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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
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    Default HELP -- Vegetable choices???

    At 2+ years, although I think I'm doing fine with tracking, weight, etc., and my protein choices, vegetables are still a question mark for me.

    WHAT vegetables are you "old timers" eating daily? I try to get in a spinach salad (loaded with protein) at lunch. Raw carrots with hummus make a good go-to snack. But tomatoes - no more.

    Winter vegetables? I don't eat potatoes, and seldom sweet potatoes. Any ideas?

    I need more vegetables (which I never thought I would say). THANKS! (And I know pumpkin pie is not a vegetable.)
    [I]HW: 240 lbs SW: 199 lbs GW: 140 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4
    3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
    5 MO = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0 2 YR = 140.00

    Happy with my weight; happy with my size; over-the-moon with my health!

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    Gastric Sleeve Member JannyAZ's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: HELP -- Vegetable choices???

    I eat acorn squash. I cut it in half then bake or microwave it. While it's cooking I mix together the juice of half an orange, a teaspoon of Stevia brown sugar and 1/2 TB of butter and warm it up to pour onto the cooked squash. Quite tasty and relatively guilt free.
    Height: 5'3
    HW: 234.0 BMI 41.5
    2 week pre-op diet loss: 7
    SW: 190.5
    CW: 127
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    Default Re: HELP -- Vegetable choices???

    I love spaghetti squash, baked with little pepper and olive oil; take out the strands and put sauce and/or meat sauce. Acorn squash is great cooked in the oven, dig out the squash inners, and then stuff w/chicken sausage, cranberries (lower sugar), toasted nuts and then some cheese to melt while you're rebaking it. I love Janny's recipe for the acorn squash. I tend to like the one meal veggie ideas, fiber, and protein all in one. I also like cucumbers w/some yogurt dip, roasted veggies including fennel, carrots, broccoli, and sometimes asparagus tossed w/little olive oil and seasonings, placed on cookie sheet w/parchment paper and roasted until brown and little crispy; sometimes if I'm feeling daring, I add a little grated cheese and let that crisp up.



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    Default Re: HELP -- Vegetable choices???

    Pumpkin pie isn't a vegetable? What!!! I'm quitting life.

    I've been on a squash kick big time. Roasted butternut squash with a little olive oil and salt and pepper, butternut squash soup, roasted and salted squash seeds, squash casserole. Give me all the squash!
    No pre-op diet
    Day of surgery 11/4/14: 5'4" 213lbs
    1 month: 187
    2 months: 171
    3 months: 155
    4 months: 148
    5 months: 142
    6 months: 136
    7 months: 131
    8 months: 125
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    11 months: 111
    1 year: 109
    1.5 years: 105
    2 years: 108
    2.5 years: 102
    3 years: 113
    4 years: 115
    5 years: 115 Still holding steady


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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
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    Default Re: HELP -- Vegetable choices???

    I find some veges easier than others to eat. Cauliflower is better than broccoli. Green beans are fine. Cabbage is great. It's getting into Summer here so my favourite asparagus is in season. I eat loads of that...well, when I say loads, I can usually manage about 3 spears after eating my protein. I try to snack on veg during the day to up my intake as I know I am not getting enough either. I have carrot and celery sticks for morning tea. I use a vege peeler to take off the stringy bits of the celery as my stomach doesn't like them anymore. I have cucumber and tomatoes with my lunch.
    Zucchini are good, leeks are ok. I like pumpkin but try not to have this too much as it is high carb like potatoes and Kumara (NZ's version of sweet potato - only better :-)).
    Frozen veg in Winter is just as good as fresh as the nutrients are locked in with the blast freezing. I always add lots to any casseroles or stews/soups that I make.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
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    Default Re: HELP -- Vegetable choices???

    Quote Originally Posted by JannyAZ View Post
    I eat acorn squash. I cut it in half then bake or microwave it. While it's cooking I mix together the juice of half an orange, a teaspoon of Stevia brown sugar and 1/2 TB of butter and warm it up to pour onto the cooked squash. Quite tasty and relatively guilt free.
    Oh that sounds really good! Thank you! I'm not thinking outside the box, I guess.
    [I]HW: 240 lbs SW: 199 lbs GW: 140 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4
    3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
    5 MO = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0 2 YR = 140.00

    Happy with my weight; happy with my size; over-the-moon with my health!

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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: HELP -- Vegetable choices???

    Quote Originally Posted by Katrina View Post
    Pumpkin pie isn't a vegetable? What!!! I'm quitting life.

    I've been on a squash kick big time. Roasted butternut squash with a little olive oil and salt and pepper, butternut squash soup, roasted and salted squash seeds, squash casserole. Give me all the squash!
    Yes, a world where pumpkin pie isn't a vegetable seems wrong. In the South, Banana Pudding ('Nanner puddin' is noted as a vegetable choice on menus, lol.)

    I do like squash, and I do like cooking! So yay!
    [I]HW: 240 lbs SW: 199 lbs GW: 140 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4
    3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
    5 MO = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0 2 YR = 140.00

    Happy with my weight; happy with my size; over-the-moon with my health!

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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: HELP -- Vegetable choices???

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiGal View Post
    I find some veges easier than others to eat. Cauliflower is better than broccoli. Green beans are fine. Cabbage is great. It's getting into Summer here so my favourite asparagus is in season. I eat loads of that...well, when I say loads, I can usually manage about 3 spears after eating my protein. I try to snack on veg during the day to up my intake as I know I am not getting enough either. I have carrot and celery sticks for morning tea. I use a vege peeler to take off the stringy bits of the celery as my stomach doesn't like them anymore. I have cucumber and tomatoes with my lunch.
    Zucchini are good, leeks are ok. I like pumpkin but try not to have this too much as it is high carb like potatoes and Kumara (NZ's version of sweet potato - only better :-)).
    Frozen veg in Winter is just as good as fresh as the nutrients are locked in with the blast freezing. I always add lots to any casseroles or stews/soups that I make.
    I do keep carrots with some greek dip (homemade) handy. Sometimes ya just gotta chew! I cannot do celery - high salt content In fact, I don't even cook with it for that reason. And the strings....
    [I]HW: 240 lbs SW: 199 lbs GW: 140 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4
    3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
    5 MO = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0 2 YR = 140.00

    Happy with my weight; happy with my size; over-the-moon with my health!

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    Gastric Sleeve Member kenson's Avatar
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    Default Re: HELP -- Vegetable choices???

    Broccoli and zucchini are my go to veggies. Broccoli I usually microwave with a little ICBINB, onion powder and fresh garlic. For the zucchini, I usually sauté it in a little oil with onions and some salt and pepper.



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