I make it a point to have fruit and/or veggies with every meal I eat. Here is a simple and delicious recipe, that use common, easy to find and affordable ingredients:
Mexican Corn: 1 bag frozen corn 1/2 c. diced bell pepper 1/2 c. diced onion 1 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp cumin 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp garlic salt and pepper to taste low-fat butter (I use the zero-cal butter spray) Heat the butter in a skillet; add corn, peppers, onions, and seasonings, stirring until tender through. You can add or decrease the seasonings to taste. I've also used this substituting the frozen mixed veggies for the corn.
I've also cut up cucumber, carrots, broccoli, red onion, and grape tomatoes, and toss them in fat free italian dressing. Let them sit for a while, and they make a really good salad, without seeming like a salad. Who said salads require lettuce?
I also reccommend spaghetti squash. You can find multiple recipes on how to prep it online, and its delicious with some marina over it. The same is true with zuchinni, eggplant, and squash. Slicing them thin, layering with marina, and cheese (if your diet allows), and baking makes a tasty meal.
Of course, with fruit, I reccomend fruit salad. It seems like more of a treat than a boring apple or orange, and if you make a large amount, its convienient and lasts for a few days. I wouldn't add banana until you are ready to eat it, as they tend to turn brown.
I am vegan raw and have tons of recipes that are delicious. I can message you some when I get home. I have no issues getting my calories in as I use avocado and nuts and seeds. It was the best thing that I did for my body.
One of my personal favorites is shred 3 beets, 2 carrots, add some olive oil, himalayan salt and some pepper. I normally eat this as my main dish, but you could put it on top of some spinach or kale leaves if you want the added protein.
Another favorite is my kale salad-- chiffanade the kale(cut into ribbons) or just chop if that is easier. Add a little salt and massage the salt into the kale leaves so that the kale becomes more palatable. I add sesame seeds, yellow, orange, and red peppers, cranberries or raisins, some olive oil and lemon. Mix up and yum
I also have a raw stir fry made from carrots and parsnips and broccoli but i don't have the recipe on me.
I love broccoli or asparagus tossed in olive oil with garlic and roasted. A little parmesan on top. Delicious.
3/25/12 11:56 P
I was doing the same thing and didn't have a lot of success. It's hard to eat enough calories on this plan. I don't have any great recipes to share. Good luck to you.
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15 3/25/12 7:27 P
i am trying the veggie and fruit diet. of course i'll have my protein, but it is mostly eating fruits and veggies. and i have no clue what recipes to use. so it would be great if yall could help me out! please and thank you :)
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