NEWSFLASH… inform the church elders… I hate the word “die”t with like 8000 clown passions! I’ve mentioned this fact several times, but it’s been a couple of years since I’ve ranted and raved over the dastardly word of doom and glumness! Blugh!! It’s right up there with the words moist and white chocolate (Soooooo NOT CHOCOLATE… but also not one word… I digress). “Die”t sounds so restrictive and short-term and fairly imprisoning. There’s nothing happy about the word.
GET TO THE POINT, rambling Rose. Yesterday, I went to a class at Kitchen Kneads in town about healthy meal and snack ideas. This is the 2nd healthy meal class I’ve taken this month because I like to attend things that keep health at the forefront of my mind… focus, focus, focus… and also so I don’t have to cook on Saturday. The teacher handed out a packet of the recipes she’d be making and emblazened at the top in big block letters she’d typed: DELIGHTFUL DIETING! I croaked right then and there. Oh good… let’s see how many recipes we can make out of kale and seaweed spawn. Blend ’em right up into a smoothie and then immediately run me over with a dump truck carrying a baby germ wheat plant. I guess she doesn’t have the newest edition of Whitster’s Dictionary… the one where I removed the word “die”t and replaced it with calorizing.
Imagine my delightfulness whilst taster testing the recipes (it’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it) I discovered that all of them were stellarly delicious and would be things that I would actually look forward to eating. I don’t think food that is healthy needs to be termed “die”t food. You don’t have to eat weird pollum grubs and calla lily nuggets to lose weight. You just have to be conscious about how much is going into your mouth. That there is the rub! Calorizers Unite! I’m sharing the recipes below. You can leave out the bloody finger stub the teacher had whilst cutting onions in the first dish. She said she removed all the ones with the blood on them… but I still had to do deep cleansing germ-a-phobe OCD breaths to take a bite of it.
This one was my favorite! Sweet and sour chicken… on the menu next week!
This one was second favorite. An awesome way to get in a lot of veggies in one sitting!
You can serve this with the above veggie recipe!
It sounds extremely odd to add cottage cheese to egg salad sandwiches. I was sure I’d hate it… but it was really good. The 2nd recipe on this sheet… um… DELICIOSITY defined!