Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sloppy Ho's

The button says:  "I am from Alaska - ask me about Palin"
Our school nurse formed a Biggest Loser group at the high school where I work.  I think this is genius!  Starting a weight loss plan before Christmas, when the damage has already been done.

I make Sloppy Ho's quite often for my office.  They are tasty, filling, comforting, all the things one needs when dealing with the hormonal masses - and that doesn't count the high school  students!  They are, of course, vegan, but with the TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein), they have the toothsome bite and provide the long lasting protein of animal.  Also, they are savory and delicious, AND low in calories!

I estimate 200 calories for the filling, and add whatever calories for the buns you use.  We used organic brown rice to go under our filling yesterday, and was great.  TVP can be purchased at many largish grocery stores, or at your local health food store.  It looks a bit like a bag of oats, only not.  It has absolutely no fat and about 12 grams of protein for a serving.

The recipe can be found on my Losing 70 Pounds Page.