Crudites- for one
IntroductionI enjoy eating fresh raw vegetables because they're low in calories, high in nutrients, and have plenty of fiber. IMHO It's a great way to fill you up pretty solidly for a meager calorie allotment. I enjoy eating fresh raw vegetables because they're low in calories, high in nutrients, and have plenty of fiber. IMHO It's a great way to fill you up pretty solidly for a meager calorie allotment.
Cucumber (peeled), 1/3 cup (about 1/2 of a medium sized cucumber)
Zucchini, 1/3 cup (about 1/2 of a small zucchini)
Baby Carrots, raw, 10 medium 'baby carrots'
haricot verts, 1/3 cup (Skinny fresh french greenbeans)
Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh - 4 tomatoes
*Salad dressing, Trader Joes Balsamic Vinaigrette, 1.5 tbsp (any dressing about 60-70cal for 2Tbsp)
Cheddar Cheese, 1/2oz (I used Chipotle Cheddar by Cabot)
Turnips, 1/4 of a very small or baby turnip
This can be easily executed using a larger volume and almost any type of vegetables. Farm fresh produce especially quality produce from a farmer's market is ideal. It's also possible to toss the assortment in a light vinegrette rather than serving on the side for dipping. A Tablespoon or two of light sourcream mixed with a 1/2 tsp dry salad dressing mix packet is also a nice way to consume these veggies (then I nix the cheese to keep my calorie count low).
Wash and slice 1/2 of a small zucchini into ribbons or spears
Portion out 10 or 15 small baby carrots
quarter or halve 4 cherry tomatoes
Microwave Steam a portion of skinny greenbeans for about 2 minutes - until firm but more tender than raw.
Peel Quarter 1 small or baby turnip microwave 10 seconds
Cut and weigh a small portion of cheese (i used 1/2 oz)
Place on a plate- and put in freezer for 1-2 minutes to re-chill vegetables.
Pour 1.5 Tbsp of low calorie salad dressing into a small ramekin. Serve.
Serving Size: Makes one light lunch, snack for two.
Number of Servings: 1
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANDICOONS.