Posts Tagged ‘vegetables’

How can I get more fruit and Veg into my meals?

February 18th, 2013 17 comments

Hi, i dont like most fruit and i dont like most veg, sometimes ill when i feel like eating vegetables ill eat them but other times i dont. As im going into the new year i want to change my eating habits for the better. But i know fruit and veg play an important part in this. I dont mind vegetables mixed in with meals but i dont like them on there own.
If anyone has any ideas on how to get them into my diet, and recipes or suggestions welcome. ?

Try drinking V8 or V8 Splash(I like this better). It contains a lot of vitamins. Also have some salads if you like those, you can put fruit in them too and have a dressing you like to cover some of the taste. You can also take Juice Plus supplements, they contain whole foods either in a pill form or "gummy candy" form. They are easy to take and have a lot of nutrients in them.

What are some good foods to eat while dieting?

January 21st, 2013 4 comments

So, I’ve been going to the gym a lot lately but not so much dieting. And they kinda just cancel out each other. Also I have softball practice after school every day. So, what would be a good breakfast and some good snacks to eat if you’re trying to diet?

Chicken, turkey, fish, eggs,
Salads without cheese, plenty water, fruits bananas,
Vegetables, fiber geared cereals or honey nut cheerios
Whaetena, oatmeal,

What do you think about weight loss pills?

January 19th, 2013 7 comments

Who is for and who is against weight loss pills? I`m doing some sort of a survey among you people so I can decide whether I will take some weight loss pills in order to lose almost 30 pounds or not. If you don`t agree to weight loss drugs, what else besides eating vegetables do you suggest?

Hello! I don`t agree to weight loss pills. I believe you must lose weight the same way you gained weight.. The best way to lose weight is the healthy way. Just keep your calorie intake under control and things will work out great! I work a lot so I use an online diet and workout planner to count my calories. There`s a good one at, and it’s free. in case you`re interested in losing weight the “usual” way, that’s a great choice. In my opinion, this is the safest and healthiest way to stay in shape.

How to prepare and cook the 3 day diet foods?

December 8th, 2012 4 comments

I found the 3 day diet foods recipe, but was wondering if I choose to drink tea, what kind of tea do I have to drink?
As for the vegetables are they suppose to be steamed?
For the toast, what kind of toast does it have to be?
Then for the tuna and other meat, can it be grilled or boiled?
What kind of melon am I suppose to eat?
Lastly, do I need to exercise with this?

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I’ve done the 3 day diet.

You can drink any tea you want, just don’t add milk, cream or sugar.

The vegetables should be cooked without any butter or oils – steaming is the best, or you can eat them raw if you want.

It can be any kind of toast – rye, whole wheat, 7 grain are the healthiest instead of white bread.

Tuna – you can eat canned tuna if you want instead of a tuna fillet that has to be cooked. The frankfurter can be boiled or baked, it doesn’t matter, as long as none of the meat is fried you can cook them any other way you want.

Canteloupe melon is the best to eat on this diet, but you can have watermelon or honeydew melon if you don’t like canteloupe.

You should exercise a little – go for a nice walk each day, but it is not necessary – you eat so little food on this diet that you are guaranteed to lose at least a couple of pounds even without exercising.

How can I get yummy low cal food for my overweight kid who loves pizzas noodle and the like?

December 2nd, 2012 6 comments

My older kid is crazy about junk food. Earlier he would happily eat chapati and vegetables, but as he is growing up he is giving away healthy food and moving towards the junk food. He simply refuses to eat when i insist on healthy eating. How can I solve this problem? He already 20 kgs overweight.

have you ever seen cook yourself thin ? Its a programme on at the moment where they give people who are over weight alternatives on there faviourte meals, generally they are the unhealthy options like chocolate and takeaways and things like that. And they either do the same meal but a a healthier version or give a alternative which is just and tasty but is lower in fat and calories.
It has all the recipies and if you have virgin you can watch it on catch up.

What could be a good vegetarian meal plan?

November 28th, 2012 3 comments

I’m VERY picky, don’t eat a LOT of vegetables, but I do eat tofu. I would like to lose weight for my own health. Can anyone help me with a good meal plan?

I think before coming up with a meal plan, that you need to work on introducing veggies that you like. You cannot be healthy on either an omni- or vegetarian plan if you don’t like vegetables. Also, going vegetarian doesn’t mean that you’ll automatically lose weight, especially if you’re eating processed foods over veggies. It is also going to be difficult to be vegetarian if you don’t like eating plants.

I am a mom of a son with autism, and he is one of the pickiest eaters ever. So I’ve been there with him!

Determine what you don’t like about veggies. I don’t like them when they’re cooked too much and become soft, so I eat most of mine raw when they’re crunchy. My son will never eat cooked carrots, but he loves raw, and can eat 2 or 3 at a time… My husband does not like raw peppers, but loves them roasted with the skins pulled off…

Try a dip – ranch dip is great as it overpowers flavour a bit so you can acclimate to a new veggie. Or try some veggies in a cheese sauce, eg broccoli or cauliflower. You can buy cheese sauce in packages to mix with water, or make your own.

Buy only one at a time of a new veggie so you’re not wasting food. Work on that one veggie until you either know you do or do not like it (you won’t like every one of them – I am not an asparagus fan, no matter what… but I have tried it on more than one occasion). Tell yourself that this veggie is good, but work on little bites until you’re okay with it. Also, you do have to eat things that aren’t your favourite if they’re good for you. Veggies may not be your favourites, but they’re healthy, so eat them you must.

Sneak veggies into meals you already enjoy when you can – here are some examples. You can grate carrot, zucchini, or mushrooms into pasta sauce or chili, and in small amounts, you won’t really notice them. Put small bites of cooked broccoli or squash into mac and cheese. Get storebought potato salad, and mix in some small pieces of raw celery…

Which is the healthiest diet or lifestyle to follow?

November 22nd, 2012 5 comments

There are several diets out there, but I can’t keep track of which is the healthiest. My brother is doing the Atkins friendly-low carb diet and I am terribly worried about him. His diet includes high calorie and high fat foods and he has little physical fitness. Is this low carb diet actually healthy?

Do you have any suggestions I can give him?
Or maybe I am wrong and the Atkins diet is healthy, please let me know what you think.


The healthiest diet to follow is one with lean meats (not high fat) plenty of vegetables and lean meats. Atkins is actually really good at giving you a heart attack and most doctors won’t recommend it. Carbohydrates give your body necessary fuel. Fats are also necessary, but the healthiest places to find them are in olive oil and fish oils. Fatty ground beef, for example, is not the healthiest meat choice you could make. Get a good variety of lots of healthy, non-processed foods in your diet to make sure you’re getting all of the nutrients necessary for life.

Anywhere from 1800-2000 calories a day is healthiest for women, around 2000 a day is healthiest for men. Regular exercise is a must.

Does anyone have any tips for making great tasting vegan meal plans without breaking the bank?

November 16th, 2012 4 comments

I am trying to make a vegan meal plan for a week and on a very tight budget. I only need to serve two people in my household i need to feed. Is there a way to make a great tasting vegan meal plan for a week without breaking the bank? Thanks any help is appreciated. God bless you! <3

Hey, my tips would be to:

– base meals around healthy complex carbs such as porridge oats and brown rice. These can be bought in bulk, last a long time and are really cheap.

– Work out exactly how much of everything you’ll need for each meal and snack so that there is no waste at the end of the week.

– buy big bags of dried beans. Beans are a staple in a vegan diet, and dried are much cheaper than canned.

– If you can, plan meals which use frozen vegetables. These are often less expensive than fresh but are actually just as nutritious.

– Dried fruit lasts for a long time so is a great snack which you don’t have to worry about using up in time.

– Vegetable and lentil soups are very simple and cheap to make as they don’t require many ingredients.

– If you’re going to buy soy milk, go for a supermarket version rather than a brand name. There is little difference other than the price.

– Prepare extra portions of each meal so that you can freeze them as a standby for days when you don’t feel like cooking.

Good luck with it.


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June 5th, 2012 1 comment

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What is a solid summer workout and meal plan?

May 17th, 2012 1 comment

What is a solid workout and meal plan for me to kick off now that summer has started? I’ve fallen way out of shape, but I want to get back into it! I’m 19, 6’1, and 185 pounds if that helps any.
P.S. I work 6-11 on most nights and have dinner when I get home. I suspect that is a big reason why I’ve been gaining the pounds as of late >.>

okay, to get into shape , speed up your metabolism, rid yourself of excess fat and lose weight ,,,,,do as follows:

Stop drinking & smoking (if you do this regularly)
eat fruits & vegetables all you can (buy a food/rice steamer to make it easy on you)…(vegetables are not tasty, like junk foods,, but can be as you aquire your taste to them..and are loaded with energy and nutrients)…avoid all junk food, cokes, sweets, etc…and drink water . If you eat meat ,,eat only steamed fish or chicken.

also, do an hour of walking each day at least. or some type of excercise.

* you should lose about 10 lbs per month