Skip to main content

Who hates to eat veggies?

But Mommy says veggies are good for us.

Well, mommies (and Nutritionists!) are right!

Vegetables contain fibre (which helps regularity in bowel movements and great for handling your cholesterol level) and good sources of vitamins to aid physiological functions.  Fibre  is so important, particularly with all the processed foods these days. Many simply aren't getting the fiber they need.

Some, particularly children, might have a love-hate relationship with vegetables. Vegetables feels tasteless (or even yucky!) And most might just force-eat it in need for its nutritiousness.

How do you boost veggies intake?How to  get your kids AND your family to eat their greens?

The trick is (and what often works!) is finding a way to eat vegetables without feeling like you’re doing it. So how does that work?

1. Sneak in your veggies! Make your shepherd's pies like normal, but use pureed cauliflower in addition to cheese.

2. Make smoothies using spinach. Spinach adds no flavor to your smoothie so it won't interfere with the flavour.  Strawberry and banana smoothie adding spinach adds lots of nutrients. You can hide the green color by also including the berries family -  blueberries, strawberries or raspberries.

3. Make muffins using shredded carrots in the batter.

4. Egg can hide vegetables. Chop your vegetables up and add them to scrambled eggs and omelets. It gives that crunchy feel to your breakfast.

5. Vegetables in your fruit juice. Add celery and mint to your fruit juice. The mint will mask the taste of celery.

6. Hide the veggies under the sauces of pizza.

7. Lasagna and casseroles are great dishes for hiding veggies. Chop them up small and add them to the sauce.

8. Make mashed potatoes using cauliflower instead of potatoes.

9. Add 1/2 cup of cooked beets or spinach to a recipe for brownies or chocolate cake. 

10. "Red velvet pancake"? Use mashed cooked beets in the batter. Trick em!

11. Bake  veggie chips from sweet potato, beets, carrots or kale.

12. Vege burgers? Chop spinach and hide it to your pattie. It makes it so much juicier!

Well, there you go....creative ways of sneaking in health!


Yours in health, wellness and beauty always,
Dee Dee Mahmood



Dee Dee Mahmood, multi award winning Celebrity Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist, is the Academic Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University Australia. Her PhD research on obesity was chosen for its impact on obesity in Asia and was accepted and presented at the President's Cup Award, American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Annual Meeting in Tacoma, Washington. Ambassadors to brands like Reebok, Norwegian Seafood Council and Celebrity Beaute, this TEDX  Speaker has several signature community programs to her name, Fat2Fit Asia and Walking Football for Health Asia. She conducts  synergy on community and corporate health and research collaborations internationally. Dee Dee has just been appointed the International Scientific Committee and International Ambassador for the World Conference on Exercise Medicine, supported by World Health Organisation (WHO).

Read more:

http://iamdeedeemahmood.blogspot.sg/2017/10/i-am-dee-dee-mahmood.html





Comments

Popular posts from this blog

I Am Dee Dee Mahmood

Profile Updated 20 Nov 2018
Dee Dee MOVES the community!


Dee Dee Mahmood, multi-award winning Celebrity Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist, TV Presenter is the Academic Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University Australia. Her PhD research on obesity was chosen for its impact on obesity in Asia and was accepted and presented at the President's Cup Award, American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Annual Meeting in Tacoma, Washington. Ambassadors to brands like Reebok, Norwegian Seafood Council, this Golden Key Honour Society Scholar and TEDX  Speaker has several signature community fitness programmes to her name, Fat2Fit Asia and Walking Football4Health Asia. This media darling conducts  synergy on community and corporate health and research collaborations internationally.
More...

Dee Dee Mahmood,an international multi-award-winning Celebrity Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist, TV Presenter is currently the Academic Adjunct Senior Lecturer (International Collaborations) wi…
What to do when you have a "Simpul Biawak"  or Leg Muscle Cramps


Simpul biawak or leg muscle cramps happen when your muscle  contracts on its own involuntarily resulting in a spasm. 









Why do I get cramps? It is because of any of the following reasons:  -  your muscles are tired  - your muscles are overused -  your body is dehydrated - you lost much pottassium and magnesium affecting the way your muscles work - if you are 65 or older - you are at higher risk  to get muscle cramps - you have any of these conditions - diabetes or hypothyroidism - athletes performing in a high intensity, long duration sports
What to do? Immediately stop the activity that triggers the cramp.  - Dont go against the cramps. - Breathe gently through your nose and exhale through your mouth. - Lightly stretch the muscles following the directions of the cramp and once cramps has subsided, stretch slowly against it.  - Only lightly massage the area while stretching it.  - Keep the area warm. Apply heat pad…

The Truth about Norwegian Salmon

I was asked the other day - how safe is Norwegian salmon for consumption?  Farmed salmon  against wild salmon? The Truth About Norwegian Farm-Raised Salmon
Here's the facts about farm-raised salmon. Do you know that Norway is the second-largest exporter of seafood? Thus it is not only extremely important  for Norway to  safeguard its environment and fish stocks for its economy - the future and sustainability - it is their priority.  The Norwegian aquaculture industry has set the standard for high-quality and safe farmed salmon.
Looking at the quality of the fish stock of Norwegian Salmon: First year of their life, norwegian salmon spends in the safety of a hatchery tank on land until they are large and strong enough for life at sea.  Maximum freedom to grow and no overcrowding -Checked! The salmon are thereafter carefully transferred to spacious, protected ocean pens that allow maximum freedom for growth. The Norwegian law requires that salmon make up less than 2.5% of an aquacultur…