I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I find an answer. You should email the people at Dukan Diet as they probably know..
I use a lot of peppers - boil them before adding to the dinner. I also love a sliced tomato. Another fav is mushrooms and onions sauteed in oil...
Have you tried broccoli rabe (rapini) with garlic and olive oil? I've had to cut way down on the amount of olive oil I use, but it turned out well. If you haven't tried it before, it can be a little bitter, but I kind of like it that way. I went to the store today and bought brussels sprouts and fresh green beans. I'm going to steam the green beans with slivered carrots for a little visual interest. I also like baby bok choy, with very little oil and a few drops of soy sauce...
Roasted veggies have been my life saver and I recently tried roasted brussel sprouts sure that I would hate them but now I have them all the time!.
Here's what I do with them:.
Toaster oven heated to 400 degrees.
Coat veggies of choice with olive oil and seasonings.
Heat 15 min, turn, heat another 15 min.
Presto! Super tasty veggies..
Thanks for the great ideas. Going to try them. keep em coming..
Call me boring, but I got sick of salads soooo fast.
Instead, I've been cutting up green peppers, celery, and cucumbers, along with baby carrots, and muching on those raw with a fat free sour cream dip......
Mix 1 tbs dijon mustard with 1 tbs balsamic vinegar as a sauce for your veggies..
Also: Mix together 1/4 tsp sugar (or splenda - but I used sugar) with 1 tbs balsamic vinegar. Take veggie of your choice and once cooked, re-heat in skillet adding above mixture. heat until reduced and veggies are glazed...
I have started having cucumber instead of salad but I will prob get tired of that tooi've heard some use raspberry vinegar others use balsamic...whats the difference?..
Red wine vinegar and cracked pepper sprinkled on sliced cucumbers is really tasty. And I don't know if any of you are familiar with Penzey's Spices (I LOVE them!), but they have some great mixes like "Fox Point"-I sprinkle it on broccoli & cauliflower, put them in a ziploc/glad plastic container and microwave for 3 minutes-YUM! Hope that helps a bit!..
I've never heard of Penzey's Spices. You sprinkle before you steam the veggies....hmmm. I usually sprinkle mrs dash after I steam, gonna see if before makes a difference. what do you all know about roasting veggies? What are good to roast, what temp how long?..
If you like to cook, going into a Penzey's Store is like a kid in a candy store! If they don't have a store near you their website is great too. Going to the store is nice though because they have apocothery type jars for each spice so you can smell them...mmmm. I like their packaging too-they sell refills in bags so you don't have to pay for the jar everytime. Sorry to go on and on about them-I swear they didn't pay me! I just love them!..
Asparagus has been on sale at Ralphs for .99 cent a pound, so I have been roasting that with a serving of olive oil, lite salt and garlic powder..
I also like snow peas sauteed in minced garlic and a bit of light soy sauce..
For salad alternative, I usually buy a big bag of cabbage salad, put it in a Tupperware and add my own dressing to it in the morning. Shake well and let in sit in the fridge until lunch. Shake again and enjoy. Kick it up with a little cayenne pepper of pineapple..
The Madras curry powder I mentioned in the chicken salad recipe is great for a traditional Indian cauliflower recipe that can be tweaked to be Dukan Diet friendly..
I also just learned last night that cauliflower and broccoli are Italian variations on cabbage. They selectively bread it because they liked the flowers. Thank you Alton Brown...
I can get really bored with salads, too, so I tried this and it was really good.....I cut up some eggplant, red and orange peppers, cucumbers, mushrooms, and onion and put them in a baking dish. Then I sprayed with Pam, sprinkled with a small amount of salt and pepper, added dill, and baked for abour 10 minutes. At the end, I added 1 oz. of the fat free shredded cheddar cheese (1 protein) and put it back in to toast up. It was really quite good!..
I read on an earlier post about adding diced tomatoes to pasta dishes. That would help make the main dish more filling and count as a veggie. And of course a small low sodium can of V8 is a quick fix for veggies!!..
If it's just in vinegar it is probably ok. if it has a lot of sodium you probably don't want to be eating it...
I make soup with chicken broth, V8, canned diced tomatos, and slurry of cooked frozen veggies that I've chopped in the food processor. Sometimes I'll add a spoon full of fat free sour cream when It's in my bowl...
I LOVE PENZEY'S...check out their website. If you're lucky they'll have a store near you!..
Chop up cucumbers (and add tomatoes, bell pepper, carrot, etc, if desired) and marinate a couple hours in vinegar (apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar are awesome) and spices - YUM! I chop it up one night, and have it the next night as my salad..
I also have some of the Lawry's marinades, like the tequila lime. Low in calories and fat-free. I treat them as you would a fat-free salad dressing. Chop up yellow squash & zucchini & eggplant, whatever I want - throw it in a skillet prepped with olive oil spray and cook - adding the marinade toward the end. Yum! Also works with a fat-free salad dressing, like sesame ginger soy from Trader Joe's..
Sautee mushrooms and serve on a bed of herb greens..
Cooked spinach is awesome added to the mushroom risotta...
You can also take a zucchini, cut it in half lengthwise, hollow it out a little and fill the cavity with chopped vegetables such as bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, etc. Top with some italian dressing (either fat free or low fat - count it as you normally would) Sprinkle with some low fat cheese (your choice - and again counts as protein) Wrap in foil. Bake until zucchini is tender. Unwrap and brown top lightly...
I have been using this combo:.
All the mushrooms I can find (I believe they are on the free salad veggie list).
In a pan with chicken stock, itialian seasoning, and maybe a tbsp of red wine. dont forget a dash of red pepper flakes!..
OMG thank you so much for posting about lawrie's tequila lime! I hadn't even checked that, but that sounds AWESOME. I have some in the fridge now. I could grill some chicken with that and cut it up and have it for a few days as my protein! Thank you thank you!..
I fell the same about what to add withmy meals. I am getting lots of help by reading all of the relys. Thanks I going on my second week..