Any real good and tasty GREEN vegetables out there?

Hart4Him
By Hart4Him Latest Reply 2013-08-12 20:45:14 -0500
Started 2013-08-07 06:52:10 -0500

I simply hate green vegetables, but I know I need to learn to like them. I eat gr beans, and lately I've been eating broccoli and cheese. Oh and I eat peas.
Any suggestions out there on making tasty green vegitables?

Tags: weight loss

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Prprincess0923
Prprincess0923 2013-08-09 19:59:43 -0500 Report

You can try spinach with dips doodles crush them put on top, it taste good

CJ55
CJ55 2013-08-12 06:09:09 -0500 Report

Hello Prprincess.. What are dips doodles? I have never heard of them. Would you please reply in my in box so I see the message. Thank you.. Have a great day. Hugz CJ

Set apart
Set apart 2013-08-09 07:43:54 -0500 Report

I love vegetables, i use my grill and will add some mushrooms, diced zucchini, grape tomatoes, and some olive oil, with spices. While warm will top with Parmesan cheese or grated asiago cheese. I also make my own fried rice without rice, lol using a bag of cabbage mix, some cooked chicken, chopped scallions, low sodium soy sauce, and a packet of fried rice mix. Sometimes I will even add scrambled eggs, filling and tastes great!

peggy1255
peggy1255 2013-08-08 20:27:26 -0500 Report

I just love spinach, I mix the spinach with fresh mushrooms , really yummy, I steam them, and just eat by themselves add to soups etc:)

swinaz
swinaz 2013-08-07 22:32:34 -0500 Report

I like to make a breakfast shake with spinach in it. I use that and flaxseed with an apple, pear, strawberries or banana. You can't taste the spinach. I am not monitoring my bs so not sure how it effects it. I was told that I didn't need to. I was just diagnosed and told to watch my diet. After my next A1C, the doc will decide what I need to do from there. I usually do 1 or 2 pieces of fruit and then eat some protein. Spinach in an omelet is good too. I do enjoy broccoli but get bored with it sometimes. Adding a little lemon juice is really good without adding fat to it.

correctionsnurse1
correctionsnurse1 2013-08-07 19:19:26 -0500 Report

So many great, tasty, healthy veggies out there! Spinach is amazing when cooked properly. 1 Tbsp EVVO, 1 Tbsp butter or margarine, heat until melted, chop gresh garlic and add to pan until aromatic, then add baby spinach. Salt & Pepper to taste. Delish! Zucchini is excellent many ways, as is Roasted Brussel Sprouts.

Nick1962
Nick1962 2013-08-07 18:54:33 -0500 Report

Baby bok choy - here's basically what I do
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/...

correctionsnurse1
correctionsnurse1 2013-08-07 22:41:39 -0500 Report

I love Baby Bok Choy, I use it in stir fry with chicken, shrimp, basically all kinds of meat. Add tons of other veggies like water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, sugar snap peas, all with a light sauce.

Nick1962
Nick1962 2013-08-08 18:05:28 -0500 Report

Yup, a really versatile vegetable. I've slipped a few thin slices of hard butter between the leaves and put it out on the grill while roasting a chicken too. I like it just corse chopped and sauteed with a bit of bacon as a side. Had it that way with a little crushed fresh pineapple in Hawaii. Didn't think I'd like but I'm hooked

Hart4Him
Hart4Him 2013-08-07 22:00:47 -0500 Report

Anyway to make this clickable? I can't highlight ether :( is this Chinese?

Nick1962
Nick1962 2013-08-08 18:00:39 -0500 Report

Should be able to just click on it and it will take you to the recipe. Might not work on some phones or tablets. Let me know if you don't get it, I'll post it for you.
Nope, not chinese, just simple braised baby bok choy.

Hart4Him
Hart4Him 2013-08-08 19:24:02 -0500 Report

No can't click on it. Is that what your putting pineapple in? Choy sounded Chinese lol
Don't know what bok choy is- a bean?

Nick1962
Nick1962 2013-08-08 20:03:09 -0500 Report

Baby bok choy is actually Chinese cabbage (I guess that would be the Chinese part). It’s not a round head cabbage – more like a leaf lettuce and about 1-1/2 fists in size. It cooks real fast, and makes a great slaw. Not as “gassy” either. Might not be available where you are except in the better markets, but once you find it, you’ll find all sorts of ways to use it. If you like corned beef and cabbage, this is a great substitute for the cabbage because its size makes it great for portion control and literally only takes 5 minutes to cook.

Braised Baby Bok Choy

1 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 lb baby bok choy, trimmed
1/2 teaspoon Asian sesame oil

Bring broth and butter to a simmer in a deep large heavy skillet. Arrange bok choy evenly in skillet and simmer, covered, until tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer bok choy with tongs to a serving dish and keep warm, covered.
Boil broth mixture until reduced to about 1/4 cup, then stir in sesame oil and pepper to taste. Pour mixture over bok choy.

silvie mae
silvie mae 2013-08-07 17:20:14 -0500 Report

I sauté spinach or green beens ect. In olive oil garlic and onions I add a splash of white wine or even apple cider vinegar. Also Broccoli is very good tossed in olive oil and seasonings and then baked.

Hart4Him
Hart4Him 2013-08-07 21:56:42 -0500 Report

Great ideas, I don't mind eating fresh spinach leaves in salad, I hardly know its there. Never liked the taste or smell of canned.

Wahikulitutu
Wahikulitutu 2013-08-08 15:12:30 -0500 Report

I don't like canned spinach either..tastes like the can! Fresh Spinach added to just about anything is very nutritious and you can't taste it. Smoothies are wonderful with spinach in them. Try them in omelettes withe mushrooms, too. Hope this helps.

ShellyLargent
ShellyLargent 2013-08-07 16:43:14 -0500 Report

Fresh Brussels are better than the frozen. I usually clean them, cut in half, toss with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast in a baking dish for about 30 minutes at 350-deg. I like mine still a bit "snappy", not too soft. You can add garlic powder or any other seasoning if you like. I also do fresh broccoli florets the same way. Tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper, then roasted for about 30 minutes at 350-deg. Adds a nice nutty flavor to the broccoli.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-08-08 08:50:18 -0500 Report

I do that and make a whole meal. I add my meat, usually some kind of sausage to it in diced pieces and it is out of this world good. I don't like brussesprouts any other way. Try it with cauliflower and carrots too. Roasted veggies are great.

Hart4Him
Hart4Him 2013-08-07 08:08:51 -0500 Report

So do you just sprinkle Galicia on and what grill?
How do you fix Brussels sprouts? My husband bought some frozen about a month ago, but haven't tried them yet.

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