SPINACH TOMATO LINGUINI BOWL

SPINACH TOMATO LINGUINI BOWL Cooked linguini mixed with fresh spinach, tomatoes, sweet onion, Kalamata olives, sweet mini peppers, and carrot ribbons. Tossed with a reduced fat Herb and Spice Vinaigrette! Mostly raw! Makes 16 cups

JUST PLAIN IS JUST FINE WITH ME

Once every week or two after going grocery shopping, I prep the fresh vegetables I’m going to be eating like snacks. This week it was brussel sprouts, broccoli (including the trimmed and sliced stems into rounds), spinach, green beans, asparagus and corn. I just eat them plain. Nothing on them. Same thing with the corn…

CARROT CREAM

CARROT CREAM A simple fresh carrot puree used as a side dish vegetable or a lunch all by itself or as a special topping to a special green salad! You pick. It’s all good! Fat-free too. Makes 3-2/3 cups

EATING VEGGIES OUT

Usually if I eat out, I’m not going to diet. However, sometimes I’ll want to go out for a couple drinks during one of those times when I’m doing low-fat. Since I always eat when I drink alcohol, then I’ll go to a restaurant/lounge where I know I can get great tasting veggies and simply…

CHARRED BRUSSEL SPROUTS

CHARRED BRUSSEL SPROUTS Fresh steamed brussel sprouts charred in a little extra virgin olive oil. Tossed with garlic, smoked paprika, fresh grind sea salt and black pepper. Served with Ball Park Mustard mixed with a little veggie mayo! Serve as hors d’oeuvre or side dish vegetable. Low fat! Serves 6

MARINATED TOMATOES AND FRESH HERBS

MARINATED TOMATOES AND FRESH HERBS Even when cooking with oils, fresh herbs rarely flavor a sauce as much as we think they should. Dried herbs are always needed in addition to the fresh. We usually add the fresh right at the end of cooking time for best result, but even then, the flavor effect is…

FAT-FREE CARAMELIZED PEPPERS AND ONIONS

FAT-FREE CARAMELIZED PEPPERS AND ONIONS We go through a process when sautéing without oil. It’s easy to caramelize if you follow the steps required. Expect perfection the first time! Makes 4 side dishes or 4-6 sandwiches

15 MINUTE COLLARD GREENS

15 MINUTE COLLARD GREENS Not everything we eat is a recipe containing several foods and methods. Sometimes plain, by itself, with nothing else is just as good. Try these collard greens and see if you agree! Serves 1