Tuesday, March 25, 2008
VEGETABLES; OFTEN IT TAKES MORE CALORIES TO BURN THEM, THEN THEY CONTAIN!
CAULIFLOWER - steamed; seasoned with a bit of basil and thyme; low-fat "I Can't Believe It's Butter" - yummy!
CAULIFLOWER - raw; replace potato chips - a light sprinkle of Kosher salt; a wee bit of celery salt - low calorie and good!
CARROTS - raw! Celery - raw! Put a dab of peanut butter on that celery - good! Dip celery into cottage cheese - great!
Asparagus; I like only the young ones, or the tips! Pickeled - great! Steamed - a bit of basil and thyme; a dab of celery salt - good! Mix chilled steamed asparagus with sliced beets, and pile it on fresh spinach leaves - spinkle feta cheese over it - delicious!
I love ARTICHOKES - packed in WATER. Pile on any salad - great! Use BAMBOO SHOOTS generously on any salad - low, low calories! I love BEETS - pickled as a 'side dish'; COOKED - or even from the CAN - super with SALMON.
BROCCOLI, BRUSSEL SPROUTS, AND CABBAGE - bring them 'on' - ALL OF THEM AT THE SAME MEAL - most of the time I eat vegetarian, so piles and piles of these with SWEET POTATOES, and I'm a 'happer camper'.
I LOVE CUCUMBER AND ONIONS - SLICED; A BIT OF VINEGAR MIXED WITH CELERY SEED; LEMON PEPPER, AND DILUTED WITH WHITE WINE - LET THEM SIT OVER-NIGHT; SUPER-TASTY!
Make up your favorite CAESAR SALAD - many of the links I've put here, will give you a variety of recipes for that; check them out (or use the one you already like to make).
SPINACH AND MUSTARD GREENS - GET THEM FROZEN; MIX THEM UP, and add some RED ONION as a 'topping' (or mix the slender sliced rings in) - skip the bacon-bits if you want to save on the calories. Lots of coarse-ground BLACK PEPPER is all I use to 'season' this with.
RADISHES, RADISHES - slice and get that 'potato-chip' crunch; leave whole, and feel the great crunch and pop of a LOW-CALORIE food that's great for you!
ZUCCHINI - sliced thin; RAW - mix with yogurt that's had a bit of cider vinegar added (about 1 to 2 T.). You can also add some sliced RED ONION to this; a bit of celery salt - love it! STEAMED ZUCCHINI - a tiny bit of basil and thyme for seasoning; a dab of that butter (this time use the real stuff) or a spray of OLIVE OIL (yes, they now have it in a spray can).
MAKE UP CABBAGE SOUP - the links give you lots of recipes for this; I have my own - no doubt, you've made it too - serve that at least THREE TIMES A WEEK...great for the waist-line.