November 5, 2010

I’m “Stuffed” Veggie Panini

Filed under: Uncategorized — saturner @ 3:10 pm

I always seem to be the most hungry right before dinner and obviously want to try and not stuff my face while I’m cooking dinner. So I come home from work,  run in the house while of course half undressing as I’m walking to my bedroom to get out of the 4 inch heels and  tights that I’ve been wearing for about 10 hours now and try and think of what I can snack on while I’m making the actual dinner which will not be ready for at least an hour. And unfortunately the kids are just as ravenous and can’t imagine why magically dinner is not ready the minute I walk in the door! So I come upstairs to the kitchen and throw together this fabulous and FILLING treat to eat before dinner and believe it or not has less than 150 calories..therefor leaving room for dinner as well and by the will probably want a LOT less for dinner because this will fill you up!!!!

I’m “Stuffed” Veggie Panini


1 mini size whole wheat pita

1 tbl hummus (I like either Sabra)

2 slices zucchini

1 tbl roasted red pepper

1 slice eggplant

1 tsp reduced fat feta cheese

1/2 tsp lemon juice

salt & pepper to taste

1/2 tsp olive oil


brush the sliced zucchini and eggplant with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in a grill pan or small frying pan and cook for no more than 2 minutes per side. You just want the vegetables slightly softened. Remove from pan and set aside.

open the pita and spread the hummus evenly on both sides. rizzle with the lemon juice on both sides as well. Place the cooked vegetables, roasted red pepper and feta and put together as a sandwich.

Wrap the sandwich with aluminum foil and place back into the same pan you cooked the veggies in. (Why dirty another pan especially while you may be getting dinner ready!!!) Cover with another pan to flatten slightly and heat for 5 minutes.

This is delicious, satisfying and definetly takes the edge off without adding lots of fat and calories!!

Try it!!

Love, health and big food!!! Talk to you later!



November 4, 2010

Hello food lovers

Filed under: Uncategorized — saturner @ 1:15 pm

I am 45 years old and have been watching what I eat for 30 years. How about you???? In my world a 4 oz piece of dry chicken breast and a salad with no dressing does not cut it. For years I have been trying to figure out a way to eat the most amount of food but still lose weight as I am sure that 99% of the population would agree with me.  So I started doing my homework. Making lists of low calorie nutritious foods that have substance and to my surprise came up with quite a few. So then I started separating the  list into proteins, grains, vegetables etc and I began creating plates of food that actually covered the entire plate! Imagine that!! I began creating so many recipes that I decided to begin writing a cookbook to keep track of all these recipes and perfect them. Some of the recipes are healthier re-creations of existing foods that we all love like burgers and dips and some of them are just plain new ideas that hopefully will satisfy your belly in every way!!!! I hope you are all as excited as I am to share these recipes with you. No more dry chicken and lettuce!!!!! First recipe tomorrow!!! Stay tuned!! Full belly here we come!!! Love, health and big food!!


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