Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - Update

Hi everyone!

My new challenge is to eat more vegetables. I'm home all day. . .there's no reason why I can't do that. I don't have excuses anymore, such as: "I don't have time to come home on my lunch break." Plus, after feeding Olivia spring veggies and butternut squash and green beans. . .they started to look a little appetizing. My problem is that I don't know of many clever ways to incorporate vegetables into my diet. My friend, Kelley, bakes zucchini in the oven with olive oil. I'm going to have to try that. I saw a commercial today for Campbells V8 Soups and Olivia and I made a trip to the store to buy some. I highly highly recommend the Southwestern Corn (especially if you like tortilla-ish soup.) Any other ideas/recipes on how to add more veggies to my diet?


Kim said...

I like to cut up cucumbers, carrots, celery, raw potatoes, etc... before I start fixing supper. The kids like to munch on them, and I catch myself doing the same. I never need as much supper, and I have had at least a serving of veggies before we start eating!

Cristi said...

I like to cup up potatoes, carrots, onion, squash, bell pepper, (whatever you like really) add cherry tomatoes, then add olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and a little "Tony Cacheries" (if you have that in your neck of the woods) Then just bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. (depending on how small your chunks are.)Good stuff!

Cristi said...

You can also do a salad with Black Olives, grape tomatoes, red onion, bell pepper chunked, tiny carrots, (whatever else sounds good to ya) Pour italian dressing over it and let it sit a while. Nice change.

RyanAndrew2007 said...

One of my favorite squash dishes that I often eat as the main/only course during a meal is this:
Take a butternut squash, peal and cube into bite sized pieces. Fry some bacon in a pan. Saute the butternut pieces in the bacon drippings until tender. Add crumbled bacon. Sometimes I add onion to the mix also. Great stuff!

Good luck on the adding of veggies. I, too, am trying to add more fruits and veggies to the diet.


Sarah's Blog said...

This one is great:
Crispy Broccoli
1. Coat bottom of skillit with olive oil and get hot.
2. Add garlic and crushed red pepper to taste and saute for 1 min.
3. Add chopped up broccoli, toss to coat, cover, and turn heat to Med-High
4. Steam for a few min.
5. Remove lid, raise heat and saute every couple min. adding olive oil as needed
6. Broccoli will be ready when it is beginning to turn black from the carmalized olive oil.


Anonymous said...

my kids eat cut-up raw vegetables all the time - use some french salad dressing or garlic dressing or cocktail sauce as a dip. otherwise, I'm a vegetarian - vegetables go into everything!!! Try vegetable risotto, vegetarian lasagne, vegetable fajitas, plain old veggie burgers - the list is endless!

Anita said...

Jodi, how about Brookville Hotel Corn? Easy & delish. 2 1/2 pkg(16oz pkg) frozen whole kernel corn, 3/4 C heavy cream, 1 tsp salt, 1 T sugar. Throw all into a crockpot & leave on low for 6 hours or so. If making on the stove, mix 1 T. cornstarch with the sugar(to prevent lumps) for thickening. Cook for 20 minutes. Either way it is wonderful and lasts for a couple of days.

Julia said...

Saw a book in Borders that might interest you. It was in the "narthex" part and was called "Vegetable Love" I think. My suggestion is to try new ones all the time.

Cristi said...

I thought youd get way more recipes than this. Girl try this,
Stuffed Potatoes.
Bake the potatoes
Then scoop out the meat of the potatoe and mix with butter, sour cream, sauteed onion, bacon bits, cheese, salt, & pepper. Place mixture back into potato skins or buy those little aluminum foil baking tins for stuffed potatoes. Top with more shredded cheese and bake until cheese is melted. Mmmm

The Microblogologist said...

My doctor is FORCING me to see a dietitian, I guess poptarts are not what he considers healthy eating... If she gives me any good tips I'll pass them on. Hahaha, I am talking to my sister while writing this and she said if they made veggie poptarts I would be set!

What I do when my stomach is not hating me (which is the main reason why I have a crappy diet) is try to keep veggies around in an easy to munch on form. Baby carrots are great. I like cauliflower and broccoli as well, cut up and stored in tupperware. Grape or cherry tomatoes are good to keep around. Then if you get a snacking urge they are all ready to grab and munch on =). Also I have heard of people cooking veggies and pureeing them and adding them to sauces.

Hope that helps =)