Lenten Foods

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.

Fasting has always been a part of the pre-Easter season of Lent.  Eating less, eating foods that are more austere, depriving oneself of meat: these are among the things considered to be appropriate sacrifice and preparation for the sadness of Good Friday and the joy of Easter.  It would be simple to eat less during Lent: Fasting 2 days/week could be extended, and there are plenty of Fast meals which do not involve meat or eggs.         Here are some suggestions:

Herring Plate Breakfast: 292 calories 8.4 g fat   herring Plate w: cherries4.9 g fiber 12.6 g protein 32.8 g carbs 199 mg Calcium   PB         If you like herring, this is the breakfast for                                                                                             you. It makes a nice change from morning eggs and                                                                                    is prepared in no-time-flat. Do NOT eat herring if                                                                                  you are taking antidepressent medicine, as herring                                                                                    is high in tyramine.                                                           For the recipe, see  Unusual posted on VII-30-’17  




10-Grain Pumpkin Pudding: 277 calories 7.6 g fat  Ten-grain Pudding w: R-bs                                                                                   6.8 g fiber 12.8 g protein 41 g carbs 249.4 mg Calcium                                                                                PB The delicious, nutty grains in the                                                                                                        cereal seemed to call out for pumpkin and spices, and here’s the result. This recipe is easily prepared the night before and refrigerated for a quick and delicious breakfast. Make and extra one for the freezer.                         For the recipe, see  Thanksgiving, American Style posted on  XI-22-’17



Rumbledeethumps w: saladRumbledethumps:   243 calories  10 g fat  4 g fiber   12.6 g protein   19.5 g carbs   171.4 mg Calcium PB GF Where do you get a recipe with a name like that? Sundays At Moosewood,  of course. Hearty meals like this, made with winter vegetables are common in Scotland and Ireland. HINT: The recipe makes enough for 2 servings. Wrap half in cling-wrap and foil and freeze for another dinner. For the recipe, see Margaret of Scotland, posted XI-15-’17


Senegal Tuna-Avocado Salad: 264 calories   Senegalese Tuna:Avocado Salad                                                                                           14.6 g fat   6.4 g fiber   13.2 g protein  18 g carbs 29.8 mg Calcium  PB GF  This is my version of a meal which I enjoyed at Bissap Baobab , an excellent Senegalese restaurant in Oakland, CA.   The blend of flavors is marvelous.                                                                     For the recipe, see  Solstice, posted XII-20-’17




pomelo-shrimp salad w: chips + romainePomelo/Grapefruit-Shrimp Salad: 255 cal   6.3 g fat   3.7 g fiber   22.3 g protein   28 g carbs 93.5 mg Calcium   PB GF   The pomelos were ripe in our son and daughter-in-law’s garden, so I used some to make this meal. The recipe is from Hot Sour Salty Sweet by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid. If you can’t find pomelos, use grapefruit instead.                                                  For the recipe, see                   IV-2-’17






Ingredients for next week: breakfast, single portion

1 two-oz egg 2 two-oz eggs
 green pepper  milk
 catsup  flour   +  sugar
 onion  10 sweet cherries
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:

 pork   +  chicken  ham
 sugar  + cornstarch  1 cup oysters
 sesame oil  + sherry  onion     +  butter
 scallion  + cabbage  white wine
 chicken stock  peas
 wonton wrappers  milk
Sparkling water Sparkling water

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