So now I'm cruising through my first week of the six months of monitored nutrition. My NUT set some nice, clear guidelines for eating. It all seemed perfectly reasonable sitting in her office. But now that the rubber hits the road, I'm having trouble with meeting the vegetable quota. She wants me to have 1 1/2 to 2 cups of non-carb veggies at lunch and dinner everyday. Since I had my gallbladder out 20 years ago, I have had issues with vegetables. It took about fifteen years for my chronic pain and dumping to be diagnosed as bile salt diarrhea. I have had trouble digesting most raw vegetables and some cooked vegetables. Salads do not work for me. I have been trying different things to hit my mark on veggies. (Note to self: a whole can of spinach at dinner is a bad, bad idea.)
I posted my problem on the boards here and V8 juice was suggested as an alternative. I hope that works. I could totally do that. Next time I go to the store, I'm going to grab some. But for tonight, I have a refrigerator full of random veggies to deal with. So I got inspired to make some nice vegetable soup. I put some random veggies on to a low boil with broth and water. Half an hour later, I checked on it and found a nice pan of mush. Ergghh. So, now the kitchen smells like cauliflower and I don't know what to do for dinner.