Sunday, January 30, 2011

WHAT can I drink?

Well I love water, so that is what I mostly drink... but I also love low sodium V8 *bops her head* it's yummy and something different...sometimes I just use it for my breakfast if I am not very hungry...

 I also enjoy a glass of red wine sometimes, chocolate almond breeze or grapefruit juice no added sugar...

but water is always the best choice for the majority of your fluid intake...

remember nut or rice milks, as well as soy are considered "rich" foods if you are trying to  lose weight... hang back on those


Dad and I eat this every morning... 

 1/2 cup  original old fashioned oats
1 cup water

mix together in microwave safe bowl~cook on high   2 mins

immediately add; 1/4-1/2 frozen blueberries  and  stir, then add half a banana ( or whole whatever you want) and about T of honey,  stir and devour...

my dad likes a bit of unsweetened almond milk in his


My dad has this every day for breakfast along with his oatmeal...

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1  banana
 any choice of frozen fruit; peaches, blueberries,strawberries,pineapple,mango
or you can even use  canned fruit, but the frozen gives it a nice icy texture...

 put milk and banana in blender, slowly add fruit of choice til thick to your liking...

 slurp  away! 

MY VERY own oh so speciality salad~yummmmmmm y!

 Ok  so I like salads, but usually have to be in the MOOD for them... well i fixed that!

I take; a large handful of that packaged salad, I think it is dole very veggie...and place it in a large mixing bowl...
then I add a large handful of fresh baby spinach, to that mix I add; chopped onions, celery, 1/2 cu. mushrooms ( I nuke em for  minute first, I like em cooked), steamed frozen corn or any leftover  veggie  you may have around, leftover brown  rice  sometimes... and one large cold baked potato always, no it's not gross, it is so good, you can't get enough...

to that I add, 2T light honey mustard dressing, Ken's Honey Mustard to be exact, is it  "allowed" on the "program" well prolly not, but   man I eat all my salad.. and  the program is still working great for me! OH AND SOMETIMES I put 1T on the lettuce, then add the veggies and the last T on the top of the salad, makes it spread out more...

 yes I eat the WHOLE THING, then I may have a  handful of baked lays.. oh yeah!

GRAMMA SEEBER's very veggie soup! ~

i hate to cook, i  try not to get in a kitchen if I  can help it, if I could drink my nourishment I would..   so this is my answer...( but now I actually love to cook)

in a pot on medium high heat, place 1/4 cu veggie broth and half a medium onion...saute it  up until it carmelizes just a bit...then add two  cans of  vegetable broth, 1  stalk celery cut up,half a yam peeled and chunked, half a medium summer squash, hand full of  baby carrots whole...maybe 1-2 cups of frozen corn,  hand full of quinoa and larger handful of basmati or brown rice...  mrs. dash original also...probably about a  teaspoon... oh then I add a bit more water , may be 2 cups

bring to a simmer and let  simmer for an  hour or so... 

WOW YUMMY!!  today I made it again, i forgot to put the carrots in but I added frozen green beans, and a bit more rice and quinoa... 

even better!!  geeze this is  easy.. and you can eat all you want.. lost weight and get that diabetes GONE!! 

CREAMY CORN CHOWDER~ another experimental concoction

2 cups yukon gold potatoes, cut in bite sized pieces
1 stalk celery
1 clove of fresh garlic
1 medium onion
2 can's  creamed corn ( make sure there is no dairy in there)
2 cups light rice or soy milk  unflavored
2 cups water
1 cup cauliflower in bite sized pieces
1/2 medium summer yellow squash  bite  sized pieces
1 cup frozen  corn kernels
1/2 cup vegetable broth
paprika to taste 
tsp of spike seasoning or mrs. dash originalI don't use pepper or salt, but you can 

bring veg broth to a boil, put in celery, onion and garlic and saute til softened.. then add rest of ingredients and simmer  til veggies are tender...  30 mins?

the photo shows added yams and asparagus, with parsley too! 

 eat all you want!                      

VEGGIE CHILI~my own concoction

everything is really estimated, I don't measure much, but it is close , you can adjust to your liking.. 

1cup veggie broth
1 medium onion chopped 
1 clove garlic or 1tsp dried garlic
1celery stalk sliced up
1 regular can of dark red kidney beans rinsed well
1reg can of black beans rinsed well
1 large can diced tomatoes
1 small can tomato sauce or paste
1cu frozen green beans
1cu frozen corn kernels
1cu cut up mushrooms ~I microwave mine for a minute
1T chili ( or to taste)
1T dried parsley
2tsp cumin powder
2tsp paprika
and a shot of nutritional yeast if you have it

bring 1/2cu veggie broth to a boil and saute onion, garlic,celery til tender, then toss in the mushrooms...
add rest of broth,and rest of ingredients... simmer 30mins or so...stir occasionally.

I like my chili a bit sweeter , so I put a tsp of brown sugar on top mix then eat! 
you can eat as much as you like, it 's low fat and healthy!