Friday, December 30, 2011

Veggin' It!

Happy New Year folks...boy, hard to believe tomorrow is the last day of 2011.  I'm working hard at getting back on track with weight loss and healthy eating for 2012.  Aren't those some great looking vegetables?  There are so many kinds of vegetables out there nowadays, and I'll bet you haven't even tried half of them yet!  So in this New Year, get adventurous and try something new.  If you have questions about how to prepare them, or a good recipe for a new one, message me!  I'll bet I can help!
I am a true veggie lover! It has been demonstrated over and over that the so-called Mediterranean Diet is the absolute best to prevent heart disease and other health problems...olive oil, fresh vegetables, fish and poultry, very little red let's all give it a try in this New Year.

If you think of lettuce when you think salad...stop!  Let me share a really good salad fit for a wholesome and filling lunch.


1 Large sweet onion, sliced thinly
1 Large carrot, sliced thinly
6 Radish, sliced thinly..these are the radish you usually see, but don't be afraid to try a large, white daikon has a slightly milder flavor and great crunch!  Jicama is also a good crunchy choice.

1 Cucumber (or 1/2 of an English Cucumber) sliced thinly

1 Zucchini, sliced thinly

5-6 Campari tomatoes, cut into quarters (small, tasty, sweet on the vine tomatoes) or 1 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
10 chopped green or black olives
1/3 cup of your favorite chopped nuts (optional)
1/4 cup Sesame Seeds (optional)  Could use Pine Nuts instead!
Juice of ONE lemon
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Tony Chachere Creole Seasoning
2 Cans Albacore Tuna, packed in water, DRAINED

Slice and combine all vegetables and lemon and oil, break up tuna and add to mixture.  Season with Tony Chachere or other creole may substitute salt and pepper or other seasoning if you like, but this really is snappy.  Stir all together and wait about 10 minutes before serving to allow flavors/seasonings to meld.  Yummy...low calorie....packed with tone of great nutrients and very filling!
Happy New Year and Good Eating!

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