Simple for Summer

Now that Summer is here, let’s make the meals easy.  Get out and go for a walk. Work in the garden. Getting some exercise will help to burn off more calories and it will distract you from thoughts of food.

Poached Egg on Toast            303 K                                                                                                         I never used to like poached eggs, but on a Fast Day, they taste good.

Poached Egg on Toast one slice of 70-cal bread     [Nature’s Own is perfect.]                                                                       one 2-oz egg                                                                                                                                                     1 1/2oz of apple or 2 oz melon                                                                                                             blackish coffee or blackish tea or lemon in hot water                                                                        green smoothie or fruit smoothie or unpasturized cider

If using an egg poacher, lightly spray the egg cup and heat the water to a simmer. Toast the bread. Poach the egg for 3-4 minutes, according to your taste. Slide the egg onto the toast, season to taste, and enjoy with your hot beverage of choice and the smoothie.

Antipasto with Tuna:      282   calories                           GF   PB                                                  This one is a keeper. Simple, off the shelf, pretty on the plate, good too eat.    The photo shows enough for 2 people. Invite a guest who is Fasting, too.                                                       Amtipasto w: herbs2 oz roasted red pepper, without oil [I roast my own, slice and freeze them]                           2 oz mozzerella, cut into ‘sticks’ [I buy blocks of mozzerells for slicing]                                     one 5-0z can tuna, packed in water, drained and broken into large chunks                                  5 oz tomato slices                                                                                                                                                3 oz whole green beans, steamed, drained                                                                                           1 ½ oz marinated mushrooms                                                                                                                1/3 c. garbanzo beans, drained if canned  [Goya brand is very good]                                          4 black olives, pitted and sliced                                                                                                                       3 slices pepperoni, chopped  or sliced                                                                                                         1 tsp flavored oil, salt, chopped fresh herbs

Prepare the ingredients and keep separate. On a platter, arrange the ingredients in rows as shown in the photo. Suit your own artistic nature as to what goes where. Drizzle or brush with the flavored oil and be liberal with the herbs. Summer simplicity at its best.

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