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How do you make your speed veg tasty?

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ladybirdsarelovely33 Thu 19-Apr-18 16:28:26

Plain veg doesn't do it for me but I know I need to eat more of it. If I add salt and pepper or a bit of balsamic, it just doesn't appeal enough.
Any inspiration?

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Branleuse Thu 19-Apr-18 16:42:30

sriracha sauce and a tiny bit of cheese, or nutritional yeast flakes are low cal and quite cheesy

DownInThePark Thu 19-Apr-18 21:23:33

Stir fried with soy sauce/spices of your choice, roasted or grilled.

ladybirdsarelovely33 Thu 19-Apr-18 22:58:38

Bran how do you cook the veg with those ingredients?

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Hercules12 Fri 20-Apr-18 06:46:07

I use knorr vegetable stock pot (I'm vegetarian) to make a pint of gravy, keep it in the fridge and pour a bit on the veg every day.

Joinourclub Fri 20-Apr-18 06:58:20

Stir fry with soy sauce, chilli, ginger, garlic and top with sesame seeds

Sauté with capers, pine nuts, garlic

Stir fry with Chinese Five Spice

Roast peppers, mushrooms, courgettes, aubergine, onion with chilli and garlic and balsamic

Roast carrots with cumin

Roast cauliflower with garlic

Branleuse Fri 20-Apr-18 09:11:56

i steam the veg, or use those steamfresh bags, and then i just put sriracha sauce on top and a little cheese. This is often my lunch by itself. I didnt see this was a slimming world post though, it just came up in active topics. I dont know about SW recipes, but I do do this a lot especially if im feeling a bit sluggish or heavy to up my veggie intake x

ladybirdsarelovely33 Fri 20-Apr-18 10:19:22

Lots of good ideas, thanks.
Is there anything that can be done without cooking?

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MilkyCoffeeAndSkinnySyrup Fri 20-Apr-18 23:16:38

I add Aldi "All Season" seasoning. I add it to my chips as well! Taste really good smile I think it's about 0.5 syn per tsp but I never syn it and it hasn't affected my weight loss but it's completely up to you! Schwartz have similar brand and I believe they're syn free.

Purplemond Wed 25-Apr-18 16:04:47

especially green veg i like putting a squeeze of lemon on lime over them, for convenience i have bottled lemon and lime juice too

Kezzie200 Sat 28-Apr-18 21:00:57

Brocolli. Spray with frylight. Sprinkle with pepper and salt to your own taste. Grill 10-15 minutes until cooked and a little crispy. Yum.

fromtheshires Sat 28-Apr-18 22:03:16

I find veg is better if mixed in with other ingredients in the meal. For example, if I'm making SW Spag Bol, I ensure that a third of the ingredients are speed veg so it's 'hidden' in the sauce. I know it's not practical for all scenarios but if it's hidden then it may be less of a chore for you to eat it. Yes I know it then won't be a third once the pasta is added, however those some mushrooms or grate some extra carrot into it and voila, a third speed.

If you want alternatives to cookng it though, it's pretty hard other than trying to make a low syns dressing of some sort? I don't know how easy that would be though.

madein1995 Sun 29-Apr-18 01:36:35

I chuck it in whatever meals I can to bulk it up. So chilli's, bologneses, curries, sweet and sour chicken, etc are half veg at least, makes it last further too. If I do rice I do vegetable rice - Fry the veg off, agg boiled rice, stir, 5 spice, garlic and soy sauce. I roast it in a tray with garlic salt, Spanish seasoning, basil etc to have alongside meals.

The secret is a well stocked spice cabinet! I have loads and loads and spices in my cabinet and am always experimenting, I need a bit of flavour on my veg!

memaymamo Sun 29-Apr-18 03:20:18

Dried dill is an underrated herb, and can add a really good savoury flavour to veg, esp if you mix it with an oniony seasoning.

ladybirdsarelovely33 Sun 29-Apr-18 18:12:52

Great ideas. Never heard of sriracha sauce so will hunt it out.

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Alpineflowers Tue 01-May-18 10:06:53

I love French beans (green beans).
I put them in a heavy wide pan with olive oil, pork chops, onions (halfed), mushrooms, rosemary and garlic. Sometimes add whole fresh tomatoes. Quick and easy.
Or brown it all and roast in the oven and add in whole onions in the skins (with a drizzle of oil) . Also the garlic in the skins.

OwlinaTree Tue 01-May-18 22:20:14

I usually have steamed or boiled veg with a blob of extra light or gravy.

OwlinaTree Tue 01-May-18 22:20:35

Extra light mayo sorry.

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