Thursday, February 4, 2010


I have a hard time getting 5 servings of fruit and vegetables into my diet.  If I eat a salad, I usually make a pretty big one so I can count it as 2 servings, but even I get tired of salads everyday!  Vegetables are good when they are fresh from the garden, but in the winter, I rely on canned or frozen mostly and those are hard to dress up w/o adding a lot of calories.   I found this recipe in the WW book and it is quite tasty!  It is only 1 point per serving, which is about cup.

Frozen (or fresh) broccoli florets
 8 oz. fresh mushrooms sliced
1/2 cup drained sliced water chestnuts
3 T. sweet and sour sauce
2 T. water
1/4 tsp. salt

Saute your veggies in a bit of olive oil/cooking spray until crisp-tender.  Add the sweet and sour sauce and toss to coat all and heat through.  Serve.

The smell reminded me of a Chinese buffet, but it felt more healthy :-) and no cat on a stick!   I think this would be a great dish if you added some cooked pieces of chicken or some shrimp with some brown rice.  But, it was great having a serving of vegetables for only 1 point!


  1. This sounds really good-I really need to start trying new things

  2. Yes, I would like this too. It would have some sweetness. I have a hard time getting 5 servings too because you do get tired of salads.