Simply Filling Veggie Kabobs

by DanicasDaily on March 8, 2014

Happy Weekend all!  I have to say you all surprised me on yesterday’s post ~ I really thought a few of you would time in with your old school shows (hello, Three’s Company!).  Instead, you all had such nice things to say ~ thank you for all the nice comments.

I am a total breakfast person ~ it’s the one meal of the day I look forward to the most and I usually cannot wait to eat.  I can usually wait to eat but only until my first cup of coffee is done.  If I wait too much longer, The Husband gets pretty scared of the way my stomach growls at him lol.

I usually know exactly what I want to eat too as soon as I get up.  Today it was….

Ore Ida Potatoes O’Brien that I added extra bell pepper and onion to, then “Fried” in my 2 tsp. healthy oil in a nonstick pan and sprinkled with garlic salt, black pepper and lots of smoky sweet paprika (this is what gives my potatoes their color). (SF) – 4 points+

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Powered up with a little protein from a Morning Star Veggie Sausage (SF) – 2 points+

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And a scrambled egg. (SF) – 2 points+  This is plated on my 8 inch salad plate because it visually makes it more satisfying to look like more. Most of my meals are eaten on our salad plates.

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After breakfast we started our deep “spring” cleaning and organizing our house.  One of my goals this year is to get through every room organizing it from top to bottom ~ getting rid of the old so I can make room for the new Open-mouthed smile

About 1 pm, we decided to take a break and The Husband said he earned some “meat” LOL.  So, I said, how about a slice and salad at Mary’s which agreed was a good compromise.

Best salad all week! I had it with real deal ranch fork dipped on the side (SF + 4 WPA) – 4 points+

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um, and real deal pizza too ~ Mushroom Slice! Worth every single point (SF + 8 WPA) – 8 points+

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After lunch, went to Target, the Trader Joe’s and stocked up for another week of delicious veggies eats.  I also ate about half my container of organic blueberries.

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Simply Filling Veggie Kabobs are so easy to make that you do not even really need a recipe.  Just  take a peak in your fridge, find any veggies you’d love to grill or want to use up for the week, add some tasty sauce, kabob, grill and eat!

I used the rest of my Mini Potatoes that I bought for our Potato & Black Bean Tacos earlier this week.  I cut them into one inch pieces and par boiled for 12 minutes then, blanched them in a bowl of ice water.

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I used the same pot to blanch 1/2 lb. of asparagus that I cut into 2 inch sticks.  Boil for 2 minutes, then, move to an ice bath to stop cooking.

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The “meat” on my kabobs involves potatoes and mushrooms.

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Funny Fact ~ He drew the line when I told him I wanted to add brussels sprouts (he won’t touch them lol).

I also cut up half a red onion, red pepper, yellow pepper, two zucchini’s and then, sprinkled the veggies with green onions and black pepper.

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Tossed in about 1/2 cup of Island Soyaki Teriyaki Sauce.

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I let everything marinate while I prepared the corn and put it in foil.

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Build your kabobs alternating with different veggies and colors.  Pour any excess marinade on top.

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Grill for 10 minutes, rotating every 3-4 minutes until the veggies are slightly browned, yet, crisp.

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I had two Kabobs that are 100% Simply Filling and only 1 points+ each if your counting.

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Seriously ~ you have to try this ~ it was so easy to make and there is something so fun about having a huge pile of smoky, charred, sweet veggies with meaty mushrooms and crispy grilled potatoes.

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I had bought born to put on the kabobs too but I wasn’t sure how to get it cut and on the skewers without breaking them.  So, we just put it in foil with a little salt and pepper, then, grilled it alongside the vegetable kabobs ~ Deliciousness!

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Here are my stats for today:

  • Simple Filling (SF): 12 WPA (Weekly Points Allowance) used, 0 WPA remaining
  • 24 Daily Points+ 0 WPA used, 49 WPA remaining
  • The Husband told me today, he is enjoying Meatless March (that’s a huge step for my Carnivore!)
  • 125 pushups down, 750 to go (with a makeup 75)
  • My FitBit Dashboard  ~ today I’ve decided Flex is crazy ~ cleaning is way harder than 1 activity minute!

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I am excited to set my clocks forward tonight since it means longer days of sunshine.

Night all!

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