Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Journeys into Healthier Eating

A while back I posted about trying a new product and being in love. This is Dezzie Dough. Ready made sweet potato dough that you squeeze out and it's ready in 12 minutes. Man! This stuff is good. 4 Weight Watchers Points Plus per serving. Each serving is 2 biscuits. However, I recommend doing it by weight.

It's found in the freezer section and after being thawed it will store for up to 6 days in the fridge. Mine has NEVER lasted that long. Little Girl loves them and we even sprinkle a little cinnamon and sugar on the tops before baking to make it more "treat" like.

This is a Louisiana product (woo hoo!) and comes from a town that has had two major employers close up shop in the last couple of years. So, for me it supports a local town and I feel good about supporting an area that the economy has kicked hard. I think the website allows you to see where they have this great product and you can like them on Facebook here. **Disclaimer** I was not asked by Dezzie Dough to give this review and was not compensated in any way.

These are the finished product with cinnamon and sugar. :) YUM!

LittleMan and I had a BLAST trying something new this weekend. We decided to attempt to make veggie sushi.

Here are the veggies.
Here we are with the nori, sticky rice, and the start of some veggies.
And here is the finished product. With an online tutorial, this was pretty easy! :) They were tasty and I learned a few things along the way that will make the rolls prettier next time I think.

The most amazing thing? LM rolled and cut one roll himself! He finally tried it and really loved it. This is a fun activity to do with your kids and might encourage them to eat their veggies!!

I used Nori purchased at my local supermarket, sushi rice (it said that on the package), veggies, and soy sauce. The recipe calls for rice vinegar, but I couldn't find it.
With a little online tutorial that I googled, it was easy. Caitlin also tried sushi this weekend and got TONS of helpful tips in her comments if you want some pointers. It was a fun activity though.
And finally, I have decided to try to do a couple of days per week as meat-free days. I did three last week and it wasn't too bad and I felt great. I'm not looking to go totally meat-free, but I think I'll stick with doing it a few days per week.
For all of you 31 miles in 31 days folks, update your mileage and send me your address so that I can get out your goodies. I'll draw for prizes on Thursday!! Melissa


Quietly Subversive said...

Yum! The dough looks faboo especially, wish they had it around here ... I should look in my natural foods store!

Carmen said...

Great ideas! Last week I let each of my girls pick a recipe from a cookbook and do the entire recipe with limited help from me. They loved it! Both picked yummy desserts, so we were not as healthy as you but it was a fun thing to do with the kids. They would love the sushi rolls. Thanks!

Shelley said...

OOH, that sweet potato dough looks really good...I'll have to see if they carry it here.

Christy said...

The sushi rolls look yum!

gmontalvo13 said...

yum! love sushi!

Amber said...

That sounds like a great idea for the kids and I to do. I've never had sushi but those looked yummy! And I'm all for anything to get the kids to eat their veggies.

Jill said...

I have never heard of sweet potato dough, it sounds really good! You put some great ideas behind the stuff, too.....wow! I will have to look into something like that around here, I bet Whole Foods or similar may have it.

I hope the 3 day meat-free thing works for you... I don't eat meat as much as I should, and always feel better when I do, but I'm just more lazy than anything.

Happy almost weekend - yay!

Wendy said...

Looks so good!

TX Runner Mom said...

I have to say, that Dezzie Dough sounds really good!

Kara said...

I love the idea of using sushi making to get kids excited about eating veggies! :)

Mihaela Soare said...

Sure that would make a super healthy experience.