Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Gettin' 'em in...

Your fruits and veggies that is? I don't usually have much problem, except those days where I just blow off everything. Umm yea I've had two of those this week, not good. So I thought with the HBBC challenge going on, and all of trying a little harder to get in 7 servings a day I would share a couple of ideas with you and maybe you can share a few new ones with me. I'm always looking for a new way to use them.

First off of course is the ever present salad. It makes a frequent appearance, however not as often as it use to. I used to think this was the only way to get veggies in. Boring....


One of my favorite ways to start the day is with an omelet. I usually use two eggs but you could also use egg whites or egg replacement. I use a bunch of veggies...and I do mean a bunch, because the cook down so much. I almost always use a big handful of fresh spinach as well as onions, mushrooms, peppers, broccoli slaw and whatever else I might have on hand. Sometimes I add refried beans and salsa. this is obviously before I flipped it closed because on this particular day that didn't go to well. :)

How about a little granola...minus the granola. Fruit...usually apple, banana and berries or pomegranate mixed with nuts, flaxmeal, chia seeds and sometimes dried fruit or maybe a little bit of real granola. Add vanilla soy milk and you have a fantastic breakfast.

Roasted veggies...seriously they do not get any better than this. It is without a doubt my favorite way to eat veggies. It makes even ones you don't like taste fantastic! I will not eat a brussel sprout any other way. This is a mix of carrots, cauliflower, parsnips, sweet potato, onion and brussel sprouts, a little olive oil some seasoning...mouthwatering!

And another favorite is of course for dessert...Banana "soft serve" Seriously...like ice cream only healthy..all you have to do is blend up frozen bananas with a little soy milk and then the sky is the limit! I love it with about 1/2 scoop of chocolate protein powder and chocolate soy milk...and of course some chocolate chips. You can also mix in other frozen fruit, like mango, or strawberries.


So tell me...how do you get 'em in?

10 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Yum, everything looks so yummy

I just eat my fruits and veggies, force myself to

Heather @ Just a Colorado Gal said...

I have this weird thing where I actually really, really like the taste of all raw vegetables--preferably raw, but steamed works too--more than most other foods! I'd definitely eat veggies over fruit any day :) I eat lots of salads, and I try to drink at least one smoothie a day that's a mix of fruit and spinach.

Christi said...

My current favorite veggie mix is brocolini with mushrooms, green onions, and red peppers stir fryed in a little olive oil. Mucho gusto!!!

I have two days of clean eating on the book so I am getting better!

Matthew Smith said...

Man, that all looks so good...especially the omelet! I might need to make one of those soon!

adena said...

darn you, I'm starving now!! Sadly my most recent veggies have come in the form of frozen broccoli steamed, chopped and used as a bed for everything. There will be trays and trays of roasted veggies in my near future tho.

Been thinking about you and your family alot, hope you guys are ok. xoxo

Aimee said...

LOVE, love, love it all! YUM!!

Katie @ Will Race for Carbs said...

I love roasted veggies too! That banana soft serve looks great, but I hate hate hate bananas. I can detect them at even minute levels. I have tried in vain to enjoy them but I just don't! Man, I am wishing I liked them even more now.

Julie Arts said...

I love my banana softserve but for some reason it always gives me a brain freeze headache where real icecream doesn't??

I'm sucking at HBBC. I haven't even turned in any numbers since the first week. SUCK.

Jill said...

I've never roasted veggies, I will have to try that (I'm not a veggie lover, maybe this will help). And that chocolate banana thingie looks like heaven...I AM going to make that one for sure. Maybe I could just hire you to cook for me, I have zero motivation. ha.

Sorry for my long delay reading, that blog exchange consumed my life for a week - bleh! Then I got sick - double bleh!

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