My Sweet Marie

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I’m sure many of you have done veggies on the grill but have you done them in parchment paper? Try that next time and let me know how you make out! You can do a variety of veg or just one or two, here are some that I like and here’s how I do it:

Ingredients:

  • carrots sliced, julienned or chunks
  • asparagus
  • zucchini in chunks or large slices
  • celery
  • onion of any sort(leek, pearl, spanish, red onion or sweet onion)
  • beets ( cut in large dice)
  • turnips
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • green or yellow beans
  • peppers, red,yellow or orange
  • Brussel sprouts
  • salt and pepperĀ to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp of olive oil

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl mix all your veggies with the olive oil or oil of choice.
  2. Now on a large piece of parchment, place the veggies and wrap in a packet/envelope type package. Now wrap that packet in a foil package!
  3. The parchment keeps the veggies a bit crispy rather then soggy! Also the foil won’t be leeching into your food!
  4. Enjoy!
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I am back on the WW wagon and trying to find healthy and wholesome snacks that are not too ‘expensive’ on the points but fill me up! This has a bit of protein and fibre so you feel sated and not running for the chips! Make up a batch and keep it on hand!

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups of cauliflower florets
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 can of canneli beans (white kidney), drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup low fat mayo
  • 1/4 cup fat free yogurt, plain
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp of your favourite seasoning (Cajun, curry, indian spice, Lebanese spice, Mexican etc)

Directions:

  1. Toss the cauliflower with the oil and roast in the oven at 400, turning once, until tender and golden. about 20-30 minutes.
  2. In the food processor, puree the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Add in the cauliflower and puree till smooth.
  4. Enjoy with fresh cut veggies or crackers of choice.
  5. **For dairy-free option use goats yogurt or soy yogurt.

I started back at Weight Watchers a couple of weeks ago and I am in need of some low point snacks, and ideas for today, Superbowl Sunday! So here’s a veggie snack that, if you close your eyes, will give you the taste of buffalo chicken wings! come on now, I’m not a miracle worker here but these are good and if you’re looking after your health, you’ll love these! if you are counting points, they are one point per serving! Go for it!

Ingredients:

  • cauliflower, med, cut into large flowerettes
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • chicken spice mix or Cajun spice mix (look under my spice mix recipes)
  • rooster sauce (sirarchi sauce)

Directions:

  1. Toss the cauliflower with the olive oil and spices.
  2. Lay on a parchment covered cookie tray.
  3. Roast at 375 forĀ  an hour till nicely toasty.
  4. Toss with the rooster sauce and enjoy on it’s own or if you must, a blue cheese dressing (extra points)

Well it is January so time to buckle down and shed some of that Christmas weight! I do it every year as I’m sure many of you do too! So my first step is to cut down on the carbs and add in more veggies! So let’s get creative here and do just that! Here’s how I roast my veggies. I like to do a lot up and then re-heat the leftovers the next night!

Ingredients:

  • broccoli cut into florets (1 head)
  • 1 med onion cut into large dice or sliced
  • 4-5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1-2 carrots sliced thick
  • 1 beet peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 2 cups cabagge chopped (red or green)
  • 1 zucch cut sliced thick or half moons
  • mushrooms sliced thick
  • 2-4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 oz goat’s cheese optional
  • 2 tbps balsamic vinegar

Directions:

  1. Prep all your veggies and toss in a large bowl.
  2. Toss with the olive oil and lay flat on parchment covered trays.
  3. Roast at 375 for 1 hour or till desired tenderness.
  4. If you like, after pulling out of oven toss some or all of the veggies with the goat’s cheese and balsamic dressing.
  5. Pairs well with any meat, but this and a chicken breast make for a very healthy dinner!
  6. Any veggies can be put in this, so use your imagination and go crazy!! Enjoy!

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