Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My new favorite food

    Matt and I have been eating quite a bit of Weight Watcher's and Skinny Cow brand ice cream, but I have now discovered that it's possible to by half gallons of fat free sugar free high fiber ice cream. I recently got vanilla bean from Turkey Hill and strawberry from Kemp's. Both have 70 calories, 0 fat and 5 grams of fiber per 1/2 cup serving. So, 1/2 cup of ice cream for one point! Tonight for dessert I had a very satisfying 2 point sundae by weighing out 2 points worth of ice cream and then putting thawed blueberries and raspberries that I had bought frozen on it (I love that when you thaw out the berries they create their own liquid as a "sauce").

     I might try figuring out how to make my own frozen treats. First, I'm going to try freezing cups of regular yogurt to see how that works.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Miriam, Miriam close to delirium how does your garden grow? Part 3

These pictures are a few days old, but I wanted to share the wonderfulness that I have been finding in the garden. I have been getting a ton of cukes, as I mentioned. You can see the lovely zucchini. I have gotten to eat a few cherry tomatoes, wow, that's all I can say. The tomato I caught when it was just starting to turn is almost ready now. I can't wait to have my first personally grown tomato! I'm looking forward to the next growing season when I can do things a little more like the way they should be done.

Night time snack

     Behold the filling and tasty one point after dinner snack. It consists of half an orange pepper, one small cucumber from the garden, 1/4 of a tomato, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 2 teaspoons of grated parmesan. I tried putting it in a pita, but it fell apart so I turned the pita into chips instead by putting it into the toaster, made some yummy chips that went very well with the salad. I would definitely suggest making your own pita chips. Fresh from the toaster oven (or conventional oven) warm, crisp and seasoned to your liking. I just had it plain but you could certainly spice it up with some butter spray or cooking spray, or a mist of salad dressing, the choices go on and on. I think I'll try it with honey mustard spray dressing the next time. Okay, better stop before I go make another snack!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sweet Potato Pizza

I used to make potato pizza a lot, but I haven't in a while. Today I was trying to think of something quick, easy and filling to have along with my red pepper slices and cucumber chunks. Searching through the cupboards I found a sweet potato. I used half of the small sweet potato, microwaved it for three minutes, mashed it flat put a few tablespoons of salsa (though marinara would have been good too) and an ounce of italian cheeses. Then, I microwaved it for another minute to melt the cheese. Voila! Super yummy, fiberous, and healthy pizza! Much more filling than a slice of pizza for half a point less! (Sorry for all the exclamation points I'm just excited.)