I think one of the keys to my weight loss was finding flavorful, tasty ways to eat healthy food. For years I have been on and off diets.. When I was on a diet I basically ate bread in the morning, a plain salad and a glass of milk at night. Looking back I can’t believe how my diet could last because I love food soooo much!! When I started eating vegetables with everything, combining things I loved, I didn’t see myself as being on a diet. I was just eating great food!! And here are a few examples of how to eat healthy without being boring.
Freshly grown, local asparagus is the ultimate symbol of spring arriving here in the Northwest. It’s a favorite in our household . We put it in our eggs, roast it, saute it….every way you can imagine and we never get tired of it!! We were so excited when we decided to post a few recipes that we could barely get the pictures taken before we ate it all lol!! Our neighbor brought us bunches of fresh asparagus from Eastern Washington and it was the BEST!! So, here are a 2 ways of serving asparagus that we hope you will love!!
Grilled Asparagus with prosciutto and parmesan
This is a classic…..
1 bunch asparagus, cleaned and woody tips cut off
salt and pepper
6-7 pieces thin sliced prosciutto
Drizzle olive oil over asparagus and season with salt and pepper
Heat grill over medium hight heat and grill until crisp-tender
Remove from heat and drape prosciutto over asparagus. Top with shaved parmesan
1 bunch asparagus cleaned, woody tips cut off, then cut on the bias
baguette or other bread for crostini
fresh buffalo mozzarella or regular mozzarella balls
1 c. cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
mint leaves, minced
salt and pepper
Cut baguette on the bias, place on cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and toast in the oven until golden, approx. 15 min. on 350F
Blanch asparagus in salted water until crisp tender, cool in ice bath. Set aside
Mix cherry tomatoes, chives, asparagus pieces, mint, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
Slice mozzarella into discs and set aside.
You can layer the ingredients for a more finessed look or just combine all the ingredients and place on top. Here are a couple of examples of each!!
Put 1 slice of mozzarella on top of crostini. Assemble asparagus/tomato mixture on top. Drizzle with more olive oil. Serve!!
Beijos e Tchau!
Ludmilla and Marilyn Chudda