More Familiar Food

Busy?  Summer coming to an end; all those loose ends to tie up; no time to cook, let alone eat right. Oh, the heck with the diet and all the good intentions — just punt and eat junk food, right?  WRONG.  Here are the recipes you need for simple, familiar, healthy food. Busy lives demand a healthy body. Eat right. Stay the course.

Cheese Omelette       290 calories       11.3 fat      32.2 protein           46.8 Carb                                    GF if served with apple instead of toastCheese Omelette w: toast

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 into a jar with a lid and put it in the ‘fridge for next week.                                                                  ¼ oz cheese such as Cheddar or Gruyere                                                                                                2 oz apple   OR 1/2 piece of 70-calorie whole grain bread                                                                         blackish coffee or blackish tea or lemon in hot water                                                                          5-6 oz green smoothie or fruit smoothie or natural apple cider

Whisk the eggs with seasonings to taste. Grate the cheese. Put the eggs into a hot pan spritzed with cooking spray. Once the bottom of the eggs are set, sprinkle with cheese, fold and plate. Slice fruit, brew beverage, blend the smoothie or take it from the ‘fridge and shake it before serving.

Cesar Salad:      263 calories          11.1 g. fat        36.4 g. protein            4 g. carb           GF Straight out of the Fast Diet book, with quantities changed a teensy bit.Cesar Salad

1 1/4oz Canadian bacon                                                                                                                                  3 oz chicken breast, left over from a roast or poach if raw                                                               2 c chopped romaine OR 2 c. mesclun [baby greens]                                                                                 1 T grated Parmesan                                                                                                                                        1 tsp olive oil                                                                                                                                                    ½ tsp lemon juice                                                                                                                                  Mexican oregano [Cesar Salad after all is of Mexican origin, not from Roman rulers]

Heat the bacon on a hot, ungreased griddle until it begins to brown. Remove and slice into strips. Cut chicken meat into strips or chunks, as you wish. Roughly chop or tear the romaine, if using. Whisk the oil and lemon juice in a salad bowl with the oregano. Add the lettuce and toss to coat with the dressing. Plate the greens and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Arrange the meat on top of the greens.   Isn’t that a big meal?!

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