Mixed up

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 healthybodysupport who is now Following.

Do you have those days when things seem all mixed up and normal tasks don’t seem normal at all?  With luck, those are infrequent, although those who study the brain counsel us not to get in a rut.  Learn a new skill; go home a different way; eat with the other hand.  Shaking up the routine can build new neural networks in the brain, which is good for brain health.  Fasting is also good for brain health.  One study showed that mice who ate a calorie restriction diet actually grew new neurons!  I’m all for that.

Today’s meals mix it up a bit.  The eggs are flavored with the green chiles of New Mexico — but instead of rolling it in a tortilla, we’ll use a French buckwheat crêpe.  The dinner is a sushi which is not in rolls and does not contain raw seafood.  The word ‘sushi’ really means ‘sour-tasting rice’ and we do serve rice here with lots of delicious toppings as an Edo-style scattered sushi.

Green Chile-Egg Crêpe:     PB    The bite of the green chiles, the nutty taste of the crêpe, the rich taste of egg: what a remarkable flavor combination. Eat with a fork or pick it up in your hand.Green Chili-Egg Crepe

1 crêpe [see SIDEKICKS I, Sept 17, 2017 for recipe]                                                                                 one 2-oz egg                                                                                                                                                                    2 Tbsp roasted green chiles                                                                                                                                     1 oz pears                                                                                                                                                         blackish coffee, blackish tea, or lemon in hot water                                                                                  5-6 oz smoothie or natural apple cider

Whisk the egg with the chiles and pour into a 6” cast iron pan or small saute pan spritzed with non-stick spray. [If serving two, pour egg mixture into a 4×6” oven-proof dish spritzed with non-stick spray. Bake at 350 F. for 12 minutes] Cook the egg by gently lifting the edges to allow un-cooked egg to flow underneath. Meanwhile, gently heat the crêpe: wrap in a tea-towel and put in the microwave for 1 minute OR put in an un-greased saute pan over low heat for 1 minute, then turn over for another 30 seconds. Plate the crêpe with the fruit, put the egg on top of it, then fold over. Pour the beverages and put some zip in your morning.

Mixed Sushi:   286 calories  8.5 g fat   3.6 g fiber  18.8 g protein   33.7 g carbs   39 mg Calcium  PB GF   Our younger son introduced us to this recipe.  Imagine: ‘Sushi’ without raw fish. Good use for leftover beef and avocado. HINT: This serves 2 [two]. Invite a friend or save for lunch/dinner another day. Made to be served at room temp.Mixed Sushi

1 cup brown rice, cooked and cooled HINT: Make the day before and refrigerate or use leftovers from a meal                                                                                                                                               1 tsp rice wine vinegar                                                                                                                                                             1 egg                                                                                                                                                                              1 tsp soy sauce + pinch sugar [sugar is optional]                                                                                           3 oz avocado, in long slices                                                                                                                                   1 oz grilled beef, in long strips OR substitute grilled chicken breast                                                                  2 oz smoked salmon, in long slices                                                                                                                       2 oz cucumber OR zucchini in long slices

Combine the rice with the vinegar and let sit. Whisk the soy sauce with the egg and cook the egg as a flat omelette in a lightly-spritzed non-stick pan. Remove from the pan and cut into long strips. Slice the avocado, beef, salmon, and cucumber in long strips, but not longer than the diameter of the bowl in which you will serve it. Put the rice into two bowls with a wide diameter. Distribute the rice evenly over the bowl. Lay the other ingredients on top of the rice in what ever arrangement pleases you. Serve with extra soy sauce and enjoy a quick meal.

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