Hot Stuff!

In the winter, I often want food from warm climates, like a bowl of chili or an Indian curry.  But in the summer, why not take a cue from people who endure hot weather more often than we.  These meals are not hot to heat, nor are they too spicy. I figure if people in southern France and Texas eat these foods in their climates, then there must be a good reason to eat them wherever you are. Our Fasting Lifestyle doesn’t mean we have to eat sawdust!

Provincal Omelette    294 cal.     9.5 fat          12.5 pro          15.7 carb                          I asked my husband for a new omelette idea, and he suggested these flavors.Provincal omelette

1 ½ two-oz eggs HINT: If you are serving one person, crack three 2-oz eggs into a small bowl or glass measuring cup. Whip up those eggs and pour half of their volume, crack 3 2-oz eggs into a jar with a lid and put it in the ‘fridge for next week.                           1 oz bell pepper, steamed and diced                                                                                            2 black olives, pitted and chopped                                                                                               ¼ oz feta cheese, diced                                                                                                                                        2 oz grapes  [about 6-8, depending on size]                                                                                                                                             blackish coffee or blackish tea or lemon in hot water                                                                              5-6 oz green smoothie or fruit smoothie or unpasteurized apple cider

Whisk the eggs [salt and pepper may not be needed due to saltiness of olives and feta]. Pour into a pan which has been sprayed briefly with cooking spray. When the bottom of the eggs have set, add the vegetables and cheese. Fold over, and plate. Brew your beverage and take the previously-made smoothie from ‘fridge.

Quesadillas with Chicken:   305 calorieschicken quesadillas w: zucc+yam

two 6” corn tortillas – I like Ole brand                                                                                                      ¾ oz Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese, about 1/3 cup shredded                                                      2 Tbsp non-fat cottage cheese                                                                                                                  2 Tbsp tomato salsa                                                                                                                                   large pinch Mexican oregano                                                                                                                       1 oz chicken breast, cooked and shredded, scant ½ cup                                                                            1/3 cup zucchini + a few slices of sweet potato, steamed OR 2 oz melon OR steamed broccoli

Combine the cheeses, salsa and oregano in a small bowl. On a griddle or large cast iron pan, heat the tortillas until they are warm, pliable, and beginning to brown. Remove from griddle, but leave the heat on. Spread the cheese mixture on half of each tortilla. Top with the chicken. Fold in half and put back on the hot griddle to get warm and melty. Turn them over after a few minutes to warm the other side.  Plate with the cool melon or healthy fresh vegetables. SO yummy.

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