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.

Antipodes” is a word which I first encountered in Alice in Wonderland. As Alice fell down the rabbit hole, she wondered where she would end up — perhaps the antipodes..?  Of course for years I pronounced it ann’-tee-podes instead of ann-tip’-o-dees. But now I know better.  Once we sat down with our sons and an atlas to determine where the antipode of our NH community was.  It was in the Indian Ocean.  When I recently asked Google to do the search, the answer was that Boston, Massachusetts was the antipode [or at least the nearest community to it] of Augusta, Western Australia. Have fun figuring out your antipode.                                                                                                                                              Today’s meals represent the antipodes of Boston and Augusta. The breakfast is full of Boston references, while the dinner features chicken. I always associate Australia with lamb, but statistics show that more people prefer poultry in that sun-burnt country, so chicken is for dinner.

B-O-S-T ScrOmelette: 302 calories  7.9 g fat   3.4 g fiber  16.5 g protein  38 g carbs [33 g Complex]  220 mg Calcium  PB GF  The beans are for Boston’s nickname: beantown. The green onions are for the Green Monster at Fenway Park. The shrimp are for the strong maritime tradition. The tomatoes are because summer is too short.BOST ScrOmelette

1 ½ two-oz 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 Tbsp white beans, preferable small ‘navy’ beans                                                                                       2 Tbsp green onion, green part of scallions sliced                                                                                     1/4 oz shrimp, preferably tiny Northern shrimp OR larger shrimp chopped                                          1 oz tomato, diced and drained in a sieve overnight                                                                                     1-1/2 oz nectarine slices                                                                                                                                   black coffee or black tea or lemon in hot water 5-6 oz green smoothie or fruit smoothie

Put the beans, onion, shrimp, and tomato in a warm non-stick pan spritzed with non-stick spray or olive oil. Cook until warmed. Whisk the eggs with salt and pepper and pour over the other ingredients in the pan. Scramble or cook as an omelette. Pour the beverages of your choice, plate the fruit, and plate the eggs.

Chicken Tetrazzini:   281 calories  5.6 g fat  3.9 g fiber   26.6 g protein   23 g carbs   103 mg Calcium PB  This well-known dish is infamously high in fat and calories…. Until now. Enjoy it without guilt.Chicken Tetrazzini w: broc:carrots

3 oz chicken breast                                                                                                                                                                   ¼ cup Béchamel sauce without cheese [see Sidekicks II, October 4, 2018]                                    1 tsp sherry wine                                                                                                                                                                     1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese                                                                                                                                                                         1 oz capelli d’angelli pasta [angel hair]  nb: 100 calories/1 oz                                                                                                                  1 oz carrot + 2 oz broccoli

If the chicken is raw, slice it thinly and poach it in water until it is just cooked through. Start cooking the pasta and the vegetables. [TIP: if you have a steamer, you could do it in the same pot at the same time.] Warm the Béchamel sauce, then add the sherry, Parmesan, and chicken. Taste for seasonings. Drain the pasta and stir into the sauce. Plate with the vegetables. Delicious.

Ingredients for next week: breakfast, single portion

1 two-oz egg Left-over Salmon Quiche from Monday
watercress sauce [Sidekicks II, 4 Oct 2017]
ricotta cheese
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:

6 two-oz eggs sliced roasted chicken breast
cooked salmon BBQ sauce
zucchini 90-calorie slider rolls, whole wheat
onion  +  dill we coleslaw [see Sidekicks II, 4 Oct, 2017]
reduced-fat ricotta cheese
plain yogurt
Sparkling water Sparkling water

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