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    Getting bored of veggies!

    Hey gang, I keep eating the same veggies, mostly because they are quick and easy, ( organic frozen spinach or kale) sometimes I have a salad but I find that the greens go bad in a few days and I may not have time to prepare a salad every day. Any suggestions how i can mix up my veggies and get more in with my meats?

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    Buy different ones?

    Our go-to veggies are onions, tomatoes, kumara, potatoes, carrots, capsicums. Sometimes we have kale/spinach/broccoli/cabbage, but not every week.
    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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    I usually rotate veggies each week. I'll make a big tub of broccoli/ spinach/ asparagus one week, then collard/kale/carrots..etc.usually 3 different vegetables each week keeps me excited long enough. I do the same with the meets too. This week its beef, turkey, and salmon. last week it was sardines, chicken, and lamb. Its easier for me and I dont have to worry about planning.

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    Frozen veggie bags....

    Some suggest their nutrient profile may even be better than regular veggies that have to travel long distances unfrozen to sit on shelves for days.

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    I can't help with the prep time but these are my personal favorites when I'm feeling fancy:

    • Raw carrot sticks, celery, radish quarters, and snap peas dipped in seasoned sour cream, guacamole, tahini, or tapenade

    • Lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumber, and red onion with dressing of olive oil, wine vinegar, mustard, and blue cheese

    • Zucchini, sliced mushrooms, spinach, and garlic sautéed in butter/olive oil and topped with grated parmesan

    • Turnips, asparagus, cauliflower, and red cabbage drizzled with herb butter/olive oil and oven roasted

    • Bok choy, red bell pepper, broccoli, and shiitake sautéed in beef fat, dressed with rice vinegar and toasted sesame seeds

    • Eggplant, shredded carrot, green beans, white onion, and Thai basil simmered in seasoned coconut milk

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    Potatoes should not really be on the list unless you're doing a ton of cardio like running marathons or playing sports for hours on end like pro athletes. And at that it's only sweet potatoes.

    In salad... Artichoke hearts, asparagus, smash up some avocados and use it as dressing, a couple walnuts on top. Also if you chop up the salad with salad scissors its a lot better.

    Also, grilled eggplant and brussell sprouts (I know sounds nasty) but I actually really like them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prime11 View Post
    Potatoes should not really be on the list unless you're doing a ton of cardio like running marathons or playing sports for hours on end like pro athletes. And at that it's only sweet potatoes.
    No.
    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

    Griff's cholesterol primer
    5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
    Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
    TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
    bloodorchid is always right

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmerl View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by prime11 View Post
    Potatoes should not really be on the list unless you're doing a ton of cardio like running marathons or playing sports for hours on end like pro athletes. And at that it's only sweet potatoes.
    That's why pro-athletes, marathoners and sport enthusiasts alike compete.

    So they can sit back at the end of the day and say "Gee, I really earned my potato".

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryKiwi47 View Post
    That's why pro-athletes, marathoners and sport enthusiasts alike compete.

    So they can sit back at the end of the day and say "Gee, I really earned my potato".
    Ha good one. Just pointing out there are entire chapters in paleo books devoted to why white potatoes are not good and should not be a staple in the diet.

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