As a girl who has only recently embraced the vegetable as friend, I am still finding ways to incorporate them into my life that will trick my brain into eating them happily. Case in point? BBQ chicken dinner night with twice-baked potatoes. Oh sorry, were you wondering where the vegetable came in? No silly reader, it's not JUST the potato! Them there potatoes had SPINACH lurking within!!!
Oh yes, bbq chicken is lovely. And green beans lightly steamed with some salt, pepper, and lemon is a delight. But the twice baked potato was DIVINE!!! I sauteed some spinach (or did I microwave it? hrmph) and, after baking the potato sans foil in the oven for about an hour, I cut the spud in half, scooped out the innards, mixed in some light laughing cow and spinach (and salt and pepper), and then stuffed the shells with the filling. Sprinkled a little bit of grated old old cheddar on top (grating gets you the feeling of lots of cheese for very few points) and baked for about 15 more minutes. You can't beat that sort of feel-good comforty food!!! And pretty points friendly! (I don't know about you, but I tend to save about half of my daily points for dinner. It's how I eat and how I am comfortable keeping track... you???)