43 Years

How this Fast Diet Lifestyle works: Eat these meals tomorrow. On Monday, eat the meals that will be posted on Sunday.  Eat sensibly the other days of the week.  That’s it.  Simple way to lose weight and be healthier.

Forty-three years ago tomorrow, my husband and I tied the knot.  Where have the years gone? In that time period, we built a house; made three changes to it; raised two fine sons; had two careers in education; built a vacation house; and retired. Oh! And we added several pounds and then lost them by following the Fasting Lifestyle.  We are happy together and are still finding new ways to show how much we love each other.  Preparing favorite foods is one of those ways, even on a Fast Day.  YTQ, PRE.

Chèvre/Spinach ScrOmelette: 289 calories   10.3 g fat   1.8 g fiber   18 g protein   29 g carbs 287.5 mg Calcium   PB GF   Unbelievable how delicious this is!Chevre ScrOmelette 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.                                                                                1 Tbsp chèvre cheese                                                                                                                                               3 Tbsp cooked spinach [HINT: I try to keep small containers of cooked spinach in the freezer]                                                                                                                                                                    pinch lemon-dill seasonings + salt + pepper                                                                                                                  2 oz applesauce, unsweetened                                                                                                                            3 oz fruit smoothie or natural apple cider                                                                                           blackish coffee or tea or lemon in hot water

Strain and squeeze the spinach to get all the water out. Chop the spinach. Mix the spinach and chevre with the seasonings in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk the eggs into the spinach/chevre and keep whisking until it is all mixed. Cook as you would for scrambled eggs in a lightly-spritzed pan. Portion the applesauce [unless you did this the night before], prep the hot beverage, shake or blend the smoothie and enjoy a really flavorful breakfast

Turkey Picatta:   257 calories  5 g fat   1.3 g fiber  31 g protein  21 g carbs  28 mg Calcium GFTurkey Piccata

4 oz uncooked turkey breast                                                                                                                                salt & pepper                                                                                                                                                            ½ tsp olive oil                                                                                                                                                            1 Tbsp white wine                                                                                                                                                1/3 cup chicken stock                                                                                                                                                          1.5 tsp lemon juice                                                                                                                                                       2 Tbsp shallots, minced                                                                                                                                                       pinch garlic powder                                                                                                                                                       2 tsp capers                                                                                                                                                                               3 oz tomatoes, sliced and sprinkled with salt and dried basil                                                                  ¼ cup brown rice, freshly-cooked or frozen from a previous batch

Combine the wine, stock and lemon juice. Pound the turkey meat, if needed, to even out the thickness. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat and cook the turkey on both sides until cooked through, adding a little of the stock mixture if needed. Remove turkey to a plate and keep warm. Add the stock mixture and shallots to the pan along with the garlic powder, stirring up the brown bits on the pan. Cook down until only 3-4 tablespoons of sauce remain. Lastly add the capers. Warm the rice [if using cooked left-over rice] and slice the tomatoes. Plate the rice, drizzling 1 Tbsp sauce over it. Plate the turkey, pouring the remaining sauce on it. Plate the tomatoes.

Ingredients for next week: breakfast, single portion

1 two-oz egg 1.5 two-oz eggs
1.5 – 2 Tbsp Mexican Pickle 1 oz white fish
2 Tbsp grated cheddar Cabbage                          cumin
Cumin + oregano Arugula                            salsa verde
1.5 oz grapes Applesauce, unsweetened or grapes
Whatever you need for your smoothie Whatever you need for your hot beverage
Whatever you need for your hot beverage Whatever you need for your smoothie: only 3 oz today

Dinner, single portion:

Two 5” corn tortillas ½ pound whole zucchini[s]
3 oz white fish salsa verde 2.5 oz cooked chicken breast
Fresh tomato Onion garlic
cabbage 1/4 cup cooked brown rice [left-over or fresh cooked]
Red onion Grated Parmesan paprika dill weed
Plain yogurt + lime juice + chili powder + cumin
Sparkling water Sparkling water

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