This past Sunday I caught myself at home, ALONE, at lunch time. It was one of those miraculous times when each member of my family had to be somewhere.
Unfortunately I had not done the food shopping yet, and I was starving. I knew I wanted to load up on veggies at lunch since I was out the night before, had some cocktails….too much dinner….decadent dessert. I needed a Sunday mini detox. But unfortunately I looked in my fridge to find one lonely carrot and half of a cucumber.
But then I remembered I had lots of frozen veggies in my freezer. Yay!! I took out frozen riced cauliflower, frozen broccoli, and frozen onions and thought to myself, “Now what the heck can I do with these?” Continue reading
October 25, 2016
When it comes to healthy eating, my motto is eat this, not don’t eat that.
Raise your hand if you know what the “this” is??
Yes, smarty pants! It’s VEGETABLES! By now I’m sure you guys know I’m completely obsessed with getting enough vegetables into my diet. Most Americans don’t even come CLOSE to the ideal amount of vegetables that need to be consumed in a day – anywhere between 6 1/2 and 13 1/2 CUPS!
Sometimes I wonder if other people get as much pleasure as I do from seeing their children eat healthy food. There is just something so reassuring about it, knowing that vitamins and nutrients are being flooded through their growing bodies.
Luckily, on these hot, summer August days, smoothies are a big hit in my home. My ‘go to’ smoothie for my kids contains almond milk, some frozen or fresh berries, and a bit of raw honey. Berries are high in fiber, potassium, and vitamins A and C. My kids love the taste and I love the nutrition.
Just recently I decided to take a chance by adding one more ingredient to their smoothies, hoping they wouldn’t notice.
It’s hard to believe that a kitchen gadget the the size of my hand could open up a whole new world.
It’s called a Veggetti and it turns vegetables into spaghetti! There are different companies that make this type of tool, but I like the Veggetti because it is small and compact and doesn’t take up any precious counter space. (Please note: I am not a rep for The Veggetti and do not make any money if you buy one. I just freakin’ love it!)
So far I’ve used it with zucchini and squash and let me tell you – they both taste SO MUCH better when transformed into spaghetti!
I’m very excited to tell you about my latest discovery – riced cauliflower.
Basically, it’s cauliflower shredded down into crumbles that resemble rice. And the best part? You can buy it already riced! So far I’ve seen it in two places: Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. You can bet that it’s much cheaper at Trader Joe’s so you might want to try there first. Trader Joe’s also has frozen riced cauliflower in addition to fresh, so I highly recommend always having a bag or two in your freezer for days you want to whip up a quick veggie dish.