Crossroads: Mediterranean

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 Nourish Naturally who is now Following.

There are some locations so remote you wonder how Lonely Planet finds them.  Then there are other places that have had so many waves of visitors that you wonder how they have their own identity.  Malta and Sicily, the islands off Italy, are such crossroads. The Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Minoans, the Romans, the Arabs, the Normans, the crusaders: all left their mark. Every one seems to have been there. Odysseus sailed through the Strait of Messina [Scylla + Charybdis] and even Saints Luke and Paul set foot on the islands.                                                                                                                                  Are you ‘between Scylla and Charybdis’ about your health and dieting?  You want to lose weight, but you don’t know how to begin?  Eat these meals tomorrow and see how you like Fasting. The breakfast features many of the flavors of Malta in one savory meal.  The dinner combines tuna [common in the Mediterranean] with local produce to make a fine, quick meal for any time of year.

Maltese ScrOmelette:   293 calories  8.4 g fat  3.5 g fiber  18 g carbs  252 mg Calcium   PB GF  With the fish, the vegetables, and the fruit, these flavors have “Malta” written all over them.Maltese ScrOmelette          1 ½ eggs HINT: If you are serving one person, crack three 2-oz eggs into a small bowl or glass measuring cup. Whip up those eggs and pour half of their volume, into a jar with a lid and put it in the ‘fridge for next week                                                                                                  1/4 oz cooked tuna                                                                                                                                                    2 Tbsp frozen spinach                                                                                                                                                               2 Tbsp Mediterranean Vegetables, chopped [for recipe, see SIDEKICKS II Oct 4, 2017]                      ½ clementine                                                                                                                                                blackish coffee or blackish tea or lemon in hot water                                                                                                  5-6 oz green or fruit smoothie or unpasteurized apple cider

Thaw and chop the spinach, and drain it through a small sieve. Break the tuna into small bits. Combine all vegetables with the tuna. Heat the ingredients briefly in an oil-misted non-stick pan, then pour in the whisked eggs. Cook to your preference. Serve with the fruit and the beverages of choice. Sunny flavors!

Tuna with Grilled Vegetables:  244 calories  7 g fat  3.9 g fiber  29 g protein  14.6 g carbs [10.6 g Complex]  32.5 mg Calcium  PB GF  The recipe comes from the Fast Diet Book and it is wonderful. So pretty on the plate.tuna & grilled veg

6 oz tuna steak                                                                                                                                                          4 oz red bell peppers                                                                                                                                                      5 oz zucchini                                                                                                                                                                2 oz cherry tomatoes                                                                                                                                                              1 tsp olive oil                                                                                                                                                      splash of lemon juice

Cut the peppers into long strips. Same with the zucchini. Toss all the vegetables with the olive oil. Cook the tuna and vegetables on a grill pan or grill, 3 minutes on each side. Serve with the lemon juice. Delicious and quick.

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