New & Old

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.

One key to success in life is to be flexible. There are those who like a set, predictable routine, while some people never plan ahead. For me, I like the routine of two Fast Days per week with lots of flexibility as to what we eat. Here we have a new recipe for breakfast and an old stand-by for dinner.

Fish Taco ScrOmelette: 292 calories 8 g fat 2 g fiber 18 g protein 36 g carbs 232.6 mg Calcium PB GF   Got some left-over fish and cabbage filling from your dinner tacos? Add ’em to the eggs for breakfast. Husband was leery – too unusual — but he liked them!Fish Taco ScrOmelette

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                                                                                0.6 oz cod, cooked or raw                                                                                                                                                                1 oz cabbage, shredded                                                                                                                                                  a few leaves of arugula or cilantro                                                                                                                                    cumin   +   salsa verde                                                                                                                                            1 oz applesauce                                                                                                                                                       5-6 oz fruit smoothie or green smoothie or  natural apple cider                                                      blackish coffee or tea or lemon in hot water

Mash/flake the cod and stir it into the cabbage and arugula. Douse with a few shakes of salsa verde, sprinkle with a pinch of cumin. Spritz a saute pan with non-stick spray and heat it. Put the fish/vegetables into the hot saute pan to cook and wilt, then add the eggs. Scramble together [or cook like an omelette] until the way you like it. Portion the applesauce and prepare the beverages. All set for unusual things to come your way.

Zucchini, Stuffed:   300 calories   6.2 g fat  5.4 g fiber   29 g protein    25.3 g carbs      141.5 mg Calcium   PB  HINT: this recipe makes enough for 2 [two] servings  Stuffed Zucchini1 pound Zucchini, which is 3 slim eight-inch zucchini                                                                                               5 oz chicken, cooked                                                                                                                                             ¼ tsp olive oil                                                                                                                                                            ½ cup onion, chopped                                                                                                                                           1 clove garlic                                                                                                                                                            ½ cup cooked brown rice                                                                                                                                     2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated                                                                                                                      ½ tsp salt  +  ¼ tsp paprika  +  ½ tsp dill weed   +  black pepper

Poach the whole zucchinis in simmering water for 3 minutes, then remove. Slice each one lenghtwise and scoop out the insides to leave a thin-walled boat. Chop the zucchini insides. Cook in olive oil with the onions and garlic, and take off heat. Mince the chicken. Combine the contents of the saute pan with the chicken and all other ingredients, except the Parmesan. Spoon into the zucchini boats and use it all up. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake at 350 for 20 -30 minutes.

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