Thursday, August 12, 2010

Twelve More Ways to Enjoy Vegetables

I am the vegetable queen in my house, so here are another 12 ways to enjoy those veggies:

1. Stir fry any combination of veggies (using Pam), seasoning with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, curry, etc.

2. Steam veggies (such as broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, string beans) on stove or in microwave; lightly season or spray with liquid margarine.

3. Turn a baked potato into a meal by topping with broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes, low fat chili etc. and low fat cheese or FF sour cream.

4. Microwave sliced zucchini and canned tomatoes (add a can of sauce if preferred) with Italian seasoning and garlic powder; top with shredded low fat mozzarella.

5. Broil tomato halves seasoned with Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese.

6. Use low fat salad dressing, mustard, tomato sauce, salsa, and other “disguises” to eat more vegetables and learn to like them.

7. When dining out ask to substitute salad or steamed veggies for fries.

8. For variety, choose broth-based vegetables soups instead of salad as an appetizer.

9. When attending a lunch or dinner meeting, ask the server if there is a vegetarian choice – it’s usually delicious!

10. Prepare a portable snack of bite-sized carrot and celery pieces mixed with grapes or raisins – great for the car or at the desk.

11. Remember that soups, casseroles, and tomato sauce are excellent ways to add vegetables while masking the taste, if you need to.

12. Heat a can of stewed tomatoes. Add seasoning if desired, and eat as a chunky tomato soup.

1 comment:

  1. Joanne Deck has said it brilliantly again. All these ways to enjoy vegetables are so true! I love vegetables so much. I made a frittata for lunch, with brussel sprouts (quartered), chopped fresh tomatoes, and spices. Yummm! Everyone can feel better by getting more veggies into their diet/s.


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