Hey Maizey! I finally made this recipe and it is a keeper! It is light and delicious and beautiful to look at too. Lots of color. Now I have to confess the substitutions I made (they are minor I think). I used a kabuchon squash (kind of more pumpkin like), a Jonathan apple, and purple cabbage, cause I was too lazy to go to a grocery store for radicchio when I couldn't find it at the farmers market. We will definitely make this one again.
Oh Shucks - I thought I pasted in the link from Prevention... and now I can't find it on-line. Luckily I printed it out - so here it is: 3/4 pound butternut squash cubes(3/4 inch) - about 1/2 medium butternut squash peeled, seeded and cubed 2 cups - 1 large red bell pepper cut into 3/4 inch pieces 2 Tablespoons of Virgin Olive Oil - divided 1 tsp of fresh thyme - chopped - divided 1/2 tsp salt - divided 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper - divided 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 lemon) 2 teaspoons of honey 1/4 cup chopped red onion (about 1/4 of an onion) 4 cups loosely packed baby spinach 1 small Gala or Golden Delicious Apple - cored and sliced thinly 1 cup thinly sliced radicchio 1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
Process: In a single layer baking sheet roast the squash, red peppers that have been tossed with 2 teaspoons of the olive oil, plus one half of the salt, pepper and thyme - 425 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes - stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Cool for 10 minutes.
Whisk the lemon juice and honey with the remaining olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme. Stir in the onion. Add the spinach, apple, radicchio, sunflower seeds and squash to this mixture and toss to combine.
Makes 4 servings of 238 calories each - 5 g. protein, 25 g carbs, 7 g. fiber, 15 g. fat, 2 g. saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 338 mg sodium.
Maizey of Sun Prairie
Pounds lost: 82.0
Fitness Minutes: (26,915) Posts: 1,615 9/13/08 10:41 P
I'm weird in that I LOVE fruits and veggies. I would make a lot more and would make many vegetarian dishes if my family would eat them.
I love asparagus, squash, brussel sprouts and many other "weird" things. I always have. I used to trade with my brothers when our parents left the kitchen. They would eat my meat and I'd eat their veggies.
I am bummed that summer is just about over and with it goes the fruits and veggies.
There are still 2 more dates left for St. Martin's Fair if you can make it. www.franklinwi.gov/display/router.as px ?DocID=474 I usually go on Labor Day weekend and stock up on great produce. You can buy them by the bushel full and I freeze them. The prices are great and you can get just about everything.
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My husband is trying to lose weight with me. He loses 5 pounds....I lose 1. And his weight stays off! Mine flies back on after a single slice of pizza, I swear. But at least we are both eating lots of fruits and veggies and less red meat and junk food. There is a farmers' market twice a week in Wis Rapids and I have been buying all of our veggies there lately. We'll be sorry to see cold weather arrive and the markets close for the year.
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current weight: 155.9
Fitness Minutes: (26,915) Posts: 1,615 9/8/08 9:10 A
I am really lucky to have a husband who cooks. There are healthier ways to cook things like collard greens, kale, and chard, although yours sounds pretty darn yummy! He does something with kale and sesame seeds that is really good. Then I make an apple pie and eat one piece and the skinny-forever guy I married eats all the rest!
Jeanette Madison, Wisconsin
current weight: 173.0
Fitness Minutes: (26,915) Posts: 1,615 9/7/08 9:00 P
Thanks for the link --- I'll check it out --- I have been trying so many new thins since startingSP --- It is crazy how many things I used to say I didn't like --- and refused to eat without ever even trying them!! ! Now I try it all --- and hav eliked almost everything!!!
My new adventure today was collard greens!!! They were YUMMY!!! But I am sure there is a much healthier way to prepare them- --- these were made with turkey legs & bacon & butter --- lol --- I only had a little because it looked like there was about an hour & a half worth of Elliptical time on that tiny little plate!!!
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. --- Samuel Beckett
current weight: 344.9
Fitness Minutes: (8,975) Posts: 3,697 9/7/08 8:37 A
Thanks for the post. I visited the site to get some ideas. I'm focusing on at least five a day - fruits and veggies that is and the local foods available are a great boost to this plan! There was a link to a post for a zucchini pizza crust - but it required special ingredients - here's one that needs only zucchini, eggs and mozzarella cheese: glutenguide.blogspot.com/2007/04/zuc ch ini-crust-pizza.html Thanks - Maizey
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