Low carb veggies
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Yesterday I made a vegetable dish starting with zucchini, and then added veggies I had on hand: carrots, banana peppers, garlic and onions. The peppers added a splash of red and green. Sprinkled with spices. Served with fish.
Today I added the leftover veggies to soup for lunch. Yum.
We love veggies. It's a challenge to work around what my family can eat. No cauliflower, broccoli, nothing in the cabbage family, no beans except green beans. That doesn't mean I can't have them, especially when alone.
Recently my sister's doctor gave her a list of foods to eat and foods to avoid. It was surprising that while peas are not allowed, winter squash is allowed.
For the most part, it looked low carb. I lost weight doing low carb, so maybe we need to work back into that plan. I still have a lot of Nutrisystem food on hand, especially after Sis dropped out a few weeks into the plan.
Sis makes one cup servings of jello with fruit for her go-to snack. Sometimes she added cottage cheese and walnuts. Jello was on the list of foods not allowed.
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I am typing this with my left hand while the Yorkie snuggles and dozes in my right arm. It's his favorite place when I am on the computer. He is a snuggler and toucher. I suspect it's his way of knowing when we leave the room when he's asleep. He sleeps a lot. He follows us around the house, his nose so close to our legs that we sometimes collide. His eye sight isn't as good as it used to be. He does not like being left alone but he's a restless companion in the car. We can hear his low mournful cry when we come home. Does he do that the whole time we are gone? We have been talking about getting a second Yorkie so he has company. He was raised with other dogs; the last one (a Sharpei) passed away several years ago.
My two precious buddies