Diets are not only Veggies

We are each supposed to eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables daily.  And there are many diets which involve the eating of only vegetables. I think that is unsustainable, but some people like it. With these meals, you can get your veggies and have your diet, too. A twofer.

Vegetable Scramble    293 calories  9.5 fat   15 protein   28 carb     PB  GF if using GF breadVegetable Scramble w: toast, apple

HINT: prepare the vegetables the night before for a quicker breakfast or use left-over ¼ cup Mediterranean Vegetables from freezer                                                                                             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                                                                                                                                 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.

Pork Somen Noodles   260 cal    6.0 g. fat    11 g. protein    28.8 g. carb   Found on the back of a bag of somen noodles, this recipe is quick and easy and good to eat. HINT: this is enough for TWO.pork somen noodles

2 oz somen noodles        and     1 qt water                                                                                                                                                               1 tsp oil                                                                                                                                                                         1 1/2 cup cabbage, shredded OR 1 cup snow peas                                                                                          1 cup carrot, shredded                                                                                                                                          2 scallions, sliced diagonally                                                                                                                               4 oz roasted pork tenderloin  HINT: this uses pork which was cooked previously                      2 cloves garlic, sliced                                                                                                                                              2 Tbsp soy sauce

Heat the water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook for 3 minutes. Drain, rinse, and cool. Slice the pork into 1/2” rounds, then slice cross-wise into sticks.  Prep the vegetables as described above and set aside in the order needed.  Heat a heavy frying pan or wok. Add the oil and heat it. Add the cabbage, carrots, and scallions, and stirfry for 1 minute. Then add 1 Tbsp water and continue to stirfry for 1 minute more.  Add the pork, garlic, noodles, and soy sauce. Sauté until contents are warm.

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