…2 Amy’s coupon winners!
….and a delicious new recipe!
…and awesome patients!
Firstly, the winners of the Amy’s coupons are…
Audrey of Just Audrey
Congratulations to the winners! Please email me your mailing address so I can get those coupons out to you this weekend! Thank you to everyone who participated!
Cheesy Zucchini, Red Pepper, and Barley Bake adapted from Joanne
2/3 cup barley
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 tsp garlic salt
2 medium zucchini
3 red bell peppers
1 red chili pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 lb 15 ounces part-skim ricotta
1/4 1 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese
Cook the barley according to directions.
Preheat the oven to 350. Wash the zucchini and cut it into thick slices. Cut these in half. Wash the peppers, core them, and cut them into small dice. Mince Dice the chili pepper.
Mix the ricotta with the egg. Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Saute the zucchini and peppers (red and chili) until soft. Add garlic salt along the way. Add the basil, oregano, and black pepper.
Mix together the barley, zucchini/pepper mix, and ricotta/egg mix. Spread into an 9×13 pan. Sprinkle with the cheddar cheese. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the egg is set and cheese has melted. Let stand for 5 minutes. Cut and eat.
Nutrition Information (per serving): 255 calories; 13.3 g. fat; 73 mg. cholesterol; 387 mg. sodium; 22.5 g. carbohydrate; 4.2 g.fiber; 16.7 g. protein
This recipe was wonderful — we will definitely be making this again! A great vegetarian entree OR side dish. And the portion size is plentiful!
On a completely unrelated note, yesterday was one of my most rewarding days yet as a dietitian. Two patients who I’ve been working VERY closely with to lower their blood sugars both had MASSIVE drops in their HbA1C’s (average blood sugars over 4-6 weeks). It was so exciting to see them feel empowered with their diet and lifestyle changes! 😀
Holly over at The Balance Broad is giving away Chobani! Check it out here!
Question: Any fun weekend plans? Anyone else lucky enough to be off on Monday for President’s Day?