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I need veggie filled recipes!!!!

MeganReid1991MeganReid1991 Posts: 128Member Member Posts: 128Member Member
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So sense started to lose weight I’ve noticed that it’s easier for me to lose weight when eating tons of fruit & vegetables because I can eat so many with such low calories but I tend to get bored of the same old thing so I’m looking for recipes packed with vegetables. Right now my go to’s are salads, smoothies, stir fry’s and soups! But I really need some more creative ideas!!
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  • lynn_glenmontlynn_glenmont Posts: 5,389Member Member Posts: 5,389Member Member
    casseroles, stews, chilis, curries, roasted, grilled, stuffed, crudites, in an omelet, steamed, pureed into a hummus.
  • neugebauer52neugebauer52 Posts: 297Member Member Posts: 297Member Member
    We enjoy a variety of roasted vegetables: butternut, carrots, cauliflower, eggplant, baby marrow etc. Add whatever spices and herbs you like, a little oil, some garlic and roast in the oven.
  • CamigwenCamigwen Posts: 41Member Member Posts: 41Member Member
    Mexican stuffed veggies: stuff spaghetti squash halves, cucumbers, acorn squash, bell beepers, or zucchini with your favorite burrito filling. Bonus points if you include black beans or pintos in addition to meat.

    I also like pulled pork baked potatoes or spaghetti squash, lasagna roll ups using zucchini or eggplant instead of noodles, Asian sesame peanut salads using carrot noodles or broccoli slaw mix as a sub for pasta, and my favorite roasted cauliflower coated in buffalo sauce.
  • amusedmonkeyamusedmonkey Posts: 8,856Member, Premium Member Posts: 8,856Member, Premium Member
    Ratatouille is my favorite. I not only like it, I crave it. As a bonus, it can look impressively stunning if you put in the effort but the classic chunky style tastes better because you get to sautee the veggies in oil and aromatics.

    ETA: I make my own, usually, but Jamie Oliver makes a good one. It's nice because it has plum tomatoes instead of sauce:
    https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/classic-ratatouille/
    Here is a nice looking baked version:
    https://www.chefdehome.com/recipes/561/ratatouille

    My mom also makes the best vegetable spread which is great as a quick snack. Just spread on a slice of bread and you're good to go. It can be chunky, mashed, or blended, mainly eggplant or mainly summer squash, but always amazing. It's usually called "poor man's caviar". Here's one version. It's nice, but we usually like the addition of garlic:
    https://natashaskitchen.com/eggplant-spread-recipe/
    edited July 13
  • LounmounLounmoun Posts: 8,301Member Member Posts: 8,301Member Member
    http://www.skinnytaste.com has some good recipes.
    Mollie Katzen has some great vegetable cookbooks. I liked The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without. http://www.molliekatzen.com/archives.php

    I think zoodles or stuffed zucchini is kind of nice.
    Roasted broccoli or brussel sprouts are really tasty.
    http://www.eatyourselfskinny.com/balsamic-roasted-brussels-sprouts/
    https://www-geniuskitchen-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/www.geniuskitchen.com/amp/recipe/oven-roasted-broccoli-206184
  • DevietteDeviette Posts: 643Member Member Posts: 643Member Member
    Last night I had chili stuffed marrow. It was very filling.
  • HeidiMightyRawrHeidiMightyRawr Posts: 3,354Member Member Posts: 3,354Member Member
    Veggie lasagne, risottos, chilli, veg curries, paella, roast dinners (3-4 different veg), stuffed sweet potatoes, buddha bowls.

    Even just simple things like changing how you cook a vegetable can make something appear new and you may find you prefer that way?
  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 2,814Member Member Posts: 2,814Member Member
    Nam Prik Ong is a favourite of mine. It's a hot sloppy Joe dip for raw veg.

    https://importfood.com/recipes/recipe/201-spicy-pork-and-tomato-dip-with-veggies-nam-prik-ong
  • crazyravrcrazyravr Posts: 5,187Member Member Posts: 5,187Member Member
    Ratatouille is my favorite. I not only like it, I crave it. As a bonus, it can look impressively stunning if you put in the effort but the classic chunky style tastes better because you get to sautee the veggies in oil and aromatics.

    ETA: I make my own, usually, but Jamie Oliver makes a good one. It's nice because it has plum tomatoes instead of sauce:
    https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/classic-ratatouille/
    Here is a nice looking baked version:
    https://www.chefdehome.com/recipes/561/ratatouille

    My mom also makes the best vegetable spread which is great as a quick snack. Just spread on a slice of bread and you're good to go. It can be chunky, mashed, or blended, mainly eggplant or mainly summer squash, but always amazing. It's usually called "poor man's caviar". Here's one version. It's nice, but we usually like the addition of garlic:
    https://natashaskitchen.com/eggplant-spread-recipe/

    I make this all the time as a spread on bread. Absolutely amazing. I buy case of eggplant and peppers when in season and make a huge load of it. Portion and freeze in ziplocks. We call this poor man's caviar in Polish.

  • CandyspunCandyspun Posts: 371Member Member Posts: 371Member Member
    Can you eat eggs? I love to throw together a bubble 'n' squeak. It's basically eggs scrambled with veggies. I grew up with it having cabbage, shallots and potato mixed in. These days, I just go by what's in the fridge. Lately, I've been loading my bubble 'n' squeak up with mushrooms, tomato, carrot, leeks, lots of baby spinach kale, that sort of thing.
  • amusedmonkeyamusedmonkey Posts: 8,856Member, Premium Member Posts: 8,856Member, Premium Member
    crazyravr wrote: »
    Ratatouille is my favorite. I not only like it, I crave it. As a bonus, it can look impressively stunning if you put in the effort but the classic chunky style tastes better because you get to sautee the veggies in oil and aromatics.

    ETA: I make my own, usually, but Jamie Oliver makes a good one. It's nice because it has plum tomatoes instead of sauce:
    https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/classic-ratatouille/
    Here is a nice looking baked version:
    https://www.chefdehome.com/recipes/561/ratatouille

    My mom also makes the best vegetable spread which is great as a quick snack. Just spread on a slice of bread and you're good to go. It can be chunky, mashed, or blended, mainly eggplant or mainly summer squash, but always amazing. It's usually called "poor man's caviar". Here's one version. It's nice, but we usually like the addition of garlic:
    https://natashaskitchen.com/eggplant-spread-recipe/

    I make this all the time as a spread on bread. Absolutely amazing. I buy case of eggplant and peppers when in season and make a huge load of it. Portion and freeze in ziplocks. We call this poor man's caviar in Polish.

    I'm half Russian, so it makes sense we have some dishes in common. Yes, it's absolutely amazing.
  • khlokinskhlokins Posts: 32Member Member Posts: 32Member Member
  • KatieHall77KatieHall77 Posts: 121Member Member Posts: 121Member Member
    Italian Grandma Soup:
    Cube eggplant, tomato, onion, and zucchini
    Add frozen or fresh spinach
    Cook until tender, then add 1 box of low sodium Chicken stock
    Add Italian seasoning and ground pepper to taste

    Mushroom, Pea Pod, and Carrot with ginger sauce

    Use a dab of peanut oil to soften veggies in a skillet

    In a separate bowl, add 1 tbsp. Ginger Purée, 2 tbsp soy sauce, dash onion powder, another dab of peanut oil, and a dash of Chinese 5 spice powder. Whisk, then add to the stir fry.
    Works with nearly any veggie. Good with summer squash and peppers too.
    Serve hot, over rice, or plain if desired

  • tryeyetryeye Posts: 11Member Member Posts: 11Member Member
    Buy a NUTRIBULLET!!!
  • crazyravrcrazyravr Posts: 5,187Member Member Posts: 5,187Member Member
    tryeye wrote: »
    Buy a NUTRIBULLET!!!

    For what.
  • vingoglyvingogly Posts: 1,766Member Member Posts: 1,766Member Member
    The Sicilian version of ratatouille which I've loved since I was a kid. I use stevia instead of the sugar in it. I like to swap out the celery with a fennel bulb (finocchio). Pine nuts and raisins are also nice additions. Sweet and sour (agrodolce) is a frequent flavor combination in Sicilian cooking which has Italian, French, and Arab influences.

    https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1016445-caponata
    edited July 13
  • k8eekinsk8eekins Posts: 1,205Member Member Posts: 1,205Member Member
    So sense started to lose weight I’ve noticed that it’s easier for me to lose weight when eating tons of fruit & vegetables because I can eat so many with such low calories but I tend to get bored of the same old thing so I’m looking for recipes packed with vegetables. Right now my go to’s are salads, smoothies, stir fry’s and soups! But I really need some more creative ideas!!
    • Dolmas
    • Dumplings
    • Samosas or empanadas or pies
    • Pancakes (Steamed/Fried) Think Peking Duck (filling/topping) with the wrap or latkes
    • Canapes
    • Buns
    • Wraps (Roti/Pita/Tortilla)

    edited July 13
  • nickssweetheartnickssweetheart Posts: 904Member Member Posts: 904Member Member
    Calling it a "recipe" is a stretch, but for lots of veggies, you can't go wrong with fajitas. I like to make mushroom fajitas with lots of onions and peppers, and in the summer I throw in zucchini or yellow squash too. Just saute in a pan with some garlic and chili powder/taco seasoning and serve in tortillas with hot sauce (and a little guacamole if you have calories to spare!) They're especially good with Tabasco Chipotle sauce.
  • vegan4lyfe2012vegan4lyfe2012 Posts: 599Member Member Posts: 599Member Member
    This is my Veggie Overload "Spaghetti" recipe:

    VEGGIE OVERLOAD “SPAGHETTI”

    1 Tbsp Tuscan Herb Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or regular EVOO)
    1 Onion, diced
    1 medium bell pepper, diced
    2 medium Zucchini, spiralized, juilienned or shredded in a food processor
    2 large Carrots, spiralized, juilienned or shredded in a food processor
    3 cloves Garlic, minced
    10 oz jar sliced Mushrooms
    1 can (15 oz) Tomato Sauce, no salt added
    1 can (15 oz) Diced Tomatoes, no salt added - DO NOT DRAIN
    2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
    2 Tbsp Flaxmeal
    1 Tbsp dried Basil
    1 Tbsp dried Parsley
    Salt & Pepper to taste
    Nutritional Yeast (optional)
    Crushed Red Pepper flakes (optional)

    Saute onion and bell pepper in oil until translucent. Add zucchini, carrots and garlic and saute for about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients and heat through. Serve immediately with a sprinkling of nutritional yeast and red pepper flakes.
  • AustinRuadhainAustinRuadhain Posts: 387Member, Premium Member Posts: 387Member, Premium Member
    One of my go-to cookbooks is THE PASSIONATE VEGETARIAN. It's huge and packed full of creative and well-tested recipes: http://a.co/7KgJijY

    You also might try vietnamese spring rolls. Here's a recipe (but note that you can make these with any number of things, whatever's fresh): http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/vegetarian-fresh-spring-rolls-44177
    edited July 17
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