Yep. That's what I call the veggies Mr. B makes for me every Sunday.
They have a job to do - and they do it well.
Mr. B makes them...fabulously! And..he doesn't even LIKE veggies..go figure.
I call them fillers, because, with my weight loss plan, I have my protein the smallest portion of my plate..so I needed something to fill the plate so it looks like I'm really eating what a full plate should look like.
I take them for lunches, because we usually have regular veggies at dinner. I'll take them with a hard boiled egg, maybe some tuna or a small frozen entree. It's delicious as well as good for me.
I've also added this on top of a way smaller portion of pasta than I would normally have with spaghetti sauce - and I like it better than spaghetti sauce :-)
And, because I told my sister Kathy I'd let her know how Mr. B cooked it, I thought per chance some of you would like to have this too. It's really not any "new" method or even ingredients, but they way they go together, I feel it is an improved version of some old stand-by veggies:
1 14oz can of stewed tomatoes - drained (all veggies are cut into bite sized pieces)
1 lg onion
1 lg red bell pepper
1 lg green bell pepper
2 yellow squash
1/2 small jar of green olives
1 can water chestnuts
1 can artichoke hearts - drained
1 tbs minced garlic
2 small cans V-8 spicy
1 T olive oil
1 tbs sugar
Fresh ground pepper
Heat oil on med/high heat
add onions and cook until caramelized
add green and red bell peppers
(add a little salt & pepper on each layer)
Reduce heat to medium and add squash, a pinch of salt & pepper
Saute' 4 to 5 minutes then add garlic.
Add V-8's and stewed tomatoes
Add sugar (to cut the acid from the tomatoes)
Cook until squash is medium-tender. (re-heating during the week will turn it mushy if you over cook the first day)
When squash is cooked, add olives, artichokes and water chestnuts. Cook until heated through.
It really is yum-OH!
I divide all up into daily portions and viola! Instant (for me anyway) fill-me-ups!
Hope, if you like veggies, you'll try this combination. I even like it cold :-)