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Old 06-20-2011, 05:50 PM   #1  
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Unhappy Getting tired of veggies! Any ideas??

I thought I ate healthy before, but 4 cups of veggies every single day gets challenging, and I've only been on IP for 2 weeks! I have 6 more months to go until I reach my goal weight... does anyone have any ideas for more variety or other ways to prepare my veggies? I've been eating 1 cup raw spinach salad with cucumbers and some type of P1 dressing, then 1 cup veggies containing hot peppers, bell pepper and cucumbers, every day, twice a day. For dinner a lot of times I'll also steam broccoli with ACV, sea salt and pepper. Just getting kind of tired of the same thing.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:52 PM   #2  
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have you tried turnip fries? cauliflower rice, zuchini chips or baked cauliflower in salt pepper and olive oil. All of these are to die for!
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My favorite way to make veggies is by roasting them. I hear roasted cauliflower is divine, though I have yet to try it.
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My favorite way to make veggies is by roasting them. I hear roasted cauliflower is divine, though I have yet to try it.
I too love roasting my veggies.. I do cabbage, brocolli, cauliflower, peppers, if we can have it, I've roasted it. Even my picky teenager LOVES the roasted veggies. HIGHLY recommend trying it!!
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THANK YOU everyone! Part of the problem I'm having is that I don't like as many veggies as I thought I did. Aside from carrots and tomatoes, which I can't have right now, the ones I eat on a daily basis are the ones I mainly like. I would like to try the turnip fries, zucchini chips and roasted veggies though!

If anyone has other ideas to add please post! Thanks again.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:22 PM   #6  
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Vegetable curries are always delicious! Basically using spices will help every type of veggie. But I agree with everyone else here. Roasted veggies are amazing! My favorites are green beans, asparagus, and Brussels sprouts! Yumm!
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Steamed spinach, a marinated salad of approved veggies ( marinate in oil, cider vinegar, lemon pepper, salt, pepper, garlic and a package of stevia).
I also cook cauliflower, broccoli and leeks and add it to my soups.
I have also cooked sliced mushrooms and added them to my mushroom soup.
I have made a broc salad using waldens farms mayo, splenda and some cider vinegar.
Roasted white turnips, tri color pepper slaw.
Roasted asparagus or cauliflower with olive oil, salt and garlic.
I also made a warm salad for a dinner party with button mushrooms, and a great oil and vinegar dressing.
Zuchinni with onions(add them at the end so they are still crunchy and not carmalizd), with a 1/4 cup of tomatoes or salsa on top, baked in the oven.

Try Broccolini, Kai-lan

Dill pickles are acceptable as is pickled asparagus.

Search allrecipes for veggie recipes that you can modify to fit into the IP plan.
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:21 PM   #8  
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My favorite thing to do is marinate raw veggies in a ziploc with Dijon mustard vinegrette. Recipe is 6 T evoo, 2 T cider vinegar, 2 T dijon mustard, 1 t sea salt, 1 t grnd black pepper. Ziploc over nite and put over lettuce. Takes care of my need for crunch AND veggie requirement.
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:26 PM   #9  
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go through the recipe threads there are tons of ideas. also try other forums and their recipes I have found lot that I can fix for IP.
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Marinate in WF Italian and put them on the grill.
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try grilling mushrooms. Either regular or portabello. I make a sauce of Braggs amino, cider vinegar and water and brush liberally. YUMMMM
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Kale chips!
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How does one make crispy turnip fries??? and zucchini chips? How do you prevent them from going soggy?
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Slice them thin and toss with garlic powder, onion powder, your sea salt, your olive oil and pepper.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes until golden brown. Make sure you watch them they burn easily.
Delicious!
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I like to BBQ my veggie with the EVOO and the salt (cause i have a hard time getting both in).
You can all try that Big Mac in a bowl and just throw in some extra veggies. I also fry up some veggies for the chili and the spaghetti.
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