Lammas-tide

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.

Tomorrow will be Lammas, the old Celtic celebration on their solar calendar. Originally, the multi-day festival was in honor of Lugh, the Celtic craftsman god.   Lughnasadh (pronounced Loo-NAS-ah) is the Irish name for the festival.  It marks the half-way point of summer and it was the time for harvest festivals, leading to the old English origin of the name, ‘loaf-mass.’  In the modern calendar, lacking ties to our orbit around the sun or anything else in nature, people observe Lammas [sort of] by going to county fairs and getting in on back-to-school sales.  WE will honor Lammas by eating the foods of summer with meals which are easily made, if you have the right leftovers from previous summer meals. This is very circular, isn’t it: rather like the Earth’s orbit around the sun, although that is elliptical.

Pork ‘n’ Beans Scromelette:  286 calories      8 g fat       3.1 g fiber     17.4 g protein     36 g carbs 211 mg Calcium   PB  GF   As for the inspiration for this combination, I thought, ‘Well, why not?’ And it tastes good, too – like a meal while on a summer camping trip.Pork n Bean Scromlette

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, crack 3 2-oz eggs into a jar with a lid and put it in the ‘fridge for next week                                                   1 Tbsp baked beans, straight from the can                                                                                                     ¼ oz pork tenderloin, raw or cooked, left over from a previous dinner                                                 ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce   +   ¼ tsp HP sauce                                                                                              1 oz strawberries, thawed or fresh                                                                                                                     5-6 oz fruit smoothie or pure apple cider                                                                                              blackish coffee or blackish tea or lemon in hot water

If the pork is raw, mince it and combine with the beans and a little water. Put in microwave for 45 seconds to cook the pork.                                                                                                                                       If the pork is cooked, mince it and combine with the beans. Pour pork & beans to warm into a pan which has been sprayed briefly with cooking spray. Whisk the eggs with the two sauces and pour over the pork and beans. Scramble to taste, seasoning with salt and pepper. By now the beverage is hot, the smoothie is shaken, and the strawberries are looking wonderful. Sit, eat, enjoy your breakfast at camp.

Chicken Dinner:   284 calories     4.5 g fat     9.3 g fiber    31.6 g protein   34.2 g carbs  58.2 mg Calcium  PB  GF – if you omit the Finn Crisps.  Perfect use for left-over roasted or lemon-marinated grilled chicken breast. Instead of potatoes, enjoy the crunch of high-fiber crackers. So low in calories that you may even have some lovely fruit for dessert!chicken-dinner-w-beans-carrots

4 ounces roasted/grilled breast meat, without skin                                                                                   1/2 cup [3 0z] green beans                                                                                                                                               2 oz carrots, sliced as coins                                                                                                                                  2 pieces Finn Crisp crackers                                                                                                                              1/2 cup sliced strawberries

Cook the vegetables [fresh from your garden or the farmers’ market] and plate the chicken cold. How deliciously simple.

Ingredients for next week: breakfast, single portion

On Sunday, I will discuss various items suitable for summer entertaining. 1.5 two-oz eggs
 Ham [3% fat content, from deli]
 Swiss cheese
 Cooked pork, left-over
 Mayonnaise [a dab] + dill pickle
Whatever you need for your hot beverage
Whatever you need for your smoothie

Dinner, single portion:

 4 oz bison burger
 90 calorie slider bun
 ½ cup coleslaw
 mushrooms
 catsup
Sparkling water

 

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