I was thinking about sharing two new products from Trader Joe’s (no, unfortunately TJ’s has not realized the wisdom of providing me vouchers for my frequent positive reviews…) And tonight I used both of them in the same dish, and it was SOOOO DELICIOUS and so low cal that I just had to share.
The first product is their Light Champagne Vinaigrette. Its only 50 calories for two tablespoons. And just recently I’ve discovered that 1 Tbsp is more than enough dressing in a big salad. So 25 calories is definitely a winner. But I am pretty picky about dressings, and there aren’t too many processed ones that I like any more. This one is pretty tangy, and I discovered that if I added a bit of splenda, it was just perfect for me.
The second is their Papaya Mango Salsa. This stuff is SO good. Hardly any calories. I had it on top of some grilled salmon the other night and it was scrumptious. I’m sure it would be just as good on some chicken.
Tonight I wanted to make a salad, and I realized that the bag of shredded cabbage was about to go out of date. So I mixed the whole bag (4 cups) of cabbage, about 9 or 10 baby carrots cut into sticks, 1 spear of pineapple cut into small pieces, 3 Tbsp of the Light Champagne Vinaigrette, and 1/4 cup of the papaya mango salsa. I decided it would make 3 large servings, only 90 calories each. It went great with my turkey burger.
And changing the subject rapidly, I just found out that my little column has been published in The Quilt Life magazine! I haven’t even seen the magazine myself. I just clicked on the table of contents on their website and was so surprised that I was actually listed there!! So Exciting!! Here’s the copy (of the table of contents):
2o | Debby weighs in
Little things count by Debby Schnabel
TQL’s new column offers advice for a long,
healthy quilting life
I don’t think I even mentioned that I had been asked to do this, because I wanted to make sure it was real before I said anything. Each issue they have a cooking contest, and I will ‘weigh in’ on their recipes, and/or add a few tips on living the healthy life.
And so I must end. I just heard (again) how getting enough sleep can help with weight loss, so I am trying to go to bed a little earlier. I don’t know if I or the dogs wake up earlier. But its very early!
Some of us have no trouble getting enough sleep in a 24 hour period…