Healthier Alternatives...so hard, yet so rewarding
Mar. 16, 2013 6:17 am
Updated: Mar. 23, 2013 2:54 pm
I have been on a years long journey to find healthier alternatives to my traditional Italian/Polish upbringing...really hard with an 80 year old father who doesn't like change. Now...first said, my family is very supportive...yet very hesitant to trying
new things. My sister is the most adventurous with alternative foods.
My latest love is tempeh...3 grain tempeh mixed with oven roasted vegetables and shiratake noodles where an amazing alternative meal (with very low calories) that I just enjoyed. From this, my sister is now trying it for herself (she is a much more amazing
cook than me). Okay, I love the shiratake noodles also, but stick with the angel hair and rice styles; and make sure you rinse with very cold water well. The initial smell is "odiferous" but once rinsed well, they are an amazing substitute for pasta. And
I love my pasta!!!
Tempeh and Shiratake Noodles can be quickly thrown together with your favorite veggies for a hearty healthy meal. I have even used frozen veggies when my time is limited, yet I want to stay on the "healthy path."