Zucchini Days

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.

It’s that time of year again: when you can’t leave the window down on a parked car for fear of someone leaving 10 pounds of zucchini in the back seat.  But there are so many good things for the Faster to do with zucchini! We will celebrate Zucchini Days at breakfast and dinner. Leave the car window down today.

Zucchini-Herb ScrOmelette: 293 calories   PB GF   Summer squashes were made to be combined with lots of herbs. Then add cheese: bliss! Zucchini ScrOmelette w: peach1 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.                                                                                     ¼ cup zucchini, grated                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 Tbsp chopped fresh herbs or more!                                                                                                              2 Tbsp grated Jarlsberg cheese                                                                                                                        1.5 oz peaches                                                                                                                                                    blackish coffee or blackish tea or lemon in hot water                                                                                 5-6 oz green smoothie or fruit smoothie or unpastureized apple cider

Put the zucchini and herbs into a lightly-spritzed non-stick saute pan. Cook until softened and most of the liquid is evaporated. Whisk the eggs with the cheese and pour into the pan. Sprinkle with the cheese and scramble it or cook as an omelette, hence ScrOmelette. Prepare the beverages and plate the peaches. Ahhhh. The taste of Summer.

Zucchini Quiche:   293 calories   13 g fat   1.9 g fiber   11.8 g protein   22 g carbs   118 mg Calcium   PB  My Aunt Betty introduced this recipe to our family years ago.  Since then, I have reduced the fat and increased the protein. HINT: The recipe makes 8 [eight!] servings, so it works well for entertaining. It will also freeze, so you could have 7 meals for the future! If freezer space is limited, cut the recipe and make only 1/3 of it, baking in a loaf pan. Then cut into 3 servings.Zucchini Quiche w: salad

To prepare Quiche: 3 cups zucchini, grated                                                                                                      2 Tbsp minced onion                                                                                                                                             1 clove garlic, minced – nothing wrong with more, if you wish                                                              1.5 cups ‘bisquick’ **                                                                                                                                                ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese                                                                                                                             2 wedges Vâche qui Rit [Laughing Cow] cheese, cut into small pieces                                                     2 tsp marjoram or oregano                                                                                                                                   2 Tbsp parsley, minced                                                                                                                                      salt and pepper                                                                                                                                                             2 oz chicken/turkey breast, cooked and finely minced                                                                              ¼ cup olive oil                                                                                                                                                          3 eggs                                                                                                                                                                              2 Tbsp milk

Mix everything together and pour into a 9×13” pan which has been lined with parchment paper or spritzed with oil or non-stick spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until beginning to brown on top. Cut into 8 pieces.

**bisquick, makes 2 cups                                                                                                                                              2 cups white whole wheat flour           pinch of salt                             2 tsp baking powder                                           2 tbsp butter                     cut the butter into the dry ingredients

To prepare Meal: 1/8th of the baked quiche                                                                                                       1 cup lettuce in bite-sized pieces                                                                                                                          1 oz tomato                                                                                                                                                                ½ tsp olive oil                                                                                                                                                           ½ tsp Balsamic vinegar

Whisk the oil and vinegar, toss with lettuce and tomato. Plate with the quiche. How easy was that?!

Ingredients for next week: breakfast, single portion

1 two-oz egg  + lots of herbs 1.5 two-oz eggs 1 oz apple or pear
 Crushed tomatoes  1 Tbsp catsup, without cornsyrup
 Anchovy + Pear  Green pepper
 Low-fat cottage cheese  Bing cherries
 Tiny bit of cooked chicken
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, single portion:

 1 Hebrew National reduced-fat hot dog  1 oz ground lamb [leftover from a roast?]
 1 hard-boiled egg + yellow mustard  1 cup Mediterranean vegetables
 4-bean salad  ¼ c cooked brown rice [left-over or fresh]
 Tomato for slicing  ½ oz Gruyere cheese
 Parmesan cheese
Sparkling water Sparkling water

 

 

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