Well Dined

19Aug/130

Summer Succotash

Well Dined | Summer Succotash

This stunning dish comes to you from my weekly vegetarian lunches with Melissa from Smells Like Brownies.  Consisting of just vegetables with a little feta, this is about as healthy as you can get!  It's also super filling and surprisingly delicious.  I say surprisingly because let's be honest, most people don't go around graving a pile of veggies.  But this is so good that even my veggie hating husband liked it!  Served warm with a variety of textures and flavors, vibrant basil, and salty cheese - it really leaves you feeling satisfied.

Well Dined | Summer Succotash

Great on it's own as a lunch, served as a side to chicken or steak (which is what I did with leftovers), or even stuffed into a pita pocket - this is a super healthy AND yummy Summer dish.  It can also become vegan quite easily.  So how about it?  Let's get some veggies into our lives!

11Mar/132

Light Pumpkin Cream Cheese Loaf

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We are finally getting into some Spring weather here but I am way behind on my posts, so I'm sorry if the cold weather stuff drags on a bit!  I actually made this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Loaf all the way back in October - yikes!  Put it uses canned pumpkin, so you can make it whenever that is available.  I found this recipe through Pinterest which advertized only 500 calories for a WHOLE LOAF!(!!!)  Oh-em-gee!  Can it be true?  Delicious and healthy?  The unicorn of pumpkin loafs?!  EDIT - Well, no in short - it is not.  It actually has more than 1000 calories per loaf and it doesn't taste that great.  But I will leave it on here in case someone has a use for it.  EDIT

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Okay, I wouldn't really call it healthy.  It's low calorie and low fat due to the use of low-fat cream cheese, egg whites vs whole eggs, and applesauce vs oil.  And it uses half fake sugar and half real sugar, but I'd still call that a sugary snack.

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As for deliciousness?  I'd call it okay.  You can definitely taste the fake sugar and it isn't as dense and luxurious as the real thing, but it's a pretty good substitute.  So all-in-all I'm going to call this decent but not amazeballs.