Food….Really Good Food.

January 12, 2014

I’ve had fun playing in the kitchen the last couple of day’s.

Did any of you try the Roasted Spicy Chickpea’s?

They really were delicious!

Here’s a run down of Saturday’s Eats…….



I am discovering that I love a diced, cooked sweet potato topped with an egg! I’ve tried a few different combinations of foods with this and like them all. I brown the potato in a little olive oil with whatever I can find in the kitchen. Onions? Bell Peppers? Yesterday I had salmon!

Leftover Salmon, Asparagus and Sweet Potato

I cut all of the leftovers into small pieces.

 I dumped it all in the skillet in a little Olive Oil Cooking spray.

I cooked it until it browned a bit and the potatoes were crispy!



I topped it all with an egg! Yummmmmm…..

All of these ingredients are on the WW Simple Start Plan!




1 Orange




Roasted Veggies


About 20 Baby Carrots

About 20 Brussels Sprouts

1 Zucchini

2 T. Olive Oil

Italian Seasoning

Sea Salt


Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. I use a LOT of Italian Seasoning, (1-2 Tablespoons) but use as little or as much as you like. I only used about 1 tsp of Sea Salt. I would imagine that most people would like a little more salt. 

The leftovers will be great cold too!



Bake on a baking sheet at 425 for 30 to 40 minutes!








Banana With 1 T. Better n’ Peanut Butter




Stir Fry with Fried (Quinoa) Rice 

This was easy, really. I bought this packet for the seasoning. You just mix this with water and set it aside. 



I sautéed some green onions and carrots, then I added quinoa that I had cooked in chicken broth. Then I added the sauce that I had made from the seasoning packet and I gave that a good stir, then added a few peas and a little low sodium soy sauce. I then added a slightly scrambled egg and let it cook the rest of the way in the mixture.



This made awesome fried (quinoa) rice!



I cooked a little chicken and broccoli in Olive Oil, then added sliced water chestnuts. I bought some bottled stir fry sauce for flavor and due to the sodium and gluten in it, I only used about 1/4 Cup. The fried rice was moist and it seemed like just adding a little bit of the sauce and little more low sodium soy sauce to the chicken mixture would be just perfect, and it was!



Simple Start

I can eat anything I want from the approved list of foods.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

I have an allowance of 49 points that I can dip into for foods and beverages that are NOT on the approved list.

I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.


Foods I ate that are NOT on the Simple Start Approved List = Better n’ Peanut Butter (1)

Exercise = Walked 4 miles with a friend. Walked 1 mile with the dogs.

How many glasses of water I drank = 12

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 6

Activity Points Earned This Week = 6

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 44



“love the life you live, live the life you love”


5 responses to Food….Really Good Food.

  1. This sounds so good!! I’m going to try!

  2. June 19, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I don’t actually know, but I think I’ll try to find a recipe for making fried rice without using the seasoning packet to keep my sodium intake down. I’ve looked at a few recipes that use only salt and soy sauce for seasoning? That just might work!

  3. Any idea what goes into the rice seasoning? I can’t find it–

  4. February 8, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    I’ve made Fried (quinoa) Rice this way a couple of times now and I really like it! I hope you do too!

    And honestly, I think I could live on Peanut Butter and Banana’s!!! 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  5. Wow that all looks so good! Im definitely going to try the quinoa Rice this week, and the banana and peanut butter is a fabulous idea for a snack! Thanks so much for sharing!!