Category Archives: 4: Prepare Round Food

7 Banana Glad to Knows

1) The average banana is just 110 calories.
2) Bananas are healthy for your heart.
3) Bananas are perfect for health & weight-loss.
4) Bananas are free of fat, cholesterol and sodium.
5) Bananas are full of yummy vitamin B6.
6) Slicing a banana makes perfect circles, making them a Sliced Round food.
7) Bananas make delicious muffins, desserts, and can be mixed in hot cereals.

Watch Charlie Sheen's Cooking Show and His Winning RecipesEating Bananas with a bonus Round Lady Muffin Recipe
Learn from this healthy banana-filled video, topped how to make the most delicious banana muffins in the kitchen with the Round Lady.

HEALTHY TV MUNCHIES

SNACKS TO QUENCH YOUR TV TASTES

Whether you are Tivo-ing, Netflxing, cable-TVing, stellite dishing or watching YouTube, unRound your couch potato habits by snacking on:

  • Dried pears, mangoes, kiwis, and raisins
  • Fresh fruits like sliced pluots with chilled globe grapes

Don’t pig out and eat handfuls of these healthy fiber-filled snacks. Remember your portions! A handful of dried fruit is like several jumbo handfuls of fresh fruit.  Eat slowly, put snacks in a tray or pretty dish. Enjoy thoroughly!

Nothing like a good show and a tray of healthy snacks!

Devilishly Delicious Eggs

Boil, mix, stuff and serve!

Anyone can make these healthy, delicious, protein-packed deviled eggs!  See how easy it is whip up a deviled egg, and learn how to remove shells from a boiled egg without destroying its beautiful curvy roundness.

Deviled Eggs

Ingredients

12 hard boiled eggs
1/8 cup low fat mayonnaise
1/8 cup 0% or 2% plain Greek yogurt
1 tspn Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Shell hard boiled eggs. Pop yolks out and into a mixing bowl. cut whites in half long-wise. Mix the yolks, mayo, yogurt and mustard together. Stuff the empty whites with a spoonful of the mixture. To create different flavors to your eggs, try adding any of the below spices, herbs or flavors into the egg mixture or use as a garnish.

  • Green or red Tabasco sauce
  • Fresh herbs like basil or cilantro
  • Fancy or plain mustard
  • Smoked salmon or crab meat
  • Chopped green or red Onions
  • Diced sun-dried or fresh seeded tomatoes
  • Spices like curry, paprika, cayenne pepper, or red pepper flakes

New on RoundTV

Eat Healthy Like Me

Watch this video to see what healthy foods I like to bring home from the grocery store. The focus is on health, rather than losing weight. Enjoy!

Is it Round??

Did You Say Tomatoes?

Basic Cooking Lingo

Simmer, Saute and SLice, but not Fry!

Here are some commonly used cooking terms that everyone should know, that is, if you want to be healthy by preparing your own food.

Simmer
Simmering means heating a liquid to an almost boiling temperature, but not hot enough to form bubbles. You will want to stir occasionally to keep it from sticking to the bottom.

Saute
To saute is to cook in oil over heat, such as Round onions and garlic in olive oil. This is a great way to bring out the flavor of these foods before adding them to a dish.

Marinate
Marinating means soaking a food it in a mixture of spices, oil, and possibly vinegar to make it more tender and full of flavor. It can take between a half hour to days depending on the dish.

Mince
Mincing means chopping something into tiny tiny pieces, such as garlic and onions. This works well in dishes that you want to add a hint of flavor in every bite.

Julienne
Julienne is such a fancified word for cutting a food into long strips. This can be done with many vegetables like carrots and bell peppers. You can buy a  julienne peeler that makes perfect julienne strips, and nobody will be the wiser.

Chop
This cooking technique simply means to cut into small pieces. The pieces don’t have to be identical or even the same size, although keeping ingredients uniform is usually visually more appealing, especially for those enjoy plating prettily.

Dice
Dicing is like chopping, but the pieces are just smaller. Think carrots in pea soup or the ingredients in salsa. Again, the over all size can vary or be identical like a bowl of twins.

Slice
Slicing means cutting completely through a food. This can be cheese, bread, veggies, meat and fruit. If you are slicing a food from its natural grown shape and you end up with perfect circles, then you can call it a Sliced Round food.

Brown
To brown a meat or something like onions means to cook until the food is brown. For instance, you can brown the sides of a roast in a pan before roasting in an oven, which tends to bring out the flavor along with sealing in the juices.

Poach
To poach is to cook food gently in liquid, usually just under a simmer, at about 190 degrees. Common foods that are poached are chicken breasts and salmon fillets, usually in stock. Fruit is more often poached in an acidic sugar syrup, and eggs are poached in water laced with vinegar — this keeps the eggs in their nice Round shape.

Exercise to Burn Off A Hamburger

Eat A Hamburger & Still Look Good

So you succumbed to eating a big fat juicy hamburger and now you want to burn it off.

Burn Burger Burn

Your basic hamburger is about 310 calories, and to burn that off here are some exercises to melt away that burger and bun. (These vary with height, weight,  intensity and size of the burger you ate.)

  • Walk: 94 minutes
  • Run: 31 minutes
  • Rebound: 26 minutes
  • Swim: 59 minutes
  • Bicycle: 45 minutes

When cooking your own burger,  use lean ground beef or turkey. Instead of a pure meat burger,  mix in chopped veggies, and either serve without a bun, or on a whole-wheat bun or whole grain bread. Add lettuce or fresh spinach topped with a slice of tomato and a dash of mustard. For a cheesy flavor with fewer calories, grate fresh Parmesan on top. And lastly, pair it with a cool glass of water or plain soda with a squeeze of lemon or lime — or add slices of pineapple for a refreshing beverage that goes with any burger.

A hamburger is Round, but it did not grow that way. A hamburger must be shaped and molded into a Round shape by a machine or human hands — so it falls under the category of Shaped Round foods. This means you can eat it some of the time, and if you do, just remember that you can burn it off — although in the Round world you are not allowed to feel guilty about eating it!

For more info on Round Food, browse Roundorama, especially the Round Code section. Or learn everything you never thought you’d need to do in the The Round Diet – a healthy eating book that will change your view of food forever, and make you laugh and wonder.

Other Hamburger News

Eat Healthy By Cooking at Home

Prepare food ahead of timeWhy Cook at Home?

To make sure you know what you are eating, it’s best to be your own cook in your own kitchen. To do this, you’ll need to go food shopping.

before Shopping

Before shopping, it’s smart to create a menu for your week. Look through cookbooks, search for online menus such as ones at the Food Network or any other favorites you come across. Then make a shopping list so you buy what you need, instead of what tempts you as you innocently cruise the shelves.

Choose recipes that include some of the same ingredients. That way you can use all the ingredient you buy and won’t waste any food.

Shop Ahead of Time

Get your groceries in advance so you have a stocked fridge and pantry before the week begins. If you know it’s going to be a hectic week, buy some partially prepared food that requires only a little bit of work to make. Just read the ingredients to make sure they’re healthy.

Prepare Your food Ahead of Time

A great idea is to prepare as much food over the weekend for the week. You can chop vegetables, cook chicken for salads, hard boil eggs, chop vegetables , marinate meat for the next day, and make a batch of brown or wild rice. This will make is easy to put together a meal during any day of the week.

Cook more than one meal at a time. If you’re already grilling or baking chicken, make extra and freeze half or place meal-sized portions in air-tight containers for another day.

Freeze Food For Later

Freezing food is a one more way to have prepared food on hand. But be sure to label your containers and bags of food so you know what they contain. If you are one of those neat and tidy organized people, you can even keep a list so you can see exactly what is in your freezer. And remember to wrap food tightly and also leave some space between frozen items so cold air can circulate around them.

ROUND COOKING: With Culinary Students

New on RoundTV

Diana’s in the kitchen with JobTrain culinary students, showing them a thing or two about preparing a healthier version of Obama’s Chili, a Tri-color Salad, and Party-pleasing Stuffed Mushrooms that everybody loves.

Watch HEALTHY ROUND COOKING: With Culinary Students.
Then make a dish or two with recipes provided below.

Recipes

Obama’s Chili–Only Rounder

Try this healthier (Rounder) version of Obama’s signature chili recipe, also known as the only dish he actually prepares with his own presidential hands — at least before he became our man in the White House. Get the recipe.

Tri-Color Round Salad

This salad is a triad of color, purple, green and orange. It is as tasty and refreshing as it is beautiful and healthy.

Ingredients

1 small or 1/2 large red cabbage
1 mango
1 avocad0

Directions

Slice the cabbage thinly so it looks like confetti. Cut the mango and avocado into small evenly-sized chunks. Dress with All aRound Salad Dressing (scroll down see recipe here), serve right away or chill and serve later.

Party Pleasing Stuffed Mushrooms

These crowd-pleasing tasty treats make the perfect appetizer or side dish. They are my daughter’s favorite, as well as a party must for of my friends and family. These are a some of the time food that should be enjoyed at parties, celebrations and other once-in-while events — guilt-free.

Ingredients

20 to 30 whole white mushrooms
1/4 cup plain cream cheese
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Wash mushrooms with a small brush. Scoop out the stems and center of the each mushroom. Place the mushroom caps on a foil-lined baking sheet – top-side down. Chop the stems and center pieces and put into a small bowl. Add the cream cheese and Parmesan cheese and mix until blended together. Fill each mushroom cap with a small spoonful of the mixture — just to the top. Place in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes and serves while still on the verge of hot