Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday's Meetings

Add pineapple to pico de gallo for summertime treat
Grill green peppers and serve with tomatoes and chicken
Combine cucumbers, onions, celery, and olives. Cover with vinegar, water and Splenda. Let it sit overnight.
In addition to freezing grapes, add raspberries, blueberries, and others for refreshing treat.
Slice eggplant into medallions. Use small amount of olive oil and grill. Layer in dish and cover with warm marinara and mozzarella cheese
Use eggplant in lasagna rather than pasta.
Roast asparagus and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Roast cauliflower.
Pull back shucks of corn and remove silk. Return shucks and roast or grill.
Wrap corn in wet paper towel and microwave.
Combine broccoli with sunflower seeds, craisins and reduced or fat free mayo for Broccoli Slaw.
Cook celery, onions, in broth as base for soup.
Chop celery up and use in chicken or tuna salad.
Add lemons to water or squeeze over broccoli
Just eat a pear.
Slice tomatoes for salads and sandwiches.
Bell pepper grilled or roasted in kabobs.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Versatile Veggies and Fabulous Fruits

Best Tips from Weight Watchers Meeting Members

Sunday Morning North Richland Hills

Frozen grapes
Fresh peaches with crumbled WW Ginger Snaps
Cook head of cauliflower in fat free chicken broth, mash; Add a wedge of Laughing Cow Cheese
Mandarin oranges or other fruit on salad instead of dressing
Corn Asparagas Salad in WW Community Recipes from Kathy L.
Cucumber on sandwich for crunch
Marinade cucumbers in balsamic vinegar, add goat cheese and tomato for great salad
Cucumber soup (cook one sliced cucumbers in chicken broth with onion for 15 minutes and puree. Add another sliced cucumber and 1 cup of fat free sour cream)
Refreshing Drink - Add approximately 1/1/2 tsp grated ginger, lemon, cucumbers and/or strawberries to pitcher of water. Chill overnight. Gets better on second and third day.
Salad made with tomato, onion, malt vinegar and cucumbers
Blend Crystal lite fruit punch with pineapple and ice
Grill eggplant in George Forman, top with mozarella cheese and spaghetti sauce
Layer sliced salted eggplant. Put plate on top over night, grill
Tomatoes, garlic, bell pepper, onion in slow cooker to make homemade marinara sauce cucumbers and zucchini may be added to this mix or use grilled veggies
Blend any veggies with tomatoes for gazpacho
Cut tomato in chunks and serve with fat free or low fat cottage cheese.

To clean vegetables that may have been sprayed with wax or pesticides, scrub with warm water or use suggestion from Dr. Oz - Mix small amount of baking soda and vinegar to large amount of water.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

What is a Sandwich?

What is a sandwich?
And what does it mean?
Two slices of bread
With food inbetween?

If that is the case
Why must we use bread?
Why not put veggies
Or fruit there instead?

A mushroom that’s sliced
In half down the middle
With hummus inside
Makes a sandwich that’s little.

Two cucumber slices
Sliced really skinny
With cream cheese between
Makes a sandwich that’s mini.

Or try guacamole
Between sliced zucchini
That is a sandwich
Although it is teeny.

Cut apple slices
Between them put brie.
The sandwich is small.
But you can have three.

And so ends the poem.
Each sandwich is nice.
And they’ll work well
For people or mice

These sandwiches might
Help a person reach goal.
And if you’re a mouse…
You’ll fit in your hole.

Friday, July 8, 2011


I have put all of my recipe pages back into my blog. The ones that are titled in blue are recalculated for POINTSPLUS.

Proceed with caution.