Hooray for S & E who started the Fast Diet last week! Join them in sampling this Monday’s menu and see how much weight you can shed by Tuesday. It is a real ego boost and an incentive.
Today’s breakfast ingredients: ½ slice 70-cal whole grain bread, cubed; one 2-oz egg; ½ a slice of thinly-sliced minced low-fat ham 2 Tbsp skimmed milk herbs/seasonings of your choice ½ tsp of Dijon-style mustard. 1/3 c. of mixed melon and strawberries
Breakfast Casserole: This is my take on strata-type breakfasts. We find it to be so satisfying that we want to eat it on a ‘Slow Day’. Spray a ramekin with non-stick spray. In a bowl mix the bread, egg, ham; milk, herbs/seasonings, and mustard. Stir ingredients together and pour into the ramekin. HINT: you could prep this the night before, cover the ramekin in plastic, and pop it in the ‘fridge for morning. Bake at 350º for 18 minutes. While it is baking, cut and plate the fruit, brew your beverage, and make your smoothie [or take it from ‘fridge if made last week]. 271 calories; 6.7 g. fat; 13.9 g. protein; 22.2 g. carbs
Today’s dinner ingredients: 5 oz salmon. salt, pepper, herbs to taste 10 small cherry tomatoes [5 oz larger tomatoes, cut in large chunks] 2½ oz broccoli and cauliflower florets
Roasted Salmon with Tomatoes: In an oven-proof dish place the salmon. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, herbs to taste. Scatter tomatoes over the salmon. HINT: This part could be prepped hours before and kept in the ‘fridge. Roast in a 400º oven for 10 minutes. In the meantime, steam the veg. to serve with the fish. It doesn’t get easier than this, does it? This recipe is adapted from one found in the original Fast Diet book. The 10 recipes in that text are good, but I needed to quantify the amounts a bit. 304 calories per serving