Mary Goes Over

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.                                                                                                 Welcome to bomihill who is now Following.

“If Mary goes over the mountain dry, she’ll come back wet.” When I heard my grandmother’s neighbor say that, I had no idea what she meant. Turns out, it is a venerable Pennsylvania Dutch weather-forecasting axiom.  Mary of Nazareth left her hometown on May 31 to visit her cousin Elizabeth.  Elizabeth was soon to give birth to her son [John the Baptist, born June 25] and Mary went to assist her. In ecclesiastical circles, this is called ‘The Visitation of Mary‘.  Mary was also pregnant, following the visit from the Angel Gabriel, who told her she would give birth to Jesus. [Mary was unwed at the time, and I always thought that she left town to discourage gossip.]   Mary returned to her hometown on August 18.  According to the formula, if there is dry weather at the end of May, there will be wet weather in mid-August. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Today’s meals are for travelers: portable foods you can eat while walking/driving/flying.  The breakfast is a home-made version of the familiar sandwich available at the Golden Arches. And the dinner is a commonly available street food in the Western Mediterranean where Mary and Elizabeth lived.

Egg-McArnold: 283 calories   6.8 g fat   5.6 g fiber   17.7 g protein  35 g carbs [22 g Complex]  249 mg Calcium  PB  This, of course, is the Fasting version of a fast-food favorite. It even works for eating on-the-run.Egg McArnold

1 two-oz egg                                                                                                                                                                         1 Arnold-brand multi-grain Sandwich Thin [100 calories]                                                                               ½ oz Canadian Bacon or 1 slice Jones Brand [20 calories/slice]                                                                                             1 oz grapes                                                                                                                                                     blackish coffee or tea or lemon in hot water                                                                                                 NO SMOOTHIE today

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 but don’t eat in the car – sit down and slowly savor this Fast food.

Felafel Pockets:  273 calories  5.5 g fat  7.8 g fiber  14 g protein  48 g carbs  90 mg Calcium PB  This preparation uses two pita pockets from one pita bread. Each serving is 1 and ½ pockets. [HINT: Save the other half for tomorrow’s lunch]Falafel in pita w: veg

1 whole wheat pita bread, about 140 calories                                                                                                           6 falefel patties total, 3 per pita pocket [see Stocking Up, January 3 ’18]                                                       1/2 cup vegetable salsa [see SPICY May 23 ’18]

Prepare the salsa and let stand while you warm the felafel. Cut the pita bread into 2 equal pockets. If frozen, warm the felafel. Put some of the salsa into each pocket, then add 3 felafel patties. Spoon the remaining salsa on top. Cut one of the filled pockets in half and eat that tomorrow.

Ingredients for next week: breakfast, single portion

1 two-oz egg 1.5 two-oz eggs
 canned, roasted green chilis  sugar   + leek
 one crepe [see Sidekicks……  crab meat
 pear  soy sauce
 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, single portion:

 !/2 cup cooked brown rice  halibut filet
 rice wine vinegar  olive oil    +   spinach
 one 2-oz egg  shallot   +  Scallion
 avocado     +  cucumber  Thai red curry paste
 grilled beef  chicken broth  +  lime juice
 smoked salmon  +  soy sauce  light coconut milk
Sparkling water Sparkling water
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