3. Brussels sprouts
4. Alfalfa sprouts
7. Red bell peppers
This list is some of my favorite vegetables :) Try making some kale chips, it might even tempt people who hate veggies into eating it (:
Anonymous asked: Hey I'm a really picky water and I don't like vegetables...what's something I could maybe eat/drink to replace them and still get the servings I need?
Honestly just man up and eat them. Your parents were right when they forced you to eat veggies as a kid (and if they didn’t, I honestly think they’re bad parents). Find a way to eat them that doesn’t involve smothering in butter or cheese.
There’s no such thing as a vegetable replacement. But I have these suggestions:
- Make smoothies with frozen or fresh fruit, yogurt, spinach, carrots, or beets.
- Learn to cook well.
- Roast broccoli, zucchini, bell peppers with a little olive oil, salt and pepper for 20-30 mins at 375F
- Make this recipe and follow all the directions (including buying haricots verts not green beans). It’s my absolute favorite veggie recipe!
- Add cooked, finely chopped veggies (carrots, onion, celery) to ground beef or other meat. It’s called mirepoix, you can google it.
- Buy sweet, petite frozen peas and follow cooking instructions on the bag then eat them with a sliver of butter and a little salt.
- Browse this and look for recipes at foodgawker.com foodnetwork.com or cookinglight.com
- Cook zucchini, peas, or broccoli with a little bit of chopped bacon in a pan
And remember stuff like ensure or V8 ARE NOT REPLACEMENTS FOR VEGETABLES. They’re just a better alternative to juice. Find a way to cook them so that you’ll like them and just fucking eat your vegetables!!
Making some roasted veggiess.
- Yellow Squash
- Cherry or Grape Tomatoes
- Red Onion
Just chop up the veggies, put in mixing bowl, and mix! I make a huge batch so I put what I’m not making right now into tupperware containers and then take the bath I’ll be eating, and add in a little bit of olive oil (literally like a cap-full not even one tbsp.) with some salt and pepper and mix once more before putting on a cookie sheet and baking in the oven!
I normally cook for 10 mins at 450 and then flip them over and stick em back in for a couple more minutes based on tenderness. It all depends on how thick you’re cutting your veggies(:
I do this all the time! Zucchini and bell peppers is a good combo
Eating “clean” means basically eating as close to natural as possible. Clean foods are foods that have little to no processing. If you are concerned about not eating clean enough, a good rule of thumb is to stick to the outter rim of the supermarket, where the produce and meat is typically kept. Below is a mini article I found about clean eating that I think sums it up pretty well!
“Clean eating is different for everyone. Everyone has their own interpretation. Here are my basics:
Nothing white. No sugar, no white flour (bread, pasta, etc), no white rice. If it’s white, and it’s not a vegetable, I don’t eat it. (This requires lots of ingredients list reading!)
Lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean meats. If you really think about it, this is a HUGE variety of foods. You should NEVER feel hungry or deprived while eating clean. If you’re doing it correctly, you’ll constantly be satisfied, and you won’t get all those bothersome cravings that you used to get. (Although, occasionally a treat is nice.)
No Alcohol. This was not a big sacrifice for me, since I’ve never been much of a drinker. But I add that to the list because alcohol is pure sugar.”
For an awesome website, FULL of clean eating recipes, follow the link below!
They even have a pinterest account!
This is honestly one of the most appetizing pizzas I’ve ever seen! Vegetables <3
Spinach has many charms — truly singular flavor, the ability to be transformed by cooking in myriad ways, its famous health benefits — but raw in a salad is probably the least convincing. Try cooking wilted spinach these three healthy ways:
1. With Skirt Steak
Sear 8 ounces skirt steak in a large skillet over high heat, turning once. Remove, let pan cool a bit, then add 2 tablespoons butter and chopped spinach; stir until it wilts, 30 seconds or so. Add 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 2 chopped tomatoes and 1/2 chopped red onion and cook another minute. Toss and top with the sliced steak; 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese makes a nice garnish.
2. With Bacon
Render 4 thick bacon slices in olive oil until nearly crisp, then remove. Toss spinach with a sprig of tarragon in the rendered fat to wilt; add 1/2 pound chopped mushrooms instead of tomatoes and onion; skip the cheese and top with bacon.
3. With Chicken
Substitute chicken breast for steak; cook in olive oil, browning well. Wipe pan clean. Melt 3 tablespoons butter and add spinach to wilt. Add tomatoes and a handful of chopped scallions; skip the rest. Top with sliced chicken and fresh lemon juice.
Sweet potato on a sandwich? Genius!
How I Grocery Shop
This is my master grocery list, which means that I always have these in my pantry/fridge. I have this list saved in my phone as a note, so that when I’m in the grocery store I run through it to check if I have it all at home.
I usually buy my berries & seasonal produce at local farmer’s markets, they’re always fresher & sometimes cheaper. Also, I don’t really eat bread/grains/cereal unless it’s really good or I have no other option… I just don’t like it!
What I buy all depends on season too. See seasonal chart here.
- Always go with a list!
- Shop the perimeter! This typically contains the produce, dairy, meat, deli, and frozen section.
- Inside the “perimeter” you are more likely to stray: the candy aisle, the juice/drinks aisle, and the snacks aisle are all bad places to buy the majority of your groceries
- Look for what is on sale & stock up if it’s non-perishable
- When choosing packaged produce, look at the “Use by” date and choose the longest.
- Check all fruits & veggies for bruises, scratches, & mold. Yuck!
- Buy frozen petite peas, berries (for smoothies or baking), and bell peppers. They’re always cheaper & there isn’t much difference.
- Try to not over-buy, know how long each fruit/veggie will last & don’t waste it!
- Because produce goes off so quickly I go grocery shopping 2+ times a week. This is usually what it takes to maintain a healthy lifestyle!