If you read ‘About this Blog’ on my first posting, you might have followed the links to Dr. Mosley and his Fast Diet. If you have, then you will see why I’m so excited about this lifestyle change. This has been very successful for us and it should work for you, too. Monday would be a good day to start Fasting…. try it on Monday and see how you like it.
Monday menu: 286 calories for breakfast 293 calories for dinner.
Baked Eggs Flamenco: Spray a small ramekin with non-stick spray. Put 1 Tbsp. chopped tomato or 1 Tbsp tomato puree into the cup along with 1.5 tsp parsley, 1.5 Tbsp onion, and 1.5 Tbsp bell pepper. Stir in salt and a large pinch cayenne pepper. Microwave for 2 mins. Add one egg and bake at 350°F for 15-18 minutes, depending on how well you like your egg cooked. Toast either 1/2 slice of whole-grain 70 calorie bread [ex: Nature’s Own at Shaw’s or Demster’s Thins at Sobey’s] or bread that has 70 cals for 2 slices, which is shown. On the side are 2 oz melon or 2 oz apple or 1 oz grapes. I enjoy this with the smoothie described in the 1st blog and with almost-black coffee. If you don’t want the smoothie, add the other half of the bread and double up on the fruit. HINT: you could use that extra portion of fruit later in the day if the hungries hit.
Chicken Noodle Soup: Usually we have a seafood meal on Mondays because we like fish and it is so good for you. But its been cold and this soup hits the spot. HINT: This recipe makes enough for 2 servings. Invite a friend or freeze the rest for a meal in a hurry. Heat 3 cups low-fat chicken stock and add 1.5 oz [that’s 3″ at 1″ diameter] diced carrot. Cook until the carrot is almost soft. Add 2 oz chicken or turkey white meat, 1 oz broken spaghetti noodles, 1/4 cup canned white beans, 1.5 oz [1/3 c.] green beans and 1/2 oz [1.5″ x 3″] cubed Canadian bacon [back bacon for friends in Canada]. Simmer until the noodles are cooked, adding water if the soup looks too thick. 10.1 g Fat; 19.9 g Protein; 28.3 g Carbs
Start your Fast Diet on Monday and join me for a menu for Thursday, too.