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!