Quick and Easy

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.

Even though there are more hours of daylight in the summer, we seem to be too busy to plan a meal and cook the food.  Here are some foods for summer: easy to prepare, easy to eat, easy on the waistline.

Egg McArnold:     330 calories                                      Hold the phone! Look at those calories!! Don’t worry, this is paired with a dinner which is so far under the count that the two balance out. The Fasting version of a fast-food favorite.  Egg McArnold                                                                          1 two-oz egg                                                                                                                                                                  1 Arnold-brand multi-grain Sandwich Thin [100 calories]                                                                       ½ oz Canadian Bacon or 1 slice Jones Brand                                                                                                5-6 oz fruit smoothie or natural apple cider                                                                                             blackish coffee or tea or lemon in hot water

Open up the ‘sandwich thin’ and lightly toast it. Fry or poach the egg to your liking and cook the Canadian Bacon in the same pan. Assemble, using salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy it with your coffee in a to-go cup and the fruit smoothie. But don’t eat in the car – sit down and slowly savor this Fast food.

Strawberry-Chicken Salad: 200 calories  8.3 g fat  4.8 g fiber   16.7 g protein   16 g carbs   110 mg Calcium  PB GF   Sometimes you go through the recipe drawer and look at all the clippings and photocopies, and wonder, “Where did these come from?” This is one of those recipes, but I think it might be from Eating Well.   It is as delicious as it is lovely to look at.Strawberry-Chicken Salad

2 oz [½ cup] cubed cooked chicken breast                                                                                                  ½ cup sliced strawberries                                                                                                                                      ¼ cup kiwi, peeled and sliced                                                                                                                            1.5 cups fresh spinach                                                                                                                                             1 Tbsp slivered almonds, toasted                                                                                                                               1.5 tsp poppy seed dressing*** OR a red wine vinegar dressing with poppy seeds + a pinch of dried mustard added

***Poppy Seed Dressing –      2 tsp red wine vinegar                             1 Tbsp olive oil                         pinch salt                                     ½ tsp dried mustard                                                                                         1 tsp poppy seeds                        Whisk together vigorously.                                                                     NB: there will be dressing left over.

Toss 1 and a half tsp of dressing with the spinach. Toast the almonds in a heavy dry skillet on the stove-top until just starting to brown. Plate the greens and arrange the chicken and fruit on top. Sprinkle with the nuts. A real hit in our family.

Here are the ingredients you will need for next week’s meals:                                          breakfast, portion for one

1 two-oz egg 1.5 two-oz eggs 
 1/3 oz mushrooms Cottage cheese, low-fat
 ½ oz roast ham or 3%-fat deli ham Tomato salsa
 1 Tbsp Gruyere cheese Cooked chicken, ½ oz
 ½ cup raspberries strawberries
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

dinner, portion for two

Four 2-3” mushroom caps  cabbage    +          carrot
Clam stuffing [posted on ___________  Soy sauce  +   oyster sauce
Fresh tomatoes  Roast beef, 3.5 oz
½ oz SnapPea Crisps  7” Spring Roll Wrappers
 Oil   +            ginger, ground or fresh
Sparkling water Scallion              Srircha or other hot sauce
 Sparkling water


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