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Ways to eat more vegetables: what do you do?

I thought this might help us to up the veggie intake. I sometimes eat a load of mixed veggies mixed with marinara sauce. Please list any simple or complex techniques that you might have! Thanks.

Fri. May 12, 9:45pm

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This is a cauliflower recipe that I love:
Ingredients needed:
Cauliflower-medium head
1-8 oz can tomato sauce
¼ cup cheddar cheese
Clean and cut cauliflower into bite size pieces. Put enough cut up cauliflower to fit in an 8-9” glass pie pan. Steam (or nuke) cauliflower until done. Spray glass pan with non-stick spray. Put cauliflower in the 8-9” glass pie pan, pour 8 oz tomato sauce over cauliflower, then sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Put in oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. I often make a meal out of this recipe.

Friday, May 12, 2006, 10:05 PM

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add veggies to anything! i love zuchini , carrot slices, and summer squash in spaghetti, or you can add a handful of spinach, tomato, or broccoli to most pasta dishes. also, v8 is a great way to get in more veggies, if you like the taste. i love it but i know some find it unappetizing.

Saturday, May 13, 2006, 1:31 AM

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Eat Salad

I have a salad every night, with bagged salad mix, tomato, cucumber, onion and pepper. It's quite filling, very tasty, and low calorie. I add 2 tbsp low fat balsamic dressing (I recommend Newman's Own Light) and I'm all set.

I also add lettuce or baby spinach to my lunchtime sandwich.

For a quick veggie I microwave frozen peas. A quick par boil prepares green beans nicely, also broccoli, and a quick sautee will get you zuchinni or squash.

I love my veggies!

Saturday, May 13, 2006, 8:45 PM

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Make a batch of veggie soup every week

I make a batch of vegetable soup every week. It is a yummy low calorie snack. A bowl of veggie soup prepared with no oil has about 100 cals (for about 2 cups) and gives you ~2-3 veggie servings. Yummy!

Saturday, May 13, 2006, 8:50 PM

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I have a salad with lean protein every day for lunch. I top the salad with tuna, salmon, chicken, pork tenderloin..whatever I have. Soup is another great option. I also like omelettes with spinach and tomatoes.

Saturday, May 13, 2006, 9:43 PM

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this is really great and i think I'll make a big list of all the ideas and plan them into my shopping list and meals.. keep them coming! everything is great so far!

Saturday, May 13, 2006, 10:51 PM

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I snack on raw baby carrots or raw broccoli or raw cauliflower all day. And I drink carrot juice every day.

Sunday, May 14, 2006, 10:42 AM

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Thanks for mentioning Veggie Soup!
It's been COLD and RAINY lately here in Michigan, so I decided to make a batch today! ;-)

Sunday, May 14, 2006, 1:12 PM

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I buy a bag of fresh spinach and chop it up and add it to recipes whenever I can. My kids don't even notice. :)

Sunday, May 14, 2006, 4:15 PM

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I made some veggie soup today in my 5 quart crock pot.
I just threw in whatever was in the freezer, fridge & pantry that sounded good and here's what It ended up being. Very yummy! :-) It actually ended up being alsmost more of a stewed veggie mix vs. a soup, but yummy, none-the-less! Plus, I could clean out my freezer a bit!

Roasted Corn
Speckled Butter Beans
Black Eyed Peas
Mixed Bell Peppers
A couple of Cubes of frozen Basil
Cube of frozen Garlic

Fresh Celery (chopped)
Fresh Carrots (Chopped)
Fresh Green Onions

Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Hawaiian Red Sea Salt
Fire Roasted Tomatoes


Sunday, May 14, 2006, 10:34 PM

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