These are a few of my favorite things…

So, I made a pretty extensive list of my favorite veggies & related recipes on the 3FC forum I thought I would record here ‘for posterity’.

These recipe links are AWESOME for any IPer or Veggie Lover:

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/184251-ideal-protein-diet-recipes.html
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/196008-ideal-protein-diet-recipes-2-a.html
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/237731-ideal-protein-diet-recipes-3-a.html
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/241522-ideal-protein-recipes-pix-finland.html

Zucchini - I make them 3 ways, all in sweet type dishes. 1. Shredded in my crispy cereal unrestricted pancakes, http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/241522-ideal-protein-recipes-pix-finland-2.html#post4011067
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4039565-post89.html
2. baked apple chips
3. mock baked apples <-my favorite, can turn #3 into an apple crumble w/crispy cereal or oatmeal
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4214298-post303.html
Cauliflower - 1. I roast w/celery & garlic, purée, and add to soups,
2. I grate and make ‘fried rice’,
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4316226-post370.html
3. just roasted with spices like popcorn
Rutabaga - rutabaga fries, hands down delicious, prefer them over turnips personally
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/237635-help-rutabaga-fries-please.html
Kale - Kale chips, when you crave that salty, crunchy texture, I think that’s my fave too…
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/260487-kale-chips-question.html
Spinach - I have this every weekday morning in my cafe mocha spinach smoothie <-hold on, that’s my fave
Lettuce - ive been adding in a heart of romaine w/my spinach smoothie for more bulk, don’t really eat salads anymore
Asparagus & Mushrooms - who doesn’t love them grilled or cooked with just about anything
Green onions - I spray with evoo, sprinkle w/fajita seasoning and grill them….sooooo good
Rhubarb - 1. I nuke it for 5 minutes w/WF strawberry spread & eat it as is, 2. Make rhubarb upside down cake with crispy cereal <-wait, thats my fave,
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4330552-post354.html
3. add it to raspberry jelly
Poblano, bell pepper, jalapeño - I roast & purée with garlic for a spicy soup thickener, also stuffed peppers are good w/ground turkey
Celery - Braised celery, great recipe I found & posted using an egg white makes a creamy sauce I’ve been missing.
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4375233-post373.html
Cucumber - I julienne w/my mandoline to make ‘noodles’ I use with my miracle noodle Asian stirfry (wf sesame ginger, wd peanut spread, soy, fresh ginger, sriracha, cilantro), can do zucchini noodles too

Any combination of veggies can be roasted & pureed with some garlic, spices, & chicken broth to create a soup or sauce by itself or thickener for IP soups.

I am going to try and venture out with cabbage and jicama next.  Honestly - I have been loving all the new veggies and wonder why I haven’t been eating like this my whole life!

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