Summer’s Last Fling

   How this Fast Diet Lifestyle works: Eat these meals tomorrow. On Thursday, eat the meals that will be posted on Wednesday.  Eat sensibly the other days of the week.  That’s it.  Simple way to lose weight and be healthier.                                                                           Welcome to Chomp Chomp who is now a follower.

Tomorrow is Labor Day so this is the week-end for the third and last big “patriotic pig-out” of the Summer.  Labor Day picnics are notorious for their intake of vast quantities of food, as we subliminally stock up against the coming Winter. Oh get over it!  This is not the time to let down your guard.  You can eat well and still be in the spirit of the day.  Labor Day: the day to relax from your work, but not to relax in your Fasting.  Here are 2 good meals which take advantage of the Summer foods still available to us.                        And look at this article to help you to eat a healthy diet:

Parmesan-Chive Bake:   279 calories   7.5 g fat   3.7 g fiber   15 g protein   30 g carbs   275 mg Calcium   PB GF   While I was away for 10 days, Dear Husband invented this breakfast to take advantage of the fresh chives in the garden. Clever man. Parmesa-Chive Bake w: kiwi One 2-oz egg                                                                                                                                                            1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated                                                                                                                         1 Tbsp fresh chives, chopped                                                                                                                                   1.5 tsp reduced-fat ricotta cheese                                                                                                                            1 oz kiwi fruit                                                                                                                                                           5-6 oz fruit smoothie or green smoothie or natural apple cider                                                    blackish coffee or blackish tea or lemon in hot water

First set the toaster oven to 350 degreese F.  My Dear Husband is the one who prepares the breakfasts. He says to start the coffee next and then to prepare the smoothie. Spritz a ramekin with oil or non-stick spray. Whisk the egg with the cheeses and chives and pour into the ramekin. Bake in the toaster oven at 350 degrees F. for 12-15 minutes, depending on how you like your eggs. Prepare the kiwi fruit, pour the beverages and have an easy day.

Hot Dog & 4-Bean Salad:  277 calories   10 g fat     3.6 g fiber  16.7 g protein  21 g carbs    75.7 mg Calcium   GF   Hot Dogs and summer salads go together, even for Fasters. This meal is very straight-forward, assuming the 4-bean salad has already been prepared.Hot Dog w: 4-bean salad

1 Hebrew National reduced-fat hot dog                                                                                                              1 deviled egg [hard-boiled egg who’s yolk has been creamed with yellow mustard and black pepper]                                                                                                                                                                 ½ cup 4-bean salad***    [When I prepared this, I forgot to add the 4th bean….still delicious]                                                                                                                                        2 oz tomato broiled with ½ Tbsp Parmesan cheese

***4-Bean Salad                                                                                                                                         2 cups green beans     2 cups yellow[wax] beans                                                                                2 cups canned kidney beans      2 cups canned garbanzo beans                                                     1 cup onions, chopped          1/3 cup cider vinegar                                                                           1/2 cup sugar            1/4 cup olive oil                                                                                                 Cook the fresh beans until tender.  Drain and rinse the canned beans.                                                   Combine with the onions. Salt and pepper to taste.                                                                  Whisk together the vinegar, sugar and olive oil.                                                                           Toss with the vegetables and refrigerate 4+ hours.

Grill or pan-cook the hot dog. Prepare the deviled egg. Broil the tomato and cheese and serve up the bean salad. Simple food at summer’s end.

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