Hash

The title word is used a lot in our language: hashtag; make a real hash out of that; corned-beef hash.  The word itself is from the French verb << hâcher >> meaning to chop. When we ‘hash it over,’ we cut it into small parts to analyze.  I bring this up because the breakfast proposed here is a sort of hash, made of ham. Looks like corned-beef in the photo, but it is ham. On a similar note, another French word is used in the kitchen: “mince.”  We use the word mostly to mean that something is cut finely, or to mince words. But the adjective << mince >> in French also means “thin,” something to which many aspire. You can use both those words as you prepare dinner. Bon appetit!

Ham Hash    303 calories  3.3 g fat   3.9 g fiber  20.3 g protein   48.8 g carb                                                                   I know what you are thinking: where is the fruit on that plate?!? This ‘hash’ has the fruit as an ingredient.  Ham Hash1 and 1/2 oz ham, chopped                                                                                                         1/4 cup fat-free cottage cheese                                                                                                   1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce                                                                                                1 slice 70-calorie bread, shredded into crumbs   do not use dry bread crumbs                  crumbled sage leaves + salt+ pepper

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.  Spoon into a lightly-oiled or spritzed non-stick pan or well-seasoned cast iron pan. Bake 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven. All done.

 

Greek Chicken Salad   295 calories   12.8 g fat     4.8 g fiber    23.7 g protein    26.5 g carb     240.3 mg Calcium                            PB   GF                                                      This recipe was clipped from a magazine and stored in the recipe file. When I saw it, I recognized that if most of the olive oil were removed, it would make a smashing Fast meal. We like this one a lot.Greek Chicken Salad

1 and 1/2 oz chicken, roasted and shredded                                                                                                    1 and 1/2 c. shredded romaine or 3 oz salad greens                                                                                      1/4 c garbanzo or small white beans                                                                                                                       2 and 1/2 oz tomato chunks or 1 c cucumbers, cubed                                                                                   3 black olives, pitted & sliced                                                                                                                                  1 oz feta cheese, crumbled                                                                                                                                 3/4 tsp lemon juice          1/4 tsp olive oil             1/2 tsp each of mint, oregano, parsley

Prep the meat, greens, tomatoes, and olives as described. Measure the lemon juice, olive oil, and herbs into a salad bowl. Whisk together. Add the greens and toss to combine. Add the chicken, beans, tomato/cukes and toss gently. Top with the olives and feta.

 

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