Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Zero Calorie Cucumber Chips and Salsa

It is that time of the day again. Halfway between lunch and dinner and my tummy starts to grumble at me. Since I have a angel and a devil on each shoulder, the devil is telling me to go get some chips. The angel gently reminds me that I can satisfy that hunger with all the flavor and none of the calories. Thank you angel! With Superbowl approaching, you can make a big bowl of this salsa, chop up several cucumbers and enjoy the game the healthy way! 

Once again, you can eat this all day long because by the time you have digested this, it actually takes your body more energy to digest and it becomes a negative calorie food. Enjoy!

Negative Calorie Cucumber Chips and Salsa
2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced diagonally
1/2 sweet onion, diced
3 ripe tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 garlic cloves minced
1 jalapeno, diced (can add or reduce according to your heat preference)
Salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, mix together the onion, tomatoes, cilantro, minced garlic and jalapeno. Stir and add salt and pepper to taste. 
Place your sliced cucumbers on a plate and top with salsa and serve. I garnished my plate with cilantro, but it is not necessary.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Zero Calorie Dijon Garlic Broccoli

I am always amazed when an amazing dish that is negative calories tastes so amazing. This is one of my all time favorite ways to eat broccoli. You can eat this all day long if you like because after digestion there is not a single calorie going into your body. Great for dieting. I eat it even when I am not worrying about calories. It is a great side dish to any main meal as well. 

Zero Calorie Dijon Garlic Broccoli

3 Cloves garlic, Chopped
3 TBSP dijon mustard
1 TBSP water
2 cups chopped broccoli

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a saucepan add chopped garlic, dijon mustard, and water. Cook over medium low heat stirring constantly for 3 minutes. This is just to get the bite out of the garlic. 

In a bowl, add your chopped broccoli. Pour the sauce over the broccoli.
Stir well. 
Add to oven and cook for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. I like my brocolli al dente. If you like it mushy, then cook longer to your desired texture.