Street Food

How this Fast Diet Lifestyle works: Eat these meals tomorrow, for a calorie total of less than 600. On another day this week, eat the meals from a different post, another day of eating 600 calories or less. Eat sensibly the other days of the week. That’s it. Simple way to lose weight and be healthier.

Whether its hot dogs on Coney Island, soft pretzels with mustard in Philadelphia, or something you’ve never before eaten in Singapore, street food is fun, tasty, and easy to eat.  I present today’s menu as an homage to Fast food which could be street food: in Santa Fe or in Baltimore.

Breakfast Burrito   291 calories    11.9 g. fat   4.7 g fiber   18.7 g. protein    38 g. carbs  79.4 mg Calcium  GF    Inspired by breakfasts enjoyed at the Frontier Restaurant in Albuquerque, N.M., this has all the tastes of the Southwest in a filling yet low-calorie meal.breakfast burrito

one 6” corn tortilla, MUST be 65 calories per tortilla                                                                                               one 2-oz egg                                                                                                                                                               1 Tbsp roasted green chiles, available canned under the ‘Hatch’ brand                                              1 Tbsp carne adovada – this is boiled pork shoulder with hot spices. Make a batch and freeze it in small amounts or see if you can find it at a Mexican market.                                            Large pinch oregano, Mexican oregano if you can find it.                                                                   [Hot sauce to taste]                                                                                                                                                    1 tsp cheddar cheese, finely grated                                                                                                                   2 ¼ oz of apple                                                                                                                                                                             5-6 oz green smoothie or fruit smoothie or natural apple cider.                                                        Black-ish coffee, black-ish tea, lemon in hot water

Whisk the egg with the chiles and carne. Heat a dry, well-seasoned cast iron pan and heat the tortilla until it is warm, soft, and just beginning to brown. Remove to a plate. Scramble the egg to your preference in a spritz of oil on your pan. Put the egg on top of the tortilla. Sprinkle the cheese on the egg and put it all in the toaster oven for about a minute. Douse with hot sauce if you wish, serve with the apple, smoothie, and hot beverage of your choice.

Crab Cakes:   275 cal     7.2 g fat   4.2 g fiber     27 g protein    19.7 g carbs  231 mg Calcium  PB    GF- if using GF bread                  Rock and Jonah crabs abound on the coast of New England and they are grand as crab cakes. This recipe is from Todd English’s Olive’s Table cookbook. Note: this is the full recipe and makes 5 cakes – more than you will eat at one meal. Prepare them all and cook as directed. HINT: This will provide a few future meals.crab cakes w: asparagus

½ pound crab meat                                                                                                                                                 2 T [1 oz] plain nonfat yogurt                                                                                                                           1 tsp Dijon mustard                                                                                                                                               2 Tbsp. chopped green or white onion                                                                                                                 1 T. parsley, minced                                                                                                                                             one 2-oz egg                                                                                                                                                              1 tsp salt & ¼ tsp pepper                                                                                                                                     1 slice fresh 70-cal bread, crumbled                                                                                                                  4 T. flour, for dredging                                                                                                                                            2 tsp oil                                                                                                                                                                       5 oz asparagus                                                                                                                                                          1 tsp low-fat mayonnaise + few drops of lemon juice + pinch each of tumeric and garlic powder [this is your aioli dressing]

Gently combine 1st 8 ingredients in a bowl. Dust a large plate with the flour. Using a 1/3 c. measure as a mold, form the crab cakes and turn them out onto the flour. There should be 5 cakes. Dust the top of the cakes with some of the flour. Heat a non-stick skillet and add 2 tsp olive oil. Handling them carefully, cook the crab cakes until they are beginning to brown on the top and bottom. Cook the asparagus. Put aioli on crab cakes and asparagus.

One Fast Day serving = 1.5 crab cakes. Cool the others, wrap in cling wrap and freeze. Reheat in a toaster oven, since the cakes will have been previously cooked.

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