Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Be healthy...

We all try so dangnabbit hard to be healthy, but sometimes there is nothing you can do. My 'little' boy is still so very, very sick. That Mono stuff. Went to the doctors again today, and there is nothing, really nothing you can do. No magic bullet for this one unfortunately. He's been sick for 6 days so far. sigh.

But here is one way we do TRY and stay healthy. (Although, now that I think about it, my son wouldn't touch this with a ten foot pole.)

BROWN RICE WITH ROASTED VEGGIES AND BLACK BEANS

Cut up a bunch of veggies...any kind you would like. This time I used zucchini, yellow summer squash, red onion and asparagus. Then toss them in some Extra Virgin Olive Oil and some Mrs. Dash Table Blend (or salt and pepper, but I am cutting out salt...)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.


Put the veggies on a cookie sheet. Spread them out.

Put into the oven for about 30 to 40 minutes. Stir it up every once in a while. I like to have some of the veggies sort of crispy, so I leave it in longer. Eyeball it.

Meanwhile, make up a batch of brown rice and open up a low sodium can of black beans. Drain the beans.

When the veggies and the rice are done, toss them together. Add the black beans and sprinkle with a generous amount of Parmesan Cheese, to taste. Adding shredded chicken to this is very delish. You can buy a rotisserie chicken at the supermarket. 

I forgot to take a photo of it when it was all done. This is what was leftover....

Quite yummy.

9 comments:

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

So sorry to hear your son is so sick! I've always heard that Mono is bad stuff. You might try 1500 units of Vit.C and 1000 Vit.E every three hours, if he will take it. It builds the immune system fast! Also drinks lots of water.
It detoxes and rebuilds.I do this anytime I get to feeling sick. I never see a doctor except for prevenative stuff! I don't remember the last time I took antibiotics! Maybe twenty years ago?
Your meal looks and sounds great!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Mmmmmm that looks good. Hope your son is better soon - but I'm afraid this sort of thing just takes time, and a good mom to watch over him.

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I like the look of that, I do somethin similar but I use cous cous instead of rice...

I'm hungry now!

take care
and hugs to your young lad, hope he's past the worst of it and on the mend

x Alex

OhioMom said...

Hoping for a quick recovery for DS ..

I make brown rice and add veggies also :)

Queenie said...

Sounds so yummy! I'm trying it this weekend!

Mary Ellen said...

I hope he feels better soon!

We like beans and rice and vegetables, too! Yummy!

Mary Bullock said...

That is how I cook almost all of my veggies - I particulary like potatoes, butternut squash and brussel sprouts! It also tastes great if you coat them with fat free Italian Dressing. Yummo!!!

Balisha said...

I know mono can put you out of commission for a month or more. Lots of rest, drink lots of liquids and don't go out for sports for at least a month after you start feeling better. Do what your body tells you to do...about resting.If he has a sore throat...popsicles, tea with honey, hard candy, or chew gum.People joke about it sometimes, but it's no joking matter when you have it.I hope he starts feeling better soon. It's a worry for Moms, when our kids don't feel up to par.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh this recipe sounds so good.I am going to try it. So sorry to hear about your son. My daughter had it at 18. Hope he is better soon.