Something Meaty

“Isn’t dieting all about eating salads?! Yuck. Rabbit food.”  Sound like anyone you know? Someone who puts off improving their health out of fear of having to eat a steady diet of vegetables? Yes, vegetables and fruits are important components of a balanced eating plan.  But the Fasting Lifestyle includes lots of foods. Today, we emphasize menus with good meaty taste.

 

Ham & Cheese ScrOmelette    309 calories   10.1 g fat    1.9 g fiber     15.8 g. protein   29 g carbs 197 mg Calcium      GF     You can prepare this as an omelette or as scrambled eggs. Either way, its a winner.  We love the way this tastes!ham-cheese-scromlette-w-applesauce

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 into a jar with a lid and put it in the ‘fridge for next week.                                                                                           ¼ oz Jarlsberg cheese                            salt, pepper, herbs to taste                                                                                                                 ¼ oz ham [I calculated the fat and calories for this recipe based on left-over roast ham. If you use 3% fat ham, you will lower both those values]                                                                              1 and ½ oz applesauce                                                                                                                                  blackish coffee or blackish tea or lemon in hot water                                                                                  5-6 oz fruit smoothie or green smoothie

Spritz a little non-stick spray in a pan and warm it.  Put the ham into the hot sauté pan to warm it briefly, then add the eggs and cheese. Scramble together [or cook like an omelette] until the way you like it. Plate with the fruit, warm your beverage, shake the smoothie. Good.

Bison Burger Dinner: 260 calories       GF         Rather than my telling you what to eat with your burger, I’ll give you options. Use any good veg from your ‘frige, garden or freezer.bison-burger-w-carrots-beets

one 4-oz bison burger 124 calories 2 g fat o g fiber 25 g protein o g carb                                                 ½ oz mushrooms       8 calories o.1 g fat o.3 g fiber o.2 g protein 2 g carb                                                         1 tsp curried catsup   8 calories o.1 g fat o g fiber o.1 protein 2 g carbs

Side vegetables: your choice to total up to 120 calories                                                                                2 oz cooked beets   24 calories   o.2 g fat  1.6 g fiber  1 g protein  5.4 g carbs  5.4 mg Calcium       2 oz carrots    23 calories   0.1 g fat   1.6 g fiber   0.6 g protein   5.4 g carbs    18.4 g Calcium             1/3 c. baked beans   79 calories  0.3 g fat  3.4 g fiber  4 g protein  18 g carbs   29 mg Calcium       2 oz broccoli     20 calories   o.2 g fat   1.4 g fiber   1.6 g protein   3.8 g carbs    26 mg Calcium      2 oz green beans  18 calories  0.2 g fat  2 g fiber   1.0 g protein   4 g carbs    21 mg Calcium          2 oz peas    44 calories      0.2 g fat      3.2 g fiber      8 g protein    8 g carbs     13.6 mg Calcium

Sprinkle a small, hot skillet with Kosher salt. Put the burger on the salt and turn down the heat to medium-low. Cook one 4 oz bison burger on one side for about 3 minutes. Flip it and cook until done as well as you’d like.  Put on a plate to stay warm. Sides: Add some water to the pan and stir/ cook the mushrooms until soft.  Meanwhile prepare your vegetables.  To serve, put the ketchup on the burger, top with mushrooms. Arrange those colorful sides on the plate and get ready for some good eating.

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