Saturday, January 11, 2020

Vegan Eggroll in a Bowl

One of the things I love about Chinese egg rolls is the delicious filling. Being gluten free, it's difficult to find egg rolls that I can eat. I did find one brand (Lucky Brand) in the freezer section of some supermarkets that offers a vegan and gluten free choice for only 45 calories per egg roll. However, it's on the pricy side ($6.00 for a package of four small ones),  and its not always available.

Therefore, I decided to make my own Egg Roll in a Bowl which is the newest craze, and its all over Pinterest. It's basically a stir fry that is quick and easy to make, especially if you use a bag of coleslaw mix instead of grating your own cabbage.

The combination of vegetables in the egg roll is extremely flavorful and packed with powerful nutrients and fiber. It's low in carbs and calories, making it a win win for Weight Watchers.

If you are looking for an interesting side dish or even an entree,  this will be perfect for you!

Although I've provided a specific recipe, you can vary it by adding other vegetables, rice noodles, or even rice if you like. Almost any shredded vegetable can be used such as red cabbage or red or yellow peppers.

If you want to serve this dish as an entree, add 1 cup of diced firm tofu

Author: Judee Algazi
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
Serves: 4 sides; 2 entrees

Olive oil or avocado oil spray 
1/2 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger
1/2 head of cabbage, grated (or a bag of coleslaw mix)
1 onion, sliced in half moons
3 organic carrots, sliced in match sticks
3 cloves of garlic, diced
1 teaspoon of toasted sesame oil
3 scallions, sliced 
1/2 cup of frozen peas
1/2 teaspoon of sesame seeds
Optional: 1 cup of rice noodles or 1 cup of rice and or 1 cup of tofu, diced small

Sauce: Gluten free soy sauce, Tamari sauce,  or amino acids to taste

Spray a large skillet with oil spray. Add onions, carrots, and frozen peas and saute for about 5 minutes. Spray again and add garlic and ginger and cabbage. Toss well and saute for another 3 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into a large bowl. Toss with sesame oil, sesame seeds, and scallions. Season with gluten free soy sauce, Tamari sauce, or amino acids to taste.

Shared on Beth Fish Reads, Weekend Cooking where anyone can post a food related post.


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Wordless Wednesday- Oleta River State Park

 Oleta River State Park is in South Florida and offers camping, hiking, kayaking, bicycling for sport. There is also a lagoon type beach that is calm as a lake. It is located in North Miami and very close to the beach.

Last week when my older son and his family was visiting we hiked one day and kayaked another day. Here are some of our photos.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo- Weight Watchers Friendly

Fettacine Alfredo noodles

It's time to get back to some lighter eating now that the holidays are almost over, and I've got the perfect Weight Watcher friendly recipe to get you started!

Fettuccine Alfredo is a favorite of mine but it's high too in calories for daily consumption. Did you know that a small bowl of Fettuccine Alfredo has over 400 calories and that's for a just a 1 cup serving!! Yikes, but not to worry! Have I got a recipe for you!

Monday, December 23, 2019

Spinach Artichoke Dip - Low fat, Vegan, and Healthy

lowfat spinach dip

Enjoy your favorite dip with lower fat and calories.
Spinach artichoke dip has always been one of my favorite dips. However, not only is it extremely caloric, it is also very high in not so good for you type fat. The typical artichoke and spinach dip recipe calls for a good amount of mayonnaise and parmesan cheese which tastes great but is a little too rich for my weight loss diet. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

My Easy Potato Latkes Hack

potato latke

Is it possible to get the homemade taste of grated potato latkes without having to peel and grate the potatoes? It kind of sounds like an oxymoron, but it can be done. This simple hack that I am sharing cuts the time in half, really works, and you don't have to peel or grate potatoes.