Many people resist dieting because they think that diet = vegetables = privation = bland food. Not so! The Fast Diet permits a great variety of foods, as long as the menus are full of protein and are low in fats and carbs. And we can eat our veggies in creative ways!
½ cup chopped green pepper + ½ cup chopped zucchini + ½ cup chopped tomato 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 ½ piece of 70-calorie bread USE GLUTEN FREE BREAD IF YOU WISH 2-3 oz apple blackish coffee or blackish tea or lemon in hot water 5-6 oz green smoothie or fruit smoothie or unpasturized apple cider
Put the raw vegetables in a small saute pan with a few tablespoons of water. Simmer until vegetables are cooked and the liquid is evaporated. Pour eggs into a pan which has been sprayed briefly with cooking spray. Before the eggs set, add the cooked vegetables. Scramble to taste. Brew your beverage and take the previously-made smoothie from ‘fridge. Plate with fruit.
1 tsp olive oil 1 cup onion, chopped 2/3 cup carrot, chopped ½ cup celery, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 3 slices pepperoni, chopped end part 1 ½ cup sweet potato, cubed ½ cup zucchini, diced ½ cup mushrooms, chopped 2 cups crushed tomatoes ¾ cup small white beans, drained and rinsed if canned lots of sage and rosemary, chopped 3 cups water end part 2 1 oz pasta [orzo, dinetelli, broken spaghetti] USE GLUTEN FREE PASTA IF YOU WISH 2 tsp Parmasan cheese, grated + salt and pepper to taste
- Put the olive oil, onion, carrot, celery, garlic and pepperoni into a sauce pan together and cook over medium heat until onions begin to wilt. 2. Add the sweet potato, zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, white beans, herbs, and water. Cook at a simmer for about 30 minutes. Add more water if soup seems too thick. 3. Add the pasta and cook until it is soft. Add remaining seasonings.
HINT: One serving is one cup, but you could go to 1 and ¼ cups each. This recipe made 6 cups for me – several future meals from this recipe!