Foods you thought you shouldn’t eat.

A lot of diets make you loose weight by making you give up entire food groups. No bread. No dairy. No eggs. No carbs. No fun.  Not so with the Fast Diet! All that’s required on a Fast Day is high protein, low fat, and lots of vegetables/fruit. And then there are the Slow Days, when you may eat as you please. And today on a Fast Day, you can eat eggs, toast, and the food truck favorite: tacos! Poached Eggs on Toast        303 calories           6.9 g. fat            10.9 g. protein            25.8  g. carbs Poached Egg on Toast1 slice whole-grain 70-calorie bread                                                                                                                       1 poached 2-oz egg                                                                                     2 oz melon                                                                                              hot beverage of choice: blackish coffee, tea, lemon in water               5-6 oz fruit smoothie If using an egg poacher, lightly spray the egg cup with cooking oil or non-stick spray. Heat a pan of water to a simmer. toast the bread. Poach the egg 3-4 minutes, according to your taste. Slice the melon.  Slide the egg on to the toast, season to taste.  I didn’t used to like poached eggs, but on a Fast Day, they taste good. Fish Tacos with Slaw         270 calories     2.1 g. fat     22.9 g. protein     36.4 g. carbs seafood tacos w: slaw & salsa

2 six-inch corn tortillas with 130 cal/two tortillas                                                                                          3 oz cooked fish — grilled or baked fish is fine        pinch or 2 each of chili powder & ground cumin           ½ cup tomatoes, cubed                                                 ½ cup  cabbage, chopped                                             1 oz red onion, chopped                                              ½ Tbsp  lime juice                                                          1 Tbsp plain, nonfat yogurt

Shred the fish and toss in a bowl with the chili and cumin.  Put the tortillas on a hot, ungreased griddle until soft, warm, and beginning to brown. Keep warm wrapped in a tea towel.  Chop the vegetables and mix in a bowl with the lime juice. On each tortilla, smear some yogurt. Then put the fish on the taco. Add a splash of hot sauce if you like. Top with the vegetable slaw. There will probably be enough slaw left over to serve on the side.  This is good ‘fast food’ and it is good for you!

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