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.)


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.