Tomorrow is our final weigh in!  If you are just joining us here at Little Bits of,  let me give you the down low.  5 1/2 weeks ago my sister, mom, and boyfriend decided to start a biggest loser competition.  We have been weighing in every week and if you did not loose you had to put more money in the jar.  I think there is about 400 dollars in the jar right now.  I want that money!! But having a boyfriend that is almost a foot taller and 90 pounds heavier, makes it pretty easy for him to shed the pounds!

We are doing it all on percentage of body weight  lost, but I have a feeling he is going to take this one.  At least I can guilt him into taking me out to dinner with his winnings!  Our weigh in’s are usually on Friday mornings but my mom and sis will be out of town so we are doing it Wednesday morning.  Mid week is never my best.  I usually loose 2 pounds during the week and gain a pound over the weekend, then use the next week to burn another 2.   It is all very scientific I am sure, but I have decided that this diet wasn’t meant to shed all of our weight, but jumpstart a healthy lifestyle.  It definitely has done that, and I am excited to continue living like this the rest of my life.

Cut to> Vegetables.  You gotta eat them, and if you can make them taste good enough to eat as a side instead of a rice or potato dish, then you are winning.

mmmmm bell peppers, zucchini, squash, onions, and garlic.  And the secret and amazingly delish ingredient…… Balsamic Glaze!!  I got mine at Trader Joes, but I have seen it at Fresh n’ Easy and a few other places.  It is basically just a balsamic reduction that you dont have to slave over the stove making.  Thank you world!

I cooked up some onions and garlic and seasoned them with salt and pepper, then drizzled just a little of the balsamic glaze.  A little of this stuff goes a long way.  Then I put the onions at the bottom of an 8×8 pyrex dish, and lined up the vegetables.

A little more salt and pepper and another drizzle of the glaze.  Then cover with aluminum foil and bake in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes…

Then I took the foil off, added more balsamic, and a few crumbles of gorgonzola.   Then it went back into the oven for 15 more minutes.

Scoop these tasty veggies into a bowl and top with a few more crumbles of gorgonzola and balsamic.

So delicious!  I added a little chicken on top and had a low carb meal full of flavor!

Balsamic and Gorgonzola Vegetable Casserole


2 Yellow Onions
3 Cloves Garlic, minced
2 Yellow Squash
1 Large Zucchini
4 Bell Pppers
Balsamic Glaze
2/3 cup Crumbled Gorgonzola
Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Slice all vegetables into pieces roughly 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil into a pan over medium-low heat.  Add onions and garlic, and saute unitl tender, about 6 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and drizzle about a tablespoon of the Balsamic Glaze over the onions and toss until coated.  Place onions in an 8×8 pyrex pan.  Line chopped vegetables ove the onions, season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with Balsamic Glaze.  Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.  Remove foil and drizzle with glaze, and 1/3 cup of gorgonzola.  Bake for another 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and top off with remaining cheese.  Serve warm.