Originally Posted by Amy03
Hi, this is my 6th week (weigh in on Friday)on ideal protein, I have never posted but decided to try it today
I have lost 23 pounds and 18 inches. It is working but I am having a hard time this week. I need some recipes to mix it up a bit. I saw someone had posted they were having a taco salad....what did you season your taco meat with? Any other great ideas to mix up different ways to eat veggies would be so helpful. I have been sticking to stir fries with olive oil and soy sauce...getting tired of them.
Congrats on your success so far!
When I started I did mostly raw veggies but got sick of that quickly
I season my taco meat with cumin, pepper, garlic, chili powder.
I cook the meat first and then drain any fat. I add a tiny bit of water so the spices will absorb well.
My go-to recipes are the muffins with zucchini (recipe thread #4).
I eat a LOT of stir fried veggies (celery, mushrooms, bell peppers, leeks, bean sprouts) - but it sounds like you're tired of that.
I use cauliflower for EVERYTHING (grated = caulirice, cooked & mashed for mock mashed 'taters') The rice can be made mexican flavor, "fried rice" flavor, or however else you wish to make it!
Also, there is a veggie puree thread. Adding them to soups helped me immensely at first.
I add spinach to my morning chocolate smoothies, too
I LOVE Kale chips & zucchini chips (when zucchini goes back in season!). Some people are making radish & turnip chips. Also you can roast veggies for a different flavor. Search "cauliflower popcorn" and roast cabbage for ideas.
Hope this helps!