God, I GAINED a ton of weight because I was hanging out with my friend who was moving to Montreal for school all the time and we just ate shitty fast food.
Any tips on good vegetarian food that's going to help me lose it but also tastes decent?
The obvious answer from me is home-made curry. Mixed vegetables chopped or processed to be very small (make sure it has something like chickpeas in it for added protein.)
Home made has less salt, sugar and fat than the take-away equivalent but can taste better because it is possible to adjust the blend of spices to taste. Also remember that it’s important to take your time to chew food so that your body can adjust to feeling full. Seems counterintuitive for curry because you wouldn’t think there is much to chew but simply savouring a good tasting curry should be enough to ensure you do.
A good tasting spice blend for me is approximately:
1 teaspoon of dried chillies
¼ teaspoon of ground ginger
2 teaspoons of ground coriander
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
1 teaspoon of ground paprika
½ teaspoon of ground turmeric
This is probably not great tasting for everyone but as a person that would not willingly eat the same vegetables unseasoned, it is something I can eat several times a week (it beats cheap curry powder anyway). I usually eat curry with a small portion of whole grain rice that I flavour with a blend of Cinnamon,turmeric, paprika, cloves, cardamoms & bay-leaves. Garlic, onion, a small amount of margarine and vegetable stock also go in.