Ground Meat With Veggies
I started eating more veggies trying to do “Asian style” recipes (like stir fried vegetables and noodles with some sort of sauce). I would cut them in very, very small pieces (I wanted to hide them!), but put as much variety as I could (onion, carrots, bell peppers… depending on what I had in the fridge each day).
How to start enjoying vegetables
All mixed together and with the sauce I would not notice so much the vegetables flavour and started getting used to them. Note that I didn’t like most of them. I would only eat onion which was so overcooked that it would dissolve in the mouth. I would not eat bell peppers even if I was paid. My husband didn’t even like carrots! So, yes, we wore almost a lost case.
So, we started eating a lot of noodles. With chicken, mostly, and some veggies. We started changing the veggies. Increasing the amount. Trying new ones to see how it would taste. And, in some time, we were broccoli fans and onion lovers. I started doing the same to other recipes (my Bolognese, for example, is full of veggies) and we saw the benefits. Our meals were still big – but there was less pasta and less meat. Which means, less calories, even without thinking about it.
In this recipe there is no pasta and no noodles because this is a low carb version I usually make when I want to reduce a bit the calories without feeling hungry – I prefer to increase the protein, as it helps me stay full for longer. Note that I still eat fruit after a meal. I do not remove from my diet any fruits of vegetables even if they are high in carbs, because I know those also have a lot of important micronutrients. I do not follow a low carb diet, but I do opt to eat some low carb meals from time to time.
Depending on your goal and your personal requirements you can add noodles to the recipe or even rice – but I believe the first would fit better with the ground meat.
|200g ground beef|
|100g broccoli around 1/2, depending on size|
|100g red bell pepper around 1/2|
|150g onion 1 or 2 depending on size|
|3 garlic cloves|
|Ginger powder or ginger root|
|Sugar just a bit for flavour|