Summer Delights

In the waning days of Summer, our Fasting Lifestyle will celebrate the fruits, herbs, and vegetables of the season.  These foods fit right in with our theme of high protein, low fat, low carb, and low calories. Just what we need to continue to lose/maintain weight as we transition into Autumn.

Herb Scrambled Eggs: 306 calories 7.8 g fat 2.1 g fiber 15 g protein 36.2 g carbs 370 mg Calcium PB GF -if using GF bread or eliminating itHerb scrambled eggs w: S-bs

3 small eggs of which you will use 1 ½ eggs per person 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 into a jar with a lid and put it in the ‘fridge for next week                                                                                                                                                                             1 Tbsp chopped herbs: chives, rosemary, oregano, thyme, lavender                                                    salt & pepper to taste                                                                                                                                                 ½ piece of 70-cal whole-grain bread                                                                                                              5-6 oz green smoothie or fruit smoothie                                                                                                      hot beverage of choice, hold off on the cream and sugar as much as possible                                   2 oz canteloupe or 3 oz strawberries or 2 oz grapes

Whisk the eggs with salt & pepper to taste. Pour into a hot pan sprayed with cooking oil. When bottom of eggs are set, sprinkle the herbs over the eggs, fold, and plate with fruit. Toast the bread, brew the beverage, pour the smoothie, and you are good to go.

Antipasto with chicken   287 calories   11 g fat   5.3 g fiber   22.6 g protein   29 g carbs   208 mg Calcium PB GF – if using GF bread or eliminating        This one is a keeper. Simple, off the shelf, pretty on the plate, good to eat. The photo shows enough for 2 people. Invite a guest who is Fasting, too.Amtipasto w: herbs

2 oz roasted red pepper, without oil [I roast my own, slice and freeze them]                                                  2 oz mozzerella, cut into ‘sticks’ [I buy blocks of mozzerells for slicing]                                                  3 oz chicken breast, cooked                                                                                                                                  5 oz tomato slices                                                                                                                                                         3 oz whole green beans, steamed, drained, cooled                                                                                                    1 ½ oz marinated mushrooms                                                                                                                          1/3 c. garbanzo beans, drained if canned                                                                                                         4 black olives, pitted and sliced                                                                                                                         3 slices pepperoni, chopped                                                                                                                                1 tsp flavored olive oil, salt, chopped fresh herbs                                                                                         ½ slice 70-calorie whole-grain bread per person, OPTIONAL

Prepare the ingredients and keep separate. Combine the garbanzoes with the chopped pepperoni. On a platter, arrange the ingredients in rows as shown in the photo. Suit your own artistic nature as to what goes where. Be liberal with the fresh herbs.

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