for Sandi-and any other vegetable haters trying to eat healthier
I had an idea for you, Sandi to try and eat more vegetables.
Check at your library or local bookstore for cookbooks with recipes for kids. They always have recipes for vegetables for kids-trying to make them for appealing for kids. It might work for you, too.
Some ideas-steaming baby carrots, then melting a little margarine and brown sugar and making glazed carrots....or cutting a sweet potato or yam into eighths, tossing with a little olive oil and making sweet potato fries....adding grated carrots and chopped onions and peppers when you make meatloaf with lean ground turkey or lean ground beef-I also add frozen chopped spinach (thawed and squeezed dry) to my turkey meatloaf...at breakfast, make an omelette with some chopped tomates, peppers and onions....or try roasting vegetables-it makes them taste sweeter. also try eating red, orange or yellow peppers-they have even more vitamins than green ones, and they're much sweeter. I love them. (of course they're more expensive) Also, a half cup of salsa counts as a vegetable serving!
or stir fry some broccoli and carrots to go with chicken stir fry. I have a delicious recipe for lowfat sweet and sour chicken, if you want it. Make lowfat macaroni and cheese, and eat stewed tomates on the side (they're really good) or add some peas (I actually hate peas, though) to macaroni and cheese. Add broccoli florets for the last few minutes when you cook pasta...make muffins with vegetables in them-I've made spinach corn muffins that are really good. I also have recipes for lowfat (no crust) spinach or broccoli quiche. I also have a recipe for lowfat zucchini lasagna-you use sliced zucchini instead of noodles. It's delicious.
Hope some of these ideas are helpful. I'm lucky to love vegetables.
"I can't change the world, but I can change the world in me. I rejoice!"-Rejoice by U2