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.

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