Archive for the ‘Veggies’ Category

Baked Onion Rings

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I know I did!  I enjoyed all of the wonderful once a year foods and I’m back to my healthy diet.  I hope you all did the same!

The recipe today is one that I bet you thought could never fit into a healthy lifestyle, right?  Well, check out these babies:

If you’ve heard of “Hungry Girl” or read much of her stuff you may have seen this recipe.  I actually just got it off of the back of my box of Fiber 1 cereal.  So, no, I didn’t make it up unfortunately.  Here’s what you do:

  • 1 onion
  • 1/4 c. egg beaters
  • 1/2 c. Fiber 1 cereal, crushed in a blender to bread crumb consistency

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Slice onions into approx 1 inch slices.  Separate into rings.  Pour 1/4 c. egg beaters in one dish and 1/2 cup of crushed Fiber 1 in another bowl.   (Optional:  Add seasonings to the cereal like garlic powder, salt, pepper, oregano, etc)  Dip onion rings in the egg and then the cereal mixture.  Lay in a single layer on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 30 min flipping half way through. 

The second time I made these I did it a much quicker way.  I put the onion rings in a bigger bowl (that they would all fit in at once) and then I poured the egg beaters over the top and made sure they were all coated.  I put the cereal crumbs in a gallon size ziplock and threw the onions in there.  Shake, shake, shake and wala!  You have your onion rings.  This way is much quicker and less messy too!

I hope you enjoy these!


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Roasted Asparagus

This recipe isn’t very creative or anything but I just had it for the first time the other day and it was so good I just had to share!  If you like asparagus, or even if you ‘think’ you don’t, you’ve got to try it roasted!  Here’s a tutorial.

Take your asparagus:

Break off the “woody ends”.  To do this hold each end of the asparagus and bend in half.  It will naturally break where it is supposed to.  The leafy end is the side you eat.  Discard the bottoms.

Toss the asparagus with 1/2 -1 T. of olive oil, depending on the amount of asparagus.  Lay in a single layer on a pan and sprinkle with salt. 

Roast at 450 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until they look a little like this:

These are SO good!  They are a little bit crunchy and you can eat them down like candy!

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