The Former Weight Loss Thread

lauraska's picture

Okay, so it doesn't seem like anyone's really into the old-school weight loss thread, and I don't want anyone to feel pressured...plus I don't really want to be the only one talking about how much weight I've lost. Soooo...how about I just pose a weekly question about health and wellness and at least we can swap ideas and support, without feeling like we have to give some sort of report each week. We'll rename this thread, the Wellness Thread!

This week's question(s) - What is your favorite healthy food to eat? And what is your least favorite? And why?

I like lots of different kinds of vegetables, but I really enjoy fresh green beans the most. There's something about prepping fresh string beans for a meal that makes me enjoy them even more. I don't like beets, yet I always try them every couple of years just to see if maybe I've matured into liking them or something. Nope...not yet.

Becky's picture

My current favorite healthy

My current favorite healthy food is quinoa. It's a high-protein supergrain and is both inexpensive and versatile. We cook it up with whatever veggies and spices are on hand and eat it in a bowl as a warming comfort food. Eric invented a version with sofrito, which is really tasty, and it's also good with curry powder.

Least favorite is probably tomatoes. It's a texture thing--they are just too slimy and seedy.

Yeah, beets. I eat them when they come in the Greensgrow CSA but don't go out of my way to seek them out. They're not bad on the grill, but if you eat too many your pee turns orange. I freaked out last year and thought I had a horrible disease. disgust

nhb's picture

my favorite healthy food is

my favorite healthy food is salads, with lots of different types of greens, especially fresh spinach. my least favorite healthy food is brown rice, and i try it over & over, various ways and still don't like it too much.

Larry99's picture

among other things, I love

among other things, I love hearty leafy greens like swiss chard, collard greens or even spinach sautee'd in fresh garlic and olive oil, then a little kosher salt at the end... serve them up with a glass of white wine and some bread to sop up the olive oil and I'm in heaven. If you get the beets from greensgrow NEVER throw away the leaves. Wash those babys up and saute them. They are delishious and incredibly healthy for you.

dan's picture

I love big salads with lots

I love big salads with lots of different vegetables, but hate making them.

lauraska's picture

Becky wrote:My current

Becky wrote:

My current favorite healthy food is quinoa.

Three cheers for quinoa! Martha Stewart's website has a really great recipe for a warm salad with quinoa, spinach, roasted portabellos, and either feta or goat cheese. It is YUM. A total health comfort food...if those even exist.

rtsaidred's picture

Favorite healthy food is

Favorite healthy food is edamame. Yummy and good for you.

dan's picture

I suppose a cheesesteak with

I suppose a cheesesteak with a multivitamin doesn't count.

athrahans's picture

I love spinach. I HATE

I love spinach.
I HATE bananas. Yuck! I hate the smell and the texture. I generally can't even be around someone eating a banana. I just hold my nose when I am cutting them up for my daughter.

rtsaidred's picture

Oh, forgot what to say I

Oh, forgot what to say I hate. I HATE brussel spouts. They gag me.

Larry99's picture

oooo, I love edemame

oooo, I love edemame too!

try sliced beets with belgian endive, walnuts and blue cheese. and a drizzle of honey. makes a fantastic winter salad

ever try grilled brussel sprouts? grill them then toss 'em with salt and olive oil. they're addictive like peanuts or potato chips.

rtsaidred's picture

Larry99 wrote:oooo, I love

Larry99 wrote:

oooo, I love edemame too!

try sliced beets with belgian endive, walnuts and blue cheese. and a drizzle of honey. makes a fantastic winter salad

ever try grilled brussel sprouts? grill them then toss 'em with salt and olive oil. they're addictive like peanuts or potato chips.

The beet salad sounds delish. I'm going to try that.

And, just for you Larry, I'm going to grill some brussel sprouts and try 'em one more time.

MichelleLynn's picture

I really love Hummus, esp.

I really love Hummus, esp. Bobbi's, Tabouli and Falafel as well.. Not sure how healthy they are, I bake them instead if frying and I use them in salds like you would use chicken..
My husband HATES falafel, thinks they taste like dirt,, :)
I hate zucchinni! (think I spelled it wrong and I hate it too much to even spell check)

We both started "dieting" last monday,, so 12 days into it I lost 5 pounds and he lost 14!! I swear all he did was stop drinking Pepsi, I feel like that irritated cartoon lady on that slim quick commercial!!

Still learning how to cook better meals, I am such an order a pizza kind of person!!

I did get a used tread mill on craigs list for $40.00 though, so it is a start, again...

Becky's picture

MichelleLynn wrote:I really

MichelleLynn wrote:

I really love Hummus, esp. Bobbi's

Bobbi is my hero.

lauraska's picture

I love hummus too! I'm

I love hummus too! I'm obsessed with this place in Center City, called Mama's. They have great falafel, too, but I usually just get the salad platter, which has a huge serving of hummus, a heap of cucumber, tomatoes, and the best pickled cabbage I've ever tasted. And if you ask, they'll give you a little bit of this eggplant salad that is...yummmmmm! Plus a pita...THE BEST.

c12arts's picture

Edamame with a touch of

Edamame with a touch of sesame oil,sesame seeds, and kosher salt..yum! Sauteed kale w/ garlic, and brussel sprouts. Least favorite yellow and green squash.

Larry99's picture

bobbi's hummus

bobbi's hummus rules!

rtsaidred wrote:

And, just for you Larry, I'm going to grill some brussel sprouts and try 'em one more time.

forgot to tell you, you need to par-boil them first in salted water. if they are really big cut them in half before grilling.

rtsaidred's picture

Larry99 wrote:bobbi's hummus

Larry99 wrote:

bobbi's hummus rules!

rtsaidred wrote:

And, just for you Larry, I'm going to grill some brussel sprouts and try 'em one more time.

forgot to tell you, you need to par-boil them first in salted water. if they are really big cut them in half before grilling.

duly noted.