Category Archives: health

Vegan/Vegetarian Side Dish

What helped me lose 30 lbs?? Eating well!

Eating healthy was instrumental in helping me to lose 30 lbs! Meals like this are very low in Sodium, Dietary Fiber, protein, Thiamine, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous and vitamin K.

This is a shredded cauliflower blend (with carrots, broccoli) and edamame.  I put this over lettuce, and add an entire sliced avocado and balsamic vinegar.  I also enjoy this as a side dish with a serving of pinto beans.

This would also be fantastic over a baked potato with butter, or baked firm tofu, or as a side dish with a meat dinner.

How do I make it?

  • 1 16oz. package of pre-shred cauliflower/carrot/broccoli mix
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen edamame
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 diced garlic clove
  • Medium size frying pan

Turn stove burner on high.  Heat up the olive oil. First toss in garlic, then toss in bag of cauliflower blend. Turn heat down to med/high, stir in the edamame. Stir entire time, so food doesn’t burn.  Let mixture cook for 1 minute, then turn off the heat and cover.  At this point you could add cheese or a flavored sauce such as teriyaki, sweet/sour, whatever strikes your fancy! (Salt and pepper to taste.) Texture should be firm, slightly crunchy and NOT mushy.

Enjoy and stay healthy! xoxo

 

 

 

Skinny Girl. What??

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My daughter pointed out to me that I have Skinny Girl vita-gummies and a Margarita, hahahaha. The hair and nail vitamin gummies taste like candy, and I have noticed a huge change in the amount of hair that falls out when I wash my hair. The margarita was a “prize” at a work function I went to. This particular container is 168 calories, which is super low for a margarita. But I honestly prefer Kettle 1 and cranberry, LOL!!

I don’t make a habit of trying to be a “skinny girl”. I think that is a really bad message for all women and girls. I eat clean, take vitamins and love my body just the way it is, 5’7″, 150 lbs 🙂