In praise of the artichoke...
It is spring and they are on
sale - one dollar a piece and
I can fit six into my pot.
They are good hot or cold
with a little homemade Greek
yogurt and cucumber dip.
Don't forget the garlic!
You don't need melted butter.
They take a long time to
eat and have only 60 calories.
Also protein and fiber.
All that and yummy, too!!
I waited 4 months or so (can't remember for sure - more than 3) for raw veggies, but I did cooked veggies as soon as I was cleared for all foods. Nothing bothers my tummy, but I wouldn't think artichokes would be too hard on yours - just cook them long enough. Yum!!
Just over boil/cook them a bit.......
They get real soft....
~ Nikki ~ Loving my rad new life!
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I found a new product at Costco, Cynara Whole Artichoke Hearts, they are 35 calories, 6 g carbs and 3 g protein, for half a cup (130 grams) and are packed in water, not oil, as you usually see. (that's about 3 whole hearts and there are 7 servings in each jar I think about 6 bucks) I could not find a pic on their site, the ones at Costco come in a two pack, glass jars but this pic is of the same brand and same label on glass. Yummy snack....
Cuke- peeled de-seeded, diced and salted and put into a colander to drain for a couple hours
olive oil (optional)
Dill & pepper
Make it the day before, it's wonderful!