Monday, February 4, 2013

Quick Vegetables

Our national diet is sorely lacking in eating vegetables. We are  fast paced and impatient and expect quick eats, and unfortunately vegetables takes a back seat to all other food groups for ourselves and our children. Yet, veggies should be a number one staple in our diet. 

While at Costco, my husband, who frequents the place on his way home from work, saw these frozen bags of veggies.

There are several reasons why I like these bags of vegetables rather than the ones in the supermarkets. I like that they are organic, and don't cost too much. The size is great, because I take it as an opportunity to make more veggies per meal. Whether I buy fresh or frozen I usually don't buy large quantities of vegetables, so these large bags have convinced me to make more vegetables daily. They are fast and easy to cook and everybody seems to like them. 

With the stir fry vegetables, I add a little of this chinese sauce for taste toward the end of cooking. The kids love it. I bought it at Vons grocery store.

This is what it looks like after I stir fry the veggies:

Add your favorite meat on the side for a great dish

These are chicken apple sausages BBQ'd. The kids like a little mustard to dip them in. These sausages are 130 calories per link and have 13 g of fat . It's not bad considering that the vegetables with the sauce will not put the fat or calories above your limit.

Dinner doesn't have to be extravagant. Eat like a pauper at night and save yourself some grief over having to stay in the kitchen for more than 30 minutes. But don't sacrifice a quick and easy and inexpensive meal for a drive thru fast fat food place. It's not worth it around your waist or wallet. 

This is another example of how I make a quick, low fat meal for myself. BBQ'd chicken breast with stir fry vegetables and Culinary Circle sauce.

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