Category Archives: Vegetables

EatStrong {Veggie & Egg Quinoa}

 
I was fortunate enough to be able to sample EatStrong’s new Trail Mix and Energy Bar. 

The Energy Bar is basically a huge bar of peanut butter with a nice crunch to it and “chocolate chips” (organic cocoa) liberally incorporated throughout, but still only has the average 230 calories most energy .  I didn’t know what to expect when I opened it because the color is a bit off-putting… but the taste is so good!  And it kept me full for a few hours. 

The snack mix includes cashews, flax, sunflower seeds, walnuts, pistachios, almonds, and organic cocoa drops.  The bag has the perfect amount to satisfy and is full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.  The chocolate drops were obviously my favorite, but the rest was good, too.  The snack mix is a little more calorie dense, but only by a little bit at 260.  It also kept me full for quite a while.

I was pretty impressed with the products and the simple ingredient list.  It’s convenient and delicious.  Try it out!!

I figured I’d keep with the healthy topic and give a healthy recipe today because I do actually try to eat well aside from all the baking I do. 
 



Veggie and Egg Quinoa (For one)

Ingredients 

1/4 cup quinoa
1/2 cup water
1/2 green bell pepper
1/2 a medium sized onion
1 plum tomato
1 egg
Seasoned Salt to taste
Garlic Salt to taste

Directions

1.  Bring the water to a boil and add your quinoa.  Cook quinoa until the water has soaked up.
2.  Chop the veggies and heat in the microwave 1-2 minutes.
3.  Cook your egg however you want it.  I scrambled mine.
4.  Add all ingredients in a saucepan and saute for 2-5 minutes. 

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Easy Oven Roasted Vegetables (and Sausage)

This may be a surprise, but sometimes I actually eat things other than dessert.
What?!  Shocking, right?
Every once in a while, I try to act like a responsible adult.
I go to classes, do my homework, go to work, and eat my vegetables.
And sometimes, I even like the vegetables…
I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Silver Dollar City, but if you haven’t, it’s a family friendly, 1880’s themed theme park.
They have a few places in the park with ‘skillet foods’, or just foods made in skillets.  I am so obsessed with any food made in a skillet, I couldn’t tell you why, though. There’s one called “Family Feud” and it has okra, corn, potatoes, sausage, etc. etc. and it’s my absolute favorite (real) food in the world.  So, if you ever go to Silver Dollar City, you should try it.
I swear there is a point to the story I just told…
The recipe (below) tastes pretty darn close to the Family Feud skillet.  If you have problems being responsible (like me) and eating your vegetables, you should consider this recipe.

Easy Oven Roasted Vegetables (and Sausage)
Adapted from: All Recipes

Ingredients

  • 18 fresh okra pods
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 summer sausage link
  • 1 small yellow squash
  • 1 small green squash
  • 1 can of corn
  • 2 small potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning
  1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Chop all vegetables/sausage to desired thickness (or about 1/3 inch thick) and put in a large bowl.
  3. Add oil, salt, pepper, and Greek seasoning and mix until everything is coated.
  4. Layer mixture on a foil lined cookie sheet. 
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

**You can add vegetables or take them out depending on your preference.You can also add whatever seasoning you would like.


Easy Oven Roasted Vegetables (and Sausage)

This may be a surprise, but sometimes I actually eat things other than dessert.
What?!  Shocking, right?
Every once in a while, I try to act like a responsible adult.
I go to classes, do my homework, go to work, and eat my vegetables.
And sometimes, I even like the vegetables…
I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Silver Dollar City, but if you haven’t, it’s a family friendly, 1880’s themed theme park.
They have a few places in the park with ‘skillet foods’, or just foods made in skillets.  I am so obsessed with any food made in a skillet, I couldn’t tell you why, though. There’s one called “Family Feud” and it has okra, corn, potatoes, sausage, etc. etc. and it’s my absolute favorite (real) food in the world.  So, if you ever go to Silver Dollar City, you should try it.
I swear there is a point to the story I just told…
The recipe (below) tastes pretty darn close to the Family Feud skillet.  If you have problems being responsible (like me) and eating your vegetables, you should consider this recipe.

Easy Oven Roasted Vegetables (and Sausage)
Adapted from: All Recipes

Ingredients

  • 18 fresh okra pods
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 summer sausage link
  • 1 small yellow squash
  • 1 small green squash
  • 1 can of corn
  • 2 small potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning
  1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Chop all vegetables/sausage to desired thickness (or about 1/3 inch thick) and put in a large bowl.
  3. Add oil, salt, pepper, and Greek seasoning and mix until everything is coated.
  4. Layer mixture on a foil lined cookie sheet. 
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

**You can add vegetables or take them out depending on your preference.You can also add whatever seasoning you would like.