Morning to Night: avocado

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 Nolwazi.Divine who is now Following.

Do you ever find an ingredient that is SO versatile that you could eat it morning, noon, and night? Avocado is one of those.  I never ate them as a child, and my husband as a younger man thought they tasted like green soap.  But we have evolved and found that there is more to the fruit than guacamole. The origin of avocados is Southern Mexico, around 9,000 years ago.  It was a popular food in Central and South America for the Aztecs and Mayan people and today most of the world’s avocados are grown in Mexico.  Until 1915, this giant berry was called the Alligator Pear, due to its shape, but that shape has also lead to some confusion with the the words for testicle and lawyer in several   languages. They are popular today due to their creamy taste and healthy benefits. Go ahead, eat some avocados.

Avocado Toast:   273 calories   10.4 g fat   5 g fiber  14.4 g protein   32.5 g carbs   210 mg Calcium PG GF if using GF bread   Avacodo Toast has been all the rage in celebrity diets, so we decided to try it. Very nice with the egg on top and a hearty whole-grain bread underneath.Avocado Toast

1 two-oz egg                                                                                                                                                                                 o.8 oz avocado                                                                                                                                                                   1 slice 70-calorie high-nutrition whole-grain bread                                                                             blackish coffee or tea or lemon in hot water                                                                                                             ¼ cup unpasturized apple cider  -OR-   3 oz fruit smothie or green smoothie

Lightly toast the bread while you fry or poach the egg. Spread the avocado over the bread and top with the egg. Pour the beverages and you are all set for a healthy day.

Mixed Sushi: 275 calories   11.6 g fat   4.9 g fiber   16 g protein  28 g carbs  39 mg Calcium  PB GF  Our younger son introduced us to this recipe. Imagine: ‘Sushi’ without raw fish or seaweed. Good use for leftover beef and avocado. HINT: This serves 2 [two]. Invite a friend or save for lunch or 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 previous meal                                                                                                                            1 tsp rice wine vinegar                                                                                                                                              1 egg                                                                                                                                                                               1 tsp soy sauce                                                                                                                                                                 3 oz avocado, in long slices                                                                                                                                        1 oz grilled beef, in long strips OR substitute grilled chicken                                                                       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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