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  • HazzaMacHazzaMac Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
    Ah, it looks like I have found my people :)

    Anyone have ideas for alternatives to oil or broth for roasting vegetables? Some veg can go without, but my favourite (broccoli) gets too dry without a little grease... and oil calories add up fast!
  • geiznekcmgeiznekcm Posts: 1,357Member Member Posts: 1,357Member Member
    HazzaMac wrote: »
    Ah, it looks like I have found my people :)

    Anyone have ideas for alternatives to oil or broth for roasting vegetables? Some veg can go without, but my favourite (broccoli) gets too dry without a little grease... and oil calories add up fast!

    Welcome!! (:
    How are you roasting your vegetables?
    In the oven or over the stove?

    Are you using fresh produce, or frozen?

    I am no culinary genius (in fact, the exact opposite) but from my experiments with food science, I have not noticed vegetables getting too dry for my personal taste.
    I usually use frozen vegetables (broccoli, green beans, cauliflower, squash, brussel sprouts, to specify a few), line a baking sheet with foil, lightly spray the sheet with coconut oil or avocado oil spray, then bake at about 400 or 425°F in the oven for no more than 30 minutes. (I like vegetables with a bit of a "crunch", and lightly charred.)

    My stove top method is simple as well:
    On medium high heat, on a lightly sprayed pan, and covered with a lid, roast the frozen vegetables for no more than ten minutes, or until they reach your desired level of charring. Sometimes I'll add a splash of Apple Cider Vinegar or Liquid Amino acids near the end of the cooking process.

    I am sorry I am not more helpful. I am confident there are plenty of Folks here who will be happy to offer their very valuable expertise (: (They've done so for me countless times!!)

    *Edited for correction of typos.
    edited July 2019
  • HazzaMacHazzaMac Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
    geiznekcm wrote: »
    HazzaMac wrote: »
    Ah, it looks like I have found my people :)

    Anyone have ideas for alternatives to oil or broth for roasting vegetables? Some veg can go without, but my favourite (broccoli) gets too dry without a little grease... and oil calories add up fast!

    Welcome!! (:
    How are you roasting your vegetables?
    In the oven or over the stove?

    Are you using fresh produce, or frozen?

    Always in the oven on parchment, I usually use a Tbsp of olive oil and a Tbsp of Balsamic Vinegar and some herbs, for each 1/4 kg of fresh veg. Lately eating closer to a 1/2 kg - asparagus, broccoli & red cabbage tonight, yummy!
  • AnabirgiteAnabirgite Posts: 236Member Member Posts: 236Member Member
    HazzaMac wrote: »
    Ah, it looks like I have found my people :)

    Anyone have ideas for alternatives to oil or broth for roasting vegetables? Some veg can go without, but my favourite (broccoli) gets too dry without a little grease... and oil calories add up fast!

    Recently I have used spray olive oil or spray avocado oil. The can says 1/4 second spray .25grams...I find use a minimal amount of oil this way. I spread my veggies on a cookie sheet and spray lightly probably 2 seconds -4 seconds, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Voila! I have a vegetable chopper I can not live without so my vegetables are all cut uniformly and roast evenly. My new favorite, fennel bulb, radishes, red onion, turnips/parsnips/rutabagas ( always messing up which one is which) and on a separate tray a green veggie, asparagus/ green beans ( these last great roasted) broccoli. The free seem to burn faster so I put in 10 minutes later.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,464Member Member Posts: 8,464Member Member
    Let's wake this up with burgers for dinner. If I told you all this you see here, well this and another 2/3 of that salad is around 500cal? Well it is. And no, this isn't a meatless abomination nor is this a slider but a proper burger.

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  • smithker75smithker75 Posts: 52Member, Premium Member Posts: 52Member, Premium Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Let's wake this up with burgers for dinner. If I told you all this you see here, well this and another 2/3 of that salad is around 500cal? Well it is. And no, this isn't a meatless abomination nor is this a slider but a proper burger.

    9jmmpt9rp0fr.jpg


    Amazing. Would you mind posting the ingredients?
  • debtay123debtay123 Posts: 1,219Member Member Posts: 1,219Member Member
    I wish I could find those Marina Del Ray tuna burgers near where I live- sigh-
  • gothchiqgothchiq Posts: 4,533Member Member Posts: 4,533Member Member
    Pretty much. I am not a vegetarian but I do fill up on nonstarchy vegetables. Carbs are limited for me because I'm prediabetic, and you can only eat so much meat or eggs before the calories get too high, so the I fill the hole with veggies. Broccoli, green beans, giant salad, pan seared squash, mushrooms, whatever I can afford that fits into that category.
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Posts: 5,766Member Member Posts: 5,766Member Member
    debtay123 wrote: »
    I wish I could find those near where I live- sigh-

    I asked them for my area - (Western Canada) and they insist they are found in Superstore/Safeway and Sobeys...I'm still looking for them in the stores I frequent.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,464Member Member Posts: 8,464Member Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    debtay123 wrote: »
    I wish I could find those near where I live- sigh-

    I asked them for my area - (Western Canada) and they insist they are found in Superstore/Safeway and Sobeys...I'm still looking for them in the stores I frequent.

    You guys dont have Metro? Also never seen these in RCSS around here. Shrimp yes, burgers nope.
    Check your local RCSS website for the west. They should tell you who has stock.
    edited August 2019
  • oocdc2oocdc2 Posts: 1,275Member Member Posts: 1,275Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    debtay123 wrote: »
    I wish I could find those near where I live- sigh-

    I asked them for my area - (Western Canada) and they insist they are found in Superstore/Safeway and Sobeys...I'm still looking for them in the stores I frequent.

    You guys dont have Metro? Also never seen these in RCSS around here. Shrimp yes, burgers nope.
    Check your local RCSS website for the west. They should tell you who has stock.

    This is the first time I've experienced a food that Canadians have access to that I, in the US, don't! :/ It's usually the other way around, so good on y'all. Those burgers really, really look good...
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Posts: 5,766Member Member Posts: 5,766Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    debtay123 wrote: »
    I wish I could find those near where I live- sigh-

    I asked them for my area - (Western Canada) and they insist they are found in Superstore/Safeway and Sobeys...I'm still looking for them in the stores I frequent.

    You guys dont have Metro? Also never seen these in RCSS around here. Shrimp yes, burgers nope.
    Check your local RCSS website for the west. They should tell you who has stock.

    No Metro - RCSS's website doesn't show it's carried either. They most likely are in a few Safeway or Sobey locations. Depending on the location, they seem to have varied selection of items.
  • katermarikatermari Posts: 134Member Member Posts: 134Member Member
    i need to join this.
  • QueenofCaffeine4LifeQueenofCaffeine4Life Posts: 86Member Member Posts: 86Member Member
    I like volume eating too. I love big salads! I'll cook a whole zucchini, 1/2 package of mushrooms, tomato or whatever else I have on hand in some soup mix for flavor and add some protein. I posted a picture of my big dinner bowl tonight on my wall. Protein fluff is great for dessert or snack.

    Please tell me what protein fluff is? That sounds interesting.
  • JenniferM1234JenniferM1234 Posts: 173Member, Premium Member Posts: 173Member, Premium Member
    I’ve never heard of protein fluff before either!
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,464Member Member Posts: 8,464Member Member
    I like volume eating too. I love big salads! I'll cook a whole zucchini, 1/2 package of mushrooms, tomato or whatever else I have on hand in some soup mix for flavor and add some protein. I posted a picture of my big dinner bowl tonight on my wall. Protein fluff is great for dessert or snack.

    Please tell me what protein fluff is? That sounds interesting.
    I’ve never heard of protein fluff before either!

    Ahhhhhhhhhh the never used search function brought up 25 pages of fluss in this thread alone lol

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/comment/42528363#Comment_42528363
  • redcaseredcase Posts: 68Member Member Posts: 68Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Ahhhhhhhhhh the never used search function brought up 25 pages of fluss in this thread alone lol


    Hahahah, I saw this reply coming a mile away.

  • nowine4menowine4me Posts: 3,980Member, Premium Member Posts: 3,980Member, Premium Member
  • alexmosealexmose Posts: 276Member Member Posts: 276Member Member
    Squash time! I just had 400g of spaghetti squash cooked for 109 calories. Holy crap it was good and I’ll be full forever. Anyone else loving the fall veggies?
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