WW Frittata recipe adjustment …

You can find recipes all over that you can adapt for WW or any reason…like…oh….you don’t have what it calls for???

  • 1 large handful baby spinach leaves, shredded – *Yeah, didn’t have these, so I used basil from my garden
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved – I grow tomatoes, they be very small, so I didn’t cut them up
  • *I added 2 Morning Star Sausage Patties cooked then broken up (WW 1 pt for 1 patty)
  • 10 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste – *I used Italian Seasoning instead
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped – didn’t use cause I didn’t have it

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly spray a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray ( I use silicone muffin cups for all my baking, so much better!).

Evenly distribute the spinach or Basil 🙂 between the 12 muffin cups and top with two cherry tomato halves (to much work, just dropped them in whole).

Whisk together the eggs, salt, pepper and parsley (or in my case seasonings) in a large bowl, until blended. Transfer this mixture to a pouring jug. Carefully pour the egg mixture evenly between the 12 cups and bake for 15-20 minutes until firm and lightly golden.

*I will either do 12 eggs, since eggs are ZERO points, or only fill 6/9 cups, as they are slightly small.

** I would say, even with the Patties at most this is WW 1 pt  per 2 frittatas.

Once cooled, you can store the frittatas in the fridge.

Kayla Itsines’ Spinach and Tomato Mini Frittatas

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Kitchen Mash-Up

Hmmm, my husband fired up the grill so I cooked my squash on it.  But what to do with it?

Oh look, a can of diced tomatoes, oohhh, button mushrooms,  hmmmm artichoke hearts…WALA

spaghetti squash in a tomato, mushroom and artichoke sauce, high digits in a restaurant, and full of who knows what!

Yummy, low cal, low cost, low points…..SCORE!

Gurgily gut….es no bueno

I call that rumbly in the tumbly when you aren’t hungry the “grugily gut”, if you are trying to eat more plant based diet, or vegan and or vegetarian, it’s gonna happen.

Now I know of a “cure” but it is pretty much as bad as the gurgily gut, but not quite, that is the only reason I take it, Black Seed Oil …… yucky, yucky, YUCKY!

It tastes like a liquid vicks rub that you put on your body to help for colds, it is bad, it should be illegal, seriously!  But….alas….it does the job, it gets rid of the gurgily gut, pretty much….sigh….guess I will keep on taking it….bleh…..

Vegetarian .. or just eating healthy..

I do my best to eat foods that aren’t processed, WW app helps with this, I scan a food in the store I am interested in, the points will confirm or not if it is as healthy as it looks.

I eat less and less meat, main reason…my health, I feel better the less meat I eat, second reason, I love animals, all animals, so it is a personal choice.

With the new Beyond Meats coming out, I think more and more people might try skipping meat a meal or two.

In the big scheme of things, eating less meat and more plant based foods is healthy for you and costs less.  The side benefits include being better for the earth and animals.  A win for everyone!

I say if everyone just reduced their meat consumption 25%, it would be better then the few people who “convert” to a full vegan (which I can’t do) or vegetarian(which I try to do) lifestyle.

 

 

 

Booyah for sprouted tofu….

so I found this new tofu, it doesn’t come in a water packed container, it comes in a sealed plastic wrap.  I bought a small block and for me it is going to be about 5 meals!

It is a great replacement for scrambled eggs,it crumbles and stays in shape,

so I crumbled some tofu, mushrooms and tomatoes for a scramble bowl

ran out of mushrooms so next meal was tofu, tomatoes and cheese (remember, I am trying to go vegetarian, I am not a vegan, if you don’t want cheese you can skip or use vegan cheese!)

then got tired of scrambled bowl, so smushed 1/2 small avocado on flat bread, then added tofu, tomatoes and cheese for a breakfast sandwich

and I still have some left for more meals.

I just cook it in butter, but I think if I added some other seasonings I can use it in place of ground beef.  Once I try it I will let you know.

 

Plated #3 – Green Basil Curry Over Veggies

Yes, you read that right CURRY,  over chickpeas, spinach & zucchini, but since the curry is sent in a little container I can use as much or as LITTLE as I wanted.

Booyah….it came out real good, still a little hot, and I only used about 1/10th!  I followed the directions (READ them First) and it all came out good, except for the rice, my oven is old, so I am sure I did something wrong, but I zapped it in the micro and it was fine.

This Plated thing ROCKS!  I highly recommend giving it a try!

Great way to get ideas for food, and it is all Natural, and you can use or not use whatever you want.

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Now I just need to figure out something to do with the green curry sauce paste I have left over 🙂

I didn’t use the onion that came with the last item, and I didn’t use the red pepper that came with this one.  I did however chop them both up and make a salsa out of them 🙂

I added canned tomatoes and then since it was still spicy a can of tomato sauce.  It tastes bests poured over Toffuti Cream Cheese with the Pizza Crust Chips I made.

Plated dish 2 – Turkis Bulgur & Red Lentil Soup

I love the fact I get can vegetarian dishes on Plated.  This adds to the variety of food I eat.  However, being me, I screwed up a little.

Now nothing against Plated, it IS my fault for not reading completely, but first it says to peel the onion and dice, mince the garlic and chop the mint.  First I love the fact I can leave OUT what ever I want, since I get the ingredients to use, but they aren’t already done, so I did NOT do the onion.  But then it says to Saute Aromatics, so I did, including the MINT, which I found out by READING later was supposed to be a garnish, woops!  Maybe, just maybe, they should have told me to do the mint right before the plating…just a suggestion is all.

Then it gives the list, but since I didn’t follow the directions to READ the whole thing first, I used the WHOLE can of diced tomatoes instead of 1/2.

Even with these mistakes it came out really good, the down side, I don’t think 1 piece of Naan is enough the UP side, I think there is more then 2 meals here, I believe I am going to have 3 or 4!

Everything is labeled, if you READ completely before you start, you shouldn’t make any of my mistakes

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Gardein BBQ Pocket Meal…too good to be real

I swear….this is to good to be true, how do I know for sure there is NO meat in there????

Seriously, of all the non-meat items out there, this one tastes just like meat.  It is crazy, after my first bite I had to pull the box back out to make sure I hadn’t screwed up some how and bought a meat version.

This is a great brand, I like all the items I have tried of theirs, but this is freaking awesome, I highly recommend!

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Sometimes things don’t work out…I was jonesing for hamburgers

so I find this Qrunch Spicy Italian Quinoa Burger, hey sounds good….uhhh….not really.

Let me explain, the “burger” is very soft and actually falls apart quite easily, and tastes more grainy then meaty. So I would suggest it more as a replacement for falafel, which I find many times to be TOO spicy for me.

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I cooked the “burger” and since it fell apart I crumbled it more in a pita, with mayo, pickles and lettuce (from my garden) and ate it as a gyro.

This is how I will use the rest of these, not sure if I will buy again, but I need to use them up , already spent the moolah.

So if you are looking for a burger like substitute this ain’t it, however, I think this can be used in other ways, going to maybe crumble with some pasta next time.

No more food diary right now because it is pretty easy to eat like

I should being Vegetarian.  I have found I snack less and eat better.  Almost all choices I make to stay Vegetarian are good for me, yes there is bad vegetarian and vegan food, some cookies, pastas, bread ect can be considered Vegetarian and/or Vegan, doesn’t mean that is what you should be eating non-stop.

I think the new phase “Plant Based Whole Foods LifeStyle” is actually a more accurate description, but it hasn’t been around as long, so I will go with Naturale Vegetarian for now.

The food diary helped to show me when I fell off and encourage me to get back on, but as a lifestyle change to Vegetarian it is much easier to eat healthy.  I love not worrying about calories and fat, I still watch my carbs, I have mentioned the PCOS, this means me and carbs shall always have a love/hate relationship.

By changing to a Plant Based Whole Foods Lifestyle  I have lost 5 lbs without even trying.  Yes it takes a little more time to plan out what I want to eat, yes sometimes it takes more time to make my meals, but they taste some MUCH better, they are cheaper, and they are good for me.  I think my health is worth a little of my time.