Easy Does It

Everyone these days talks about what should and should not be a ‘right.’  Well I think that easy to prepare food should be a ‘right’ for people who are trying to eat a healthy diet. Following the Fasting Lifestyle shouldn’t be difficult.  One of the reasons that I created this blog was to make it simple to eat well and still lose weight. Today’s recipes are easy.

Vegetable Scramble:  297 calories              PB  GF if you eliminate bread  HINT: prepare the vegetables the night before for a quicker breakfastVegetable Scramble w: toast, apple

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 two-oz eggs into a jar with a lid and put it in the ‘fridge for next week                                                                                                        ½ piece of 70-calorie bread                                                                                                     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.

Chicken Noodle Soup   293 calories  10.1 g. fat   20 g. protein  28 g. carbs             If you have this in the freezer already, then it is really easy!

Chicken Noodle Soup

3 cups chicken or turkey broth                                                                                               2 oz chicken white meat, diced or shredded                                                                    1 oz broken spaghetti or linguine                                                                                       ¼ c. white beans, drained and rinsed if canned                                                                      1.5 oz carrot, diced 1.5 oz green beans, cut into 1” pieces                                                              1 0z Canadian or back bacon, slivered                                                                    seasonings to taste: salt, pepper, dried thyme, dried sage HINT: This makes enough for two servings. Invite a friend or freeze for another easy meal. Per bowl: 1 tsp grated Parmesan cheese + generous sprinkling of parsley

Bring the broth to a simmer and cook the noodles until almost tender. If the chicken is raw, throw it in the pot to cook. Add the beans, carrot, green beans, Canadian bacon and seasonings. When heated through, ladle into bowls and top with the cheese and parsley. Yum. Yum.

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