After finishing my delicious dinner I figured I might to a little post on healthy eats!
I don’t know about you, but I used to think that eating well, meant eating boring food. Lucky for me I discovered that spices are your friend! They add flavour and excitement to your food without adding fats to calorie conscious eaters, but I am sure you already knew that. I cooked boring food for so long!! When D and I began dating I began my love affair with spice and spicy foods. I am now at the point where I grab a bunch of spices and throw them on some veggies when ever I am making a stir fry (which is almost every night) and I see what happens.
Tonight I was really feeling something different, and I don’t often make curry dishes so I figured I would spice it up. In one of the first vegetarian cook books I ever owned there was a recipe for chickpea and sweet potato curry. It took one time of me cooking this to discover that curry is freaking good!! So curry powder is a must in my kitchen!
So tonight’s dinner included:
Curried veggies (onion, peppers and mushrooms)
Veggie Burger (Lick’s Nature Burger–one of my faves!)
For the curried veggies you will need:
- Onions, peppers, mushrooms (or any other veggies you want!!)
- Yellow curry power
- Red Pepper hot sauce (if you like it spicy)
- A touch of water
**Note** I don’t measure anything…..so a lot of curry powder and a couple of dashes of cumin and turmeric
For the edamame I had some un-shelled frozen ones kicking around. So they don’t go all dry on me I like to steam it rather than microwave! This is my favourite pot that I was given by my mother it makes steaming any veggies super easy! I used to have a steamer that looked like a satellite dish that you put in the pot…yeah I don’t miss that thing at all!!!
For my veggie burger I don’t have a BBQ so I just cook it up in a pan. I just add some Habanero BBQ sauce (my fave) and some Montreal steak spice.
Tada!!!!!! Dinner is served!
The final result is a filling meal that won’t make your waist line burst and as you can probably see from my veggie portions, definitely fills the vegetable quota for the day. When I am watching my weight I follow weight watchers, a meal like this would be a grand total of 9 points which is well within the 29 daily allowance and is a comfortable amount of points for dinner!
So spice up your life a little, next time you are cooking grab some spices from the rack and start throwing them into your food! Have fun with it. I mean who follows recipes anyway???? Well I do, sometimes…
Until next time day dreamers!!