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Got no time at all for dieting? Your life is so hectic that all you can do is grab fast food on the run? Hold it right there, my friend: we’re going to put the FAST in Fasting. The Fasting Lifestyle has something for everyone and today’s menus go on the plate in no time flat. Any more excuses?

Dutch Breakfast 290 calories   8 g fat  3.8 g fiber    16 g protein  36 g carbs    210 mg Calcium GF – if using GF bread   This meal is inspired by a breakfast I enjoyed in Amsterdam in 1969. That was served in a hotel restaurant, but you can pull this together in no time at home, using ingredients straight out of the ‘fridge.Dutch b-fast, h-b egg

one 2-oz egg, hard-boiled or coddled HINT: the hardboiled egg can be made days before ½ oz ham, low-fat from the deli                                                                                                                      ½ of an Arnold Multi-grain Sandwich Thin [50 cal] OR ½ slice 70-cal multi-grain bread [35 cal] OR one “Holland Rusk” [35 cal]                                                                                                                1/4 oz [1/2” cube] Jarlsberg cheese [if you used less bread, you could have more cheese]                         2 oz melon or apple or pear OR a mixed fruit cup                                                                                              4 oz fruit smoothie or green smoothie or unpasturized apple cider                                                   blackish coffee or blackish tea or lemon in hot water

Warm the ham in a skillet, toast the bread, brew your beverage, slice the fruit, cube the cheese. Prepare the smoothie or take the other half of the smoothie recipe from ‘fridge and shake it to mix.

Baltic Bake:  280 cal    5.5 g fat    6.6 g fiber   11 g protein   29 g carbs    75.5 mg Calcium GF Believe it or not, this is from the book Two Fat Ladies Obsessions. The meal has wonderful Eastern European flavors and is so simple to prepare that I assembled it in 16 minutes!!baltic-bake-in-pasta-bowl

1.5 low-fat hot dogs [I like Hebrew National reduced-fat]                                                                                ½ cup canned or bagged or fresh sauerkraut, drained;  reserve some juice                                                                                                   ¼ c pickled beets, drained                                                                                                                                            ¼ c sliced onions                                                                                                                                                    ½ tsp horseradish                                                                                                                                                    2 Tbsp white beans, rinsed and drained

Put the hot dogs [frozen or thawed] and onions in a saucepan with a little water or some juice from the sauerkraut. Heat until the dogs are cooked and most of the liquid is evaporated. Remove the dogs and add remaining ingredients to the pan to heat. Cut the hot dogs into 5-6 pieces and put them back in the pan until all ingredients are heated through.

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