Familiar Food

There are lots of recipes and menus which are exotic and wonderful.  But sometimes we long for the familiar and wonderful. Today we will revisit some old favorites which are nutritious, healthy, and fun to eat.

Ham Omelette     291 calories     8.8 fat      15.9 pro           25.1 carb       GFHam omelette w: cider + apple

3 small eggs of which you will use 1 ½ eggs per person  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 into a jar with a lid and put it in the ‘fridge for next week.                                                                                                                                                1 oz. ground or chopped ham                                                                                                                      2 oz of melon or 1.5 oz apple                                                                                                               blackish coffee or blackish tea or lemon with hot water                                                                   5-6 oz green or fruit smoothie or natural apple cider

Chop the ham, slice the fruit, brew your hot beverage. Heat a cast iron or non-stick pan and spritz it with oil or cooking spray. Whisk the eggs and pour into the pan. When the bottom begins to set, distribute the ham over half of the eggs. Fold the omelette and cook to your favorite degree of doneness. Shake up the smoothie, pour your beverages, and you are off to a good start to your day.

Pizza with Vegetable Topping:

Another winner from the Fast Diet book. PizzaThe pizza shells are either whole grain wraps or corn tortillas. BE CAREFUL about the calorie and fat content when shopping! I get Herdez 8″ whole wheat fajita style tortillas. Each has 170 cal and 5 gm protein. Each person gets ONE of these pizzas. OR you could get Ole brand 6″ corn tortillas. Each of those has 65 cal and each person gets THREE AND a HALF pizzas.

1 whole wheat/ whole grain tortilla at 170-cal [per person]                                                                                 1-2 Tbsp tomato puree [NOT tomato pasteHINT: buy a can of puree and freeze in small portions                                                                                                                                               1 oz mozzerella, grated                                                                                                                                  ½ oz mushrooms, chopped or sliced                                                                                                          1 ½ oz red pepper, cooked and chopped                                                                                                    1 oz spinach, steamed, squeezed and chopped                                                                                       1 Tbsp red onion, chopped

Set the oven at 400. Place the tortilla on an ungreased baking sheet.

Put dollops of tomato purée on each tortilla and spread it around. Toss together mozzarella, mushrooms, red pepper, spinach, and onion. HINT: Sometimes I measure, cook, and chop all the veg and put them in a bag in the freezer to save time on a FAST day. Divide the mixture among the tortillas and bake for 5-10 mins at 400.

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