Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Best Fresh Vegetable Substitutes

Let's face it, fresh vegetables are not always looking their best at the grocery store, and if our of season they are ridiculous in price. You can't just stop eating your vegetables, what would your mother say?

I've come accross two fresh vegetable substitutes, and they are quite possibly the next best thing, and with NO prep time.

1. Pacific Shores - Stir Fry Vegetables

What's in them? Chinese pea pods, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, green soybeans, water chestnuts, carrots, and mushrooms.

What a blend, especially for a stir fry (hence the name.) I got them at Trader Joe's but I'm sure they are also available at other whole food store type places.

Per serving = 7g of carbohydrates, 10g of protein and 45 calories

2. Acme Brand - Fiesta Blend Vegetables

What's in them? broccoli, carrots, white beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, Italian style green beans, and red peppers.

Vegetables with a twist, so tasty in so many ways. A nice variety to get away from just eating broccoli.

Per serving = 10g of carbohydrates, 3g of protein, and 60 calories

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