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When eating, as a bodybuilder who wants to gain muscle you will need to make sure that you are always getting vegetables into your diet. There are many advantages of eating vegetables on a regular basis. From increasing the alkalinity of your blood to adding good quality fiber to your diet are only two of the many advantages of eating vegetables.
If you find that you are getting a bit bored of preparing vegetables on a regular basis then you should seriously consider expanding your definition of what a vegetable is. The basics like cauliflower; broccoli, asparagus, lettuce and celery are only the basics that can be expanded upon.
It is with the addition of vegetables like mushroom, cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, peppers, zucchini, Bok choy, bean sprouts, carrots baby corn and snow peas that will increase your choices that you have on what vegetables you can cook.
Stir-frying will use slightly less calories than normal frying will, but that will also depend on whether you use simple spray and cook or olive oil or canola oil when you are frying. Below you will see two stir-fry suggestions that you could easily make up by steaming if you are on a calorie restricted diet.
2 cups chopped broccoli
Half cup chopped onion
2 stalks celery
2 cups sliced mushrooms
Half cup low sodium beef broth
2 tbspn low sodium soy sauce
Sprinkle of ginger to taste
1 small packet of sweetener
2 cups broccoli spears
1 cup chopped bok choy
1 cup bean sprouts
1 cup sliced zucchini
Half cup low sodium broth
1 tbspn soy sauce
1 tbspn vinegar
1 small packet sweetener
Garlic and onion powder to taste.
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