Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
Helen
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Experiments with veg

I can only lose weight if I cut down on potatoes, bread and rice and lockdown has not done good things to my waistline, so I need to take action. But reducing the carbs means finding something else to replace them. Some years ago I was keeping my weight under control really well by eating a lot of broccoli and cauliflower along with peas, sweetcorn and carrots. However, my digestive system wasn't happy and so when I discovered FODMAPS and removed broccoli, cabbage, sprouts and cauliflower from my diet, I slipped into bad ways again.

So last week I bought bok choy, sweet potatoes and curly kale. These are vegetables that I don't usually buy. In fact to tell the truth, I don't think I've ever bought them before. The sweet potatoes proved perfectly acceptable in soup. I will try them cooked in other ways to add as a veg to eat with dinner. The bok choy was also very successful. I added it to a Chinese-style stir fry and my husband ate it happily. I ate the other one stir fried with a bit of ginger and soy sauce as a vegetable with dinner list night and it was very nice.

The curly kale, however, was only semi-successful. I tried a recipe for kale soup (kale & carrots) which I think is fine, but it does look rather like a pot of pond algae and G refused to even sample it. However, though I'm finding it perfectly edible, it's not outstanding and if G's not going to eat it, making a whole pack into soup creates too much soup just for me. The next step is to try kale stir fried as a side vegetable. I may also try sneaking a little bit into my home-made soups, being careful not to produce the pond algae effect. :-)
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