An Idea from the Veggie Challeged

salsa peanutsYup. Been on the health journey since October 24th. Nope. Still don’t love vegetables. I have improved slightly. I now eat cucumber. I had a slice of zucchini (but I’m not sure it counts because it was baked with cheese on top.) And I eat actually like cantaloupe. (Yes, I know it isn’t a veggie, but it’s healthy, okay?)

So here’s my latest tip for getting a salad down when you don’t like veggies. It wasn’t quite as good as last week’s green grape and cashews, but it’ll do in a pinch. It’s also a tip for digging around your house when you don’t want to go to the grocery store and just trying something a little different based on what you find. (Consider that a money saving tip, too. It’s amazing what you can come up with by saving your $$ and shopping your cupboards.)

This fabulous salad is spinach, honey roasted peanuts, and raisins. (The other serving on the plate is  lasagna. And that’s a praise report ’cause I was super stressed the day we had this, and a friend “happened” to hand me a lasagna so I wouldn’t have to cook that night. I got so much done with the “what to make for dinner” issue solved with no effort!)

I’m enjoying the simple pleasures–like not cooking or a salad with honey roasted peanuts–one day at a time. How about you? What is your simple pleasure today?

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A salad idea from the veggie challenged

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4 thoughts on “An Idea from the Veggie Challeged

  1. Amanda O'Connor Replogle July 24, 2013 at 4:02 pm Reply

    Thanks for the idea. I have had a hard time keeping the veggies and dinner veggie sides from becoming boring. I will have to give this a try! Also, what kind of dressing do you enjoy? I love Ranch, but I know it is not the best for me. Wanting some new ideas….

  2. Paula Moldenhauer July 24, 2013 at 4:36 pm Reply

    I wish I could be more helpful with dressings, Amanda. Honestly, I usually don’t use them. I’ve never loved them so that helps. I did google salad dressings in response to your question. Thought these looked interesting: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/blog/2013/03/18/low-calorie-salad-dressings/

  3. Paula Moldenhauer July 24, 2013 at 4:37 pm Reply

    They had a link to a low-fat Buttermilk ranch: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/09/low-fat-buttermilk-ranch-dressing.html

  4. mariekeates July 26, 2013 at 6:36 am Reply

    You should try zucchini (we call it courgette) baked in thick slices with a dash if olive oil a d black pepper or better still garlic! Mmmm. I have a yellow courgette variety in my veg tub that I hope will flower soon and give me an I twisting coloured courgette to add to my dinner. As for salad dressing you can’t beat balsamic vinegar in my opinion 🙂

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