Saturday, February 7, 2009

A few things I've discovered lately. . . .

Frozen bananas taste just like ice cream- seriously. Cut a ripe banana into slices, arrange on single layer on cookie sheet and place in freezer for 45 minutes until frozen then transfer into Ziploc freezer bag. Cold and creamy.

If you grill a lot of fresh veggies at once, you eat veggies all week. Preheat oven to 450. Cut cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes, asparagus, onions, eggplant, squash, etc... and arrange in single layer on cookie sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper- cook about 20 minutes or until tender and a little brown- I like them very brown and crunchy- let cool and keep in fridge. Re-heat for a quick dinner all week.

On Monday morning, bring fruit to work with you, sit them on your desk and stare at them all day. You'll eat more fruits.

Cut a cucumber very thin. Mix three tablespoons of non-fat sour cream with a heaping tablespoon of dry ranch dressing mix. Keep in fridge.

If you bring a bottle of water with you every time you are in the car, you will be surprised how much water you'll drink when you don't have anything else to do.

"Dessert" yogurt taste just like real dessert... like non fat Yoplait key lime pie or Yoplait non fat Boston cream pie.

McDonald's ice cream cone is only three points.... three points! For the whole thing! The cone too!!!!

Buy ripe fruit on sale, throw in freezer. Use to make breads, smoothies, or cakes.

Breakfast smoothie: Throw one of those frozen bananas in blender with one cup of low fat yogurt, a splash of milk and some frozen strawberries.

6 comments:

Julie said...

thanks for those ideas... they are great!

gin said...

umm I like the fruit idea. I do keep bottled water in truck at all times. I must try the veggie ideas.

Cuzn said...

this has really caught my eye (or shall I say - stomach :-)

Sounds very healthy !

Darlene said...

Great ideas....I will have to try these. I am trying to drink more water and you are right about how much you will drink if there is a bottle close by. I try to keep bottled water on my desk and it seems to call out to me.
Blessings,
Darlene

Cuzn said...

Hi - By continuing to read your recipes - - I think I'll soon resort to the art of cooking - it seems like so much fun.

And, let me be the first to wish you and your sweet husband, and family dog - a very Happy Valentine's Day !

Sharon said...

Heyyyyyy those ideas are wonderful!! So many wonderful ideas.
Thanks for a great share
Hugggsss & blessings
Sharon