Posted 30 September 2010 - 12:03 PM
Does anyone have ideas or recipes for tasty vegetables? Any good spices I could add?
Posted 30 September 2010 - 03:21 PM
If your family likes Philly Steak n Cheese I have a super easy way to make your own and it's a good way to sneak in peppers and onions. You'll need hoagie rolls, roast beef, (I buy it from the deli) green bell peppers (I've also thrown in yellow and red) onion and provolone. Saute veggies in a skillet for 5-15 min. (depending on how you like 'em). Toast the rolls under the broiler then add roast beef, veggies and provolone. Return to broiler 'til heated through and cheese is melted. Yummy!
Good luck. I know it's a challenge coming up with ways to get our kids to eat what they should.
Posted 30 September 2010 - 04:42 PM
My mom used to cook veggies like everyone and they were always just limp and didn't taste all that great (so I didn't eat them, lol!)
Posted 01 October 2010 - 02:10 AM
Cauliflower Rice A Roni:
Combine 3 tb. of butter (or substitute) and 1 tb. oil in hot pan. Add 1/2 c. diced onion and cook till tender. Add 1 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 3 bay leaves, 2 tsp. parsley, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. tumeric.
Stir together then add 4 c. grated cauliflower. (mix for 2 minutes)
Add 1/3 c. chicken broth, stir and cover. Simmer till cauliflower is tender.
This is something my kids will eat and the cauliflower actually looks like rice because it is so small. It might work for you!
Posted 01 October 2010 - 03:40 PM
Thank you for the input.
Stardustgirl, Cheese. That's the flavor my kids like. lol. That kind of defeats the whole idea of eating healthier. Maybe I could find so lowfat cheese and use it sparingly. We like garlic. I'll try adding some in with the veggies.
Mpfand, I'm going to start shredding some veg and adding it to soups and spaghetti sauces. The Philly Cheesesteaks will be a good, quick meal. I like it.
Maggiemae, what a clever way to serve cauliflower. My kids used to like cauliflower when they were toddlers but won't touch it now. I'll bet they would eat this. I'll definitely try it. It sounds really good.
Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:29 PM
I hope it is okay to post the link (but if not search company cauliflower on allrecipes)
Fleur...that looks YUMMO!!!! I think I'm gonna try that one!
Posted 04 October 2010 - 02:36 AM
This is an awesome meatloaf recipe which adds in zucchini and peppers. I bet you could add in other veggies too. I absolutely love the zucchini in it.
Here's my favorite recipe for Sloppy Joes. It came from one of my mother's Weight Watcher cookbooks, but I don't remember which one. It's so good and you barely taste that there are carrots, celery, peppers and onions in the mix.
Make 4 servings
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
1 cup onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup celery, finely chopped
½ cup carrot, finely chopped
1/3 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
½ tsp oregano leaves
½ tsp thyme leaves
15 oz extra lean ground beef or turkey
1 cup canned chopped plum tomatoes with juice
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp red wine vinegar
¼ tsp hot pepper sauce
salt and pepper to taste
4 hamburger rolls (2 oz)
In medium saucepan, heat oil; add onions, celery, carrot, and bell pepper. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent, about 10-12 minutes. Add oregano, thyme, and beef, breaking up beef with wooden spoon. Sauté until beef is no longer pink, 3-4 minutes. Combine tomatoes with juice and tomato paste, and add to beef mixture. Cook for 1 minute. Add Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, hot pepper sauce, salt, and pepper; bring to boil, lower heat, and simmer for ten minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve on rolls.
Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:36 AM
Vegetables naturally have high levels of water structurally, this is the reason why they are generally fat free and low in calories. You can be rest assured of both your weight and health once you start with vegetable rich diet. The more you consume vegetables, the more is the water intake that flushes out waste products from your body.
This post has been edited by Trent: 04 April 2013 - 09:37 AM