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Springing Into Action challenge: Superfoods

Friday, April 19, 2013

This week's challenge was to incorporate 3 of the 9 superfoods, according to

I saw a big bunch of asparagus at the store, so I knew it was destined for my grill (and mah belly). I don't follow recipes too often, so I basically just chopped the asparagus into bite-sized pieces along with red bell peppers, zucchini, and some salt-free seasoning. I threw this into a grill basket and put it on the grill for about 15 minutes. The veggies get really bright when they're done (to my liking). I like them crisp, with some bite to them.

The next day, I made a big salad for lunch and topped it with leftover grilled veggies. Super yum!

Another night, I made mushroom pizzas! I got the idea from the lovely BEFIT_WITHGUSTO. I've been missing pizza SO MUCH lately. This gluten-free business is no fun when you really want pizza! So, I got two big portabella mushrooms, filled them with pizza sauce, then topped with spinach and cheese. I put them into a 375-degree oven for 20 minutes, I think. They came out pretty well, too! It was similar to having pizza, but much lighter. I wanted like 5 more though! haha

Finally, for snacks pretty much all week, I had sugar snap peas, which I ate with red pepper hummus that I made last weekend. I was worried that the hummus hadn't turned out right because it was runny earlier, but it thickened up nicely. I love making hummus.

I really like challenges like these. Especially seeing what others come up with!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HAWAIIANMAMMA 4/22/2013 1:24PM

    WOW! Looks yummy!

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JORDAN1019 4/22/2013 12:32PM

    It all looks so fresh and delicious.. emoticon

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SPARTAN40 4/22/2013 9:28AM

    Congrats on the weight loss and an awesome STA week. Thanks for the pictures......those veggies look awesome.

I cut my zucchini lengthwise and grill them (in the summer) or broil them (in the winter) with just enough olive oil that they don't stick to the grill.

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40PUDDLEJUMPER 4/21/2013 7:21AM

    YUM!!!! emoticon

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RUNNERRACHEL 4/19/2013 9:13PM

    Your recipes look great! Yum! emoticon

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JILLYBEAN25 4/19/2013 6:07PM

    I love fresh veggies on the grill! I was waiting to do that until the weather mellowed out, but now I think when the wind stops it'll be way too hot to grill. :-( Asparagus was good this year. I've had it a few times over the last month. It sounds like you're doing pretty good with the gluten-free. All your foods this week look mega yummy!

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