Although I don't eat many grains due to food allergies I love roasted tomatoes over quinoa. The sweet, tangy flavor of the tomatoes are brought out from roasting, and works great as a side dish even without quinoa.
Normally I make this dish with grape tomatoes, but these are beefsteak tomatoes from Costco. The measurements are not exact since I go by taste. Please remember, these measurements are enough for a family, or for someone who doesn't mind eating left overs.
Ingredients for Roasted Tomatoes
- Container of grape tomatoes (Costco), or 4 to 5 large tomatoes sliced
- One small zucchini sliced thin or chopped for color
- Red onion chopped (depends on how much onion you like)
- Fresh garlic to taste
- Black pepper
- Dried or fresh Italian herbs
- One tablespoon olive oil
Roasted Tomato Instructions
Set the oven on 400*, and pour contents onto a large baking pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Let the tomatoes roast for 20 to 30 minutes or until brown. Grape tomatoes will burst when close to done.
Serve over quinoa, or pasta.
This can easily be processed/pureed into a tomato sauce. It's also great topped with feta cheese.
Finished product with grape tomatoes.
MacroNutrients from Fitday.com
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Soda has a bad reputation for its sugar content and sabotaging your diet, but there are other drinks that contain nearly as much sugar in each serving as an 8 oz. glass of soda. Commonly, these are drunk with disregard to sugar content. However, sodas are not the only drinks that deserve the reputation for being a diet saboteur. Some of your favorite drinks from smoothies to cocktails are sabotaging your diet one drink at a time.
With this contest prep, I changed my entire nutrition program, and feel great for it. I always eat higher amounts of food, but this time I changed my macronutrient ratios. I am eating higher carbohydrates, less fats, and moderate protein.
However, this morning I was having a problem deciding what to eat so I decided to eat my oats dry. No milk, water, coffee; nothing. Just plain.
It's not the first time I've done this, but instead I decided to throw in things that I had on hand to make a quick stove-top granola. I still ate it dry, but it was so much tastier.
Quick stove top granola ingredients
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 oz. salted almonds (this is what I had)
- 1 teaspoon flax seeds
- 2 oz. Fuji apples chopped
According to www.myfitnesspal.com the macro total for this serving is:
- Calories: 267
- Carbohydrates: 39
- Fat: 12
- Protein: 9
- Fiber: 8
How to make quick stove top granola
Heat your skillet on low to medium heat, and spray with Pam. Add oats. and toast until brown. Then add almonds, flax seeds and apples. Sprinkle Splenda, and cinnamon to taste.
Raisins, pears, dried cranberries or blueberries also make a great addition, or drizzle honey over your granola. Add your preference of liquid if you don't want to eat it dry. Remember different foods change the macronutrient totals.
*** The photo to the left is not my granola. I was hungry and ate it before I could get a picture.
"You on a Diet" seemed befitting for this post.
I plan to add new recipes and my own food & nutrition content to this web page, but I also decided to add explanations of popular diets, old diets and their recipes. Each will have links to their websites for further information.
I get a lot of questions about different diets, how they work, what they affect and whether they are effective.
These posts may help someone find a diet, or a variation of a diet, that works with their physical well being and mental state.
Diet examples that will be covered
South Beach, HCG, Volumetrics, Atkins, Dukan, Paleo, Cabbage Soup, Hollywood, Keto and The Blood Type Diet and a whole lot more. Did you know there were so many?