« on: January 14, 2014, 10:34:42 pm »Message ID: 840100
I've been wanting to lose weight for a while and keep trying and getting discouraged by people. I keep telling people that I just need to add more veggies into my diet and I think I will start losing weight. My veggie portions are too low right now, so I want to raise them. The minute I suggest this to people, their suggestion is to eat rice and beans. I've heard that makes protein, so that's good if true, but how is this more veggies? I was hoping for a suggestion like, "make a big pot of chili and fill it with <list of veggies> and beans to cut down the meat ratio and you'll have food for a week" but I seem to get just really bad suggestions or suggestions I'm already doing (like don't snack/cheat, exercise more, eat less, duh).
I don't get people who, it seems, try to sabotage your work. I don't know if they mean it or not, but it's just so unhelpful.
So, do you all have any good recipe ideas that are veggie heavy?
My main veggies are lettuce, non-cooked spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, tomatoes, onions, green beans, navy and pinto beans, garlic, mushrooms, carrots, water chestnuts, pea pods, and small amounts of jalapenos. Any recipes where these feature would be appreciated.
Below are some things I make, any additional veggies for those would be helpful.
Chicken fajitas with onions, every color pepper, shredded lettuce, tomatos, guacamole, sour cream, and a little cheddar cheese. I've heard people add garlic, but haven't figured out a way yet.
Chicken Enchiladas with onions, green peppers, jalapenos. Wrapped in flour tortillas and topped with cheddar cheese.
Bean Burrito with pinto beans, jalapeno cheddar cheese, lots of salsa, lettuce, sour cream. Wrapped in flour tortilla.
Chicken stir-fry with pea pods, pineapple, carrots, water chestnuts. Brown rice as base.