Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Loving my veggies!

That's right I am loving my veggies!  I have been eating so much more lately and it feels so good.  I also love that "most" are zero points plus.  Not long ago I discovered brussel sprouts again.  The reason I am enjoying them so much is that I had never eaten them fresh until a month or so ago.  We bought some at Costco and they are to die for!  I have eaten them 2 times this week already.  Squash is another awesome veggie.  I made the un-pasta spaghetti last night and it was so good.  A huge plate of "spaghetti" for zero points.  I steamed the spaghetti squash in the microwave for about 8 minutes, then I scooped it out with a fork.  My sauce was made with sauteed (with a little no-stick spray) onions, garlic, mushrooms, peppers, and zucchini.  I then added some spices and a can of crushed tomatoes.  My vegetable soup was made with sauteed onions, garlic, carrots, zucchini, peppers then add chicken or vegetable stock.  I added spices, chopped cabbage and some crushed tomatoes.  I simmered this for awhile and that's it!  I put it in individual serving containers and froze it for lunches.  I call this "fat lady soup" but it's just the recipe that's been in the Weight Watcher's plan for years.  It's so good!  My favorite dessert lately has been Sugar-free Jello Mousse with Fat Free Cool Whip and fresh raspberries.  It's so delicious and only 3 points plus!  Tonight I cooked some acorn squash.  It was to die for!  I haven't had it in a long time and it was so good.  I baked it in the oven for 25 minutes, cut side down in a small casserole dish with a bit of water.  When it was done I put a small amount of margarine (about a teaspoon divided into two halves) and a tablespoon of pear jam in the halves and then broiled for 5 minutes.  It was very good.  In retrospect I didn't need the margarine and jam but I thought I would try the recipe on the label on the squash.  Looking forward to more adventures with veggies in my future!


Shivonne Byrne said...

Kim - Love your blog! So glad you shared...we can be support buddies!! Keep going, and so will I. xxoo Shivonne

Kim A said...

Thank you so much Shivonne! It means a lot to me. I'm not great at this blogging thing but I do enjoy sharing ideas and challenges with others. I have a long way to go but I feel really good about it this time.