What is your paleo vegetable strategy?

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How often do you eat vegetables? Do you have prefered vegetables? Do you avoid some and why?

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on June 01, 2011
at 11:23 AM

I usually eat them twice a day- at lunch and dinner, sometimes the odd veggie omelette for breakfast. I don't really avoid any; I eat a lot of brussel sprouts roasted with bacon, sweet potatoes a couple times a week, salad for lunch a few times a week, broccoli, asparagus, and/or green leafies are usually in the rotation.


on June 02, 2011
at 03:54 AM

I am a veggie lover, and eat low sugar veggies at pretty much every meal, with plenty of animal proteins and fats. I find that I feel less satisfied with a low veggie meal. I try to eat vegetables that are in season where I live(right now I'm eating so much delicious asparagus-in bacon fat, topped with a beautiful egg, over easy, laid within the last hour..but I digress!), and therefore, generally more affordable(and have less of a footprint). A lot of people on this site seem to feel that vegetables have little to no nutritional value, and I really don't agree. Nora Gedgaudas talks about the increased need for vegetables in our modern day diets, and I really resonate with that, even if I really do feel the need for a lot more protein than she advocates. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with her work, here is a link to her website:http://www.primalbody-primalmind.com/


on June 01, 2011
at 01:51 PM

I eat about 2-3 "servings" of veggies a day on my VLC diet. Usually it's a sauteed. Dark leafy green like kale or spinach, asparagus or a cruciferous veggie like broccoli or cabbage. Though, once a week or so my Body will just scream for a lot more and I'll have a giant bowl of salad with lots of paleo goodies in it.



on June 01, 2011
at 08:06 AM

I use vegetables to flavor my food.



on June 01, 2011
at 06:46 AM


If I'm trying to keep it low carb (like off days), I might get 1000 - 2000 grams of veggies a day (35-70 oz) to keep my self full. Great veggies for low carbing are broccoli and cauliflower, usually I eat mine steamed or boiled & blended into a soup. Tip: add whole boiled eggs with chicken broth-boiled cauliflower, coconut milk and some of the broth to a blender, and you got a thick and creamy soup, that will keep you full!

During the winter I ate a lot of white cabbage, stir fried with onions, mushrooms and shrimp and coconut milk and SPICES! A great warm & spicy stew-type winter food.

I also like carrots, they can a little carby - if you're trying to keep it VLC <50 - but I try to fit in 2-3 medium size organic carrots almost every day. I also enjoy tomatoes. I used to eat raw & non-additive & unpasteurized sauerkraut every other day (I sort of discovered it a while ago and got hooked), but not so much anymore, I probably eat it about once or twice a week, it's good for your gut - and it goes especially well with certain foods like lamb sausages.

On workout days I eat also tubers, but still about 1000 grams worth of non-starch vegetables.


on June 01, 2011
at 06:49 PM

Crunchy, and green and leafy, with most lunches and dinners.



on June 01, 2011
at 01:44 PM

I eat lots of vegetables! It's so fun to experiment with weird veggies and new recipes. I don't really have any that are "off limits" but I definitely prefer greens and non-starchy veggies.



on June 01, 2011
at 01:09 PM

I eat plant matter everyday.

lunch is meat and some kind of starch: sweet potato or squash.

Dinner is white potato with non-starchy veg like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, fennel bulb, carrots, etc.



on June 01, 2011
at 01:08 PM

asparagus, Brussel sprouts, broccoli are all things I constantly crave for some reason! These are my staples but occasionally add in artichokes, a squash of some kind or another and zuchhini (for zoodles) all from fresh of course!!

I'm usually at about 40-50g per day because my body seems to need them.

I rarely eat potatoes of any kind but if I have to (because Im out or invited for dinner) I eat it as my cheat so I dont feel bad about it.


on June 01, 2011
at 11:49 AM

I don't eat many... generally because of what is practical. VEggies go bad very fast in my place, as I sometimes buy and then have no time/liking to cook any... So I have frozen broccoli and cauliflower, spinach, kale and okra as at least they don't go bad when I have no time to use them. I buy some lettuce once in a while or root veggies for a nice roasted dinner. I may go days without any veggies. Sometimes I will take fruit instead :)



on June 01, 2011
at 09:21 AM

I make a big batch of piperade. It keeps well in the fridge and is perfect for omelets, served side with white fish or salmon. And you can use it as base to create great ratatouille. I use it with steamed broccoli etc also.

Often i make sous vide turnips with butter, its amazing how much better this is compared to traditional. That with sous vide salmon at 42C is my favorite meal.



on June 01, 2011
at 08:52 AM

I eat all sorts of veg every day.

Lunch is often a salad (easy to put together for work) and will have lettuce/leaves of some description, tomato, two or more colours of pepper, mushroom, carrot, cucumber, 1/2 avocado (sometimes a whole one depending on size). Throw in some chunks of butter, meat or fish and either olive oil or coconut oil and it keeps you going.

Main meal could be anything but would typically include one or more of broccoli (love it), roast parsnip, buttered swede, carrots, spinach, cabbage, butternut squash, roast peppers or, occasionally, green/runner beans.

Other veg crop up from time to time (apologies for the dreadful pun :), such as asparagus, and even peas or corn-on-the-cob. I am, alas, at the vagaries of my wife who does the shopping and most of the cooking and is definitely not paleo.

Just waiting for our own tomatoes and carrots to appear now :)



on June 01, 2011
at 08:07 AM

I avoid pumpkin now....i love it but it doesnt sit well in my gut..... i used to be fine eating it, but since going paleo it goes straight through me!!!

anyone else have this problem?or know why this happens?

love broccoli and tomato paste..... and occasionally sweet potato if im needing that carb fix!yum!



on June 01, 2011
at 05:53 PM

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