Friday, June 02, 2006

Veggies!

The weight loss word of the day is VEGGIES! That's right. Just like your mom used to tell you: Eat your veggies. Most veggies are loaded with vitamins and fiber and are usually low calorie.

But don't smother them in sauce or cream. That just adds fat and smothers their natural taste. Try them steamed or grilled, seasoned with red pepper flakes or seasoning salt. Combine several that have different colors to create a colorful and healthy side on your plate.

In buying veggies, remember that fresh is best, but frozen is good, too.

Here's a quick and delicious veggie recipe.

Tech's Rainbow Veggie Mix

1 large yellow squash cut into 1/4 inch slices
1/2 bag of frozen okra
1 large tomato chopped
1/2 bag of frozen broccoli
1 sliced red pepper with seeds removed
1 cup of baby carrots
1/4 cup of lemon juice
2 tablespoon of seasoning salt

Combine veggies and juice in large microwave safe bowl and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of seasoning salt. Cover bowl and microwave 10-15 minutes or until the veggies are tender. (This depends on your microwave. Your mileage will vary. Don't overcook the veggies. You want them to have some crunch.) Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of seasoning salt on veggies again. Toss veggies and then serve. Serves six. Adjust quantities as needed.

So eat your veggies!

1 comment:

FrenziedFeline said...

That recipe looks really good--especially in color. :)