that. I just mix and eat :)
01-23-2005, 05:43 PM
I have hidden them in smoothies, cucumbers and lettuce work well.
But, if it is cold out, and you want heavier foods, try wrapping extra veggies in nori rolls. I have done that a lot for my husband who wants "richer" heavier dishes. I wrap veggies with avocado and nut pate...
You could make Alissa's stir fry, or marinate a bunch of things and then wrap that in flatbread?
Hope that helps.
01-23-2005, 06:34 PM
Good ideas. I like marinating vegetables and trying wraps. And I will try the chili. Good news is that I'm going to Florida on Saturday for 10 days and the weather will be warmer than here!
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