If you snack on veggies... or have veggie sides.

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Post  Mon, Aug 05 2019, 9:58 pm
When do you prep them? I would love a veggie platter on my table every day. For me celery takes time to clean and check. What else can I prep and how many days would it last after cut or opened?

Also when do you prep sides for dinners that are healthy and easy? Some ideas? Like salad takes too much time for me even if its just an israeli salad. Tonight we just had pancakes for dinner and I mourned the lack of vegetables. Which veggies are acceptable to your kids as sides?

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Post  Mon, Aug 05 2019, 10:04 pm
Baby carrots are good to go! Cut up peppers (or the mini ones . They're so sweet), cut up cucumbers, grape tomatoes.
For veggie sides- 1) B'Gan frozen cauliflower, straight in a pan with oil, salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, turmeric, and pop into the oven. 2) B'Gan frozen broccoli, straight onto a pan and pour hot n spicy duck sauce over top, pop into the oven 3)the tiny little potatos (or red potatos) scrubbed clean. Put in pan with oil, salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, and bake. 4)green beans- put into boiling water for 3 minutes and then transfer to ice water. Bake for a few min with oil, salt, pepper, garlic cubes
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Post  Mon, Aug 05 2019, 10:25 pm
Most nights before I go to bed I cut up a bunch of vegetables (usually carrot, cucumber and peppers, sometimes, snow peas, cherry tomatoes, baby corn) that we use for making school lunches the next morning, whatever is left, I pack for my husband and snack on myself.

For dinner I often do some sort of roast vegetables. Or veggies are included in the dish - like stir fry.
But if I’m doing a lazy dinner I’ll just cut up a plate of vegetables. Doesn’t take long.
Or my kids love frozen peas, I just pour boiling water over them before serving.
Corn on the cobb is also easy.
Sometimes my kids get in the mood of making salad - I don’t complain Wink
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Post  Mon, Aug 05 2019, 10:32 pm
I almost always have sliced peppers and cucumbers ready to go with every meal. Sometimes snap peas or baby carrots when the price is right.
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Post  Mon, Aug 05 2019, 10:38 pm
I don't do vegetables that take time to check. But if you actually like celery, it lasts, so check a bunch and cut and slice on Sunday or whenever you have time.

No check veggies I like: cherry tomatoes (wash and eat), peppers (wash and slice, or just bite into it like an apple), cucumbers (takes a sec to cut up), pickles, (no washing nec), and lots of canned veggies - baby corn, green beans, etc

For dinner, I used to always bake a frozen bag of cauliflower or broccoli, but now I make salads occasionally - nothing fancy, based on ready-pac and any of the aforementioned vegetables.
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Post  Mon, Aug 05 2019, 11:23 pm
Dr pragers broccoli littles - my kids loved them!
Mini sweet peppers are easy and delicious.
A lot of days I just put out cut up cucumber, peppers, grape tomatoes and baby carrots with some ketchup-mayo and my kids love them to snack on or as a side to supper
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Post  Tue, Aug 06 2019, 1:05 am
Celery is buggy?
I don’t check sweet ( beyond a quick glance) potatoes, squash, zucchini, green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers and they are all quick and easy to prepare
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Post  Tue, Aug 06 2019, 1:11 am
How are you supposed to check celery?
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Post  Tue, Aug 06 2019, 2:07 am
Yeah I don't understand checking celery
But for a salad like Israeli you can buy those vegetable choppers. Takes a minute to cut a whole salad.
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Post  Tue, Aug 06 2019, 8:27 am
People are careful about leafminers. I'm trying to find official info on how to check.
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Post  Tue, Aug 06 2019, 8:46 am
Every Thursday night I dice veggies and it lasts until Tuesday
I take the big round deli containers
The secret is I place a folded paper towel on the bottom. Also with tomatoes and cucumbers I remove all the seeds
I make 1 container of each diced, each seperate
Red peppers
Yellow peppers
Orange peppers
Green peppers

I also do thinly sliced onion in a baggies sprinkled with salt so that it starts to wilt it’s much milder

Black olives- you just open the can
Baby carrots are ready to go
Baby tomato ready to go
Celery - if you take a slightly damp paper towel and wrap them after they are clean they last.

Sides- roast in the oven. Even fresh string beans I roast them no need to boil first.
Usually it’s frozen veg in a high temp oven
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