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I am glad today is over! It was a long day at school knowing Brady was off work and at home! At least while he was home, he was working. He cleaned and repainted one of our bedrooms that we have been wanting to redo. It was a nice surprise to come home to!

We had a simple dinner tonight. I had baked tofu with acorn squash and salad and Brady had the same minus the tofu and plus grilled chicken! We were both happy and satisfied! Since the recipes for these dishes are not too exciting, I will leave you with my veggie soup recipe from yesterday. It made a great leftover lunch today too!

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Before being served:

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Lentil Veggie Stoup

  • 1 bunch of celery, chopped including leaves for flavor
  • 12ish baby carrots, chopped
  • 1 yellow squash, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 c. lentils
  • 2 tbsp. dried onions
  • 2 boulion cubs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • onion salt
  • garlic powder plus 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes and juice
  1. Cut celery, carrots, squash, and zucchini up into stew/soup sized pieces
  2. Put in about 2 cups of water with boulion cubes, bay leaf and lentils
  3. Let simmer until tender – lentils should be almost done but not all the way so they can keep cooking
  4. Add onion, garlic, onion salt, garlic salt and pepper.
  5. Reduce heat to low and add tomatoes.
  6. Let simmer together and Enjoy!
  7. You could always add different or more veggies!

I was inspired to make this recipe after reading the new Fitness magazine!

And a huge thank you to POM for being so wonderful! They recently sent me two bottles of their new kiwi and nectarine juice to try! They were both delicious and would be fun to use in a recipe or making a sauce to go over ice cream or a warm cobbler this winter! Thanks POM!!

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POM is WONDERFUL!!

Thank you to the wonderful people at POM who sent us a case of POM to try! I can’t wait to use these in some upcoming recipes!

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POM Wonderful is 100% authentic pomegranate juice and all natural with no added sugars, preservatives, colors, or cheap filler juices!

For more great benefits check out POM Health Benefits

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Election Night dinner included a single dish of lasagna that was really like two meals.  It was perfect for both of us!  Here are the steps of this healthy, filling, delicious dinner!

His/Her Lasagna

Main Ingredients:

  • ready to use lasagna noodles (I used a total of 4 sheets for the entire dish – it was in an 8×8)
  • low-fat ricotta cheese
  • pre-made oil-free pesto (made last week with the end of the basil plant)
  • 1 egg white
  • salt and pepper
  • tomato-basil sauce
  • Parmesan cheese

Ali’s side:

  • broiled Brussel sprouts (PAM and salt and pepper for 20 min)
  • green pepper (diced)
  • arugula
  • spinach

Brady’s side:

  • lean ground beef
  • black olives
  • green peppers

Step 1: Make cheese mixture by mixing ricotta + pesto + salt and pepper + egg white.

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Step 2: Layer sauce + veggies/meat + noodle.

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Step 3: Add cheese mixture and sauce and repeat.

img_1973Notice the his and her sides.  🙂

Step 4: Bake at 350 degree covered with foil for 20 min. then uncovered for 10 min.  Sprinkle with parm. when you uncover it!

img_1974Yum!  This dish took no time at all to make, and it would even take less time if I had made it the night before.  These no-cook noodles are awesome!  They are not whole wheat but there are only 210 calories in 3 noodles.  I used a total of 4 noodles to make this dish, which came out to 2 large servings dinner and 2 large serving for lunches tomorrow. The key is too fill up on the fillings (veggies and lean meat!).

For dessert, while watching the results we had Pom Parfaits.

Pom Parfaits  (in each parfait)

  • 1/2 c. Greek 0% yogurt
  • 1/4 c. ff strawberry yogurt
  • 1/3 c. Bear Naked Fit granola
  • 1/4 c. Honey Flax Go Lean Crunch
  • 1/2 c. POM!

I should have added frozen blueberries to make them red, white and blue…oops!

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Hope you had a great day!

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