I've been looking at my diet lately and trying to figure out if I eat healthy or not-so-healthy. And I'm honestly not sure.
So one of my favorite things to eat is vegetables. Good start, right? I buy about 3-4 bags of frozen veggies every week. (I heard freezing them maintains the nutrients.) That said, I don't steam them or anything like that. I will put them in the frying pan with a little olive oil, some butter (maybe a tablespoon), and cook until delicious. I top it with a sprinkling of sea salt, and that's dinner.
What's the verdict? Healthy? Unhealthy?
Yes, and no. It would really depend on what the rest of your diet is. I work in an ED it has been my experience that many of the ED providers eat like an unsupervised 10 year old on a road trip with a fist full of cash during their shift. Personally, I stop at the store on my way home and grab fresh ingredients almost daily and instead of pan frying frozen vegis I roast them in the oven. It's a bit more trouble, but I have less wasted food and I can taste the difference.ReplyDelete
I love roasted veggies too, but I like peas a lot and green beans, which don't agree with the oven as much.Delete
There is nothing wrong with what your doing. They sound easy, filling, and delicious. Convenient, which keeps you out of the fast food places because you have a very busy life.ReplyDelete
Good to know! :)Delete
Very healthy. If you have time, try the same seasonings and roast in the oven. My husband loves Brussels sprouts that way (and we both grew up hating Brussels sprouts). Also, easy enough to roast chicken thighs or something along with them.ReplyDelete
So I always heard great things about Brussels sprouts, but I have never had one I liked. I tried making them several different ways and they've always been gross to me.Delete
HEALTHY! Today I had nachos for dinner with salsa and a side of carrots with sour cream. Definitely not healthy. But I still call it a win if we eat 6 servings of fruits/veggies a day.ReplyDelete
Today was not as good. I had a vegetable casserole for dinner, which had veggies (good), but they were mixed with a can of cream of mushroom soup, shredded cheese, and topped with bread crumbs.Delete
Do you thaw/drain them before you put them in the frying pan? I eat mostly frozen vegetables too but I steam them in the bag--I imagine just pouring them frozen into a frying pan would result in a lot of watery mush...ReplyDelete
I don't thaw or drain. If you fry them long enough, it gets rid of the water. I don't mind and actually prefer soft veggies, although they get crispy in the frying pan. And sometimes slightly burned, but I sort of like that too ;)Delete