To recap the joy that is Something New Thursday: I challenge you all to try at least ONE new thing per week. It can be a recipe you made at home, a new snack you found at the grocery store, or a great new meal that you enjoyed at a restaurant. Trying something new gets you out of your comfort zone and helps to prevent getting stuck in a food rut! Then, I want you to take a picture of your food and email it to me to share it every Thursday! As long as it keeps within our "healthy lifestyle" theme, we all want to see it!
So without further delay ... here are the pictures from week one (warning: do not look when hungry - these look fantastic!!)
Cindy made this recipe from Skinnytaste. It is turkey sausages with bell peppers, zucchini and potatoes. The recipe normally calls for chicken sausages but Cindy wanted to use hot turkey sausages, which she said made the meal THAT much better! The entire plate was only eight points!
Christina (you can read her blog here!) got busy baking and made this delicious Honey Brown bread this week. She said it tasted really good and was happy with how moist it was! I'll include the recipe in a later post!
I made these apple-ginger sweet potatoes this week. In all honesty, they weren't bad, but I'm not sure if I'll make them again. There was just something about the dish that wasn't agreeing with my taste buds. However, I'm happy to have tried a new sweet potato recipe!
Cindy made this Red, White and Yahoo! Salad from The Looneyspoons Collection (my bible!!) and absolutely loved it. It's made with grape tomatoes, bococcini (Mmmm cheese), finely chopped red onion, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and fresh basil. The recipe also called for chickpeas but she chose not to add them. I had the pleasure of tasting it, too - it was incredible. You totally couldn't tell it was a light recipe!
Doesn't this look delicious!? This chocolate chip zucchini bread is only four points per piece! Christina said that she moderated the original recipe to make it points-friendly. You can see the recipe here!
These pinwheels are also a recipe from Looneyspoons. Cindy says that if you make them the day before and let them chill in the fridge overnight, they are MUCH better the next day! (but still delicious when just made!). She absolutely adored them.
And last but not least, rye bread. Yes, I've had rye bread before .. But it was a new purchase in our house. We have NEVER brought it into our home before! And look at those low-sodium pickles! They're SO good!!
And that wraps up the first week of Something New Thursday. Don't forget to send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org to have them included in next week's post!
Also .. stay tuned for a Something New Thursday contest!!