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.
There are many famous saints, and Cecilia is one of them. Why? According to the Golden Legend, she was a patrican Roman who was determined to remain chaste as a commitment to Christianity. On the night of her parent-induced wedding, she told her groom, Valerian, that if he touched her he would be killed by her guardian angel. He converted to Christianity and they lived as brother and sister. She died a martyr, as did Valerian. But the story has holes. Cecilia or Cecily lived in the 1st century or the 2nd century; in Rome or in Sicily. She is not mentioned in the early lists of martyrs and does not come on the radar until the late 5th century when Pope Gelasius wrote her name into his Book of Sacraments. In 1599, her body was found in the catacombs [no inscriptions or other identification], and as proof of her saintliness, it was not decayed. Did Cecilia exist? Probably not, according to Franciscanmedia. Even Catholic Online suggest that her Romeo and Juliet story of Platonic Love was written to counter then-popular sensual love stories writtten in Greek. At any rate, Cecilia was associated with music and inspired a flowering of tunes written specifically for church services. Cecilia is remembered more today for the music festivals and works of art she inspired, rather than for her faith. She has been depicted in music by Handel, in art by Raphael, in poetry by Dryden, and in a choral piece with words by W.H. Auden with music by Benjamin Britten. Because both ‘sweet cecily‘ and ‘valerian‘ are the names of herbs, our meals today will feature chives, thyme, oregano, and rosemary in a symphony of flavors.
Chive-Parmesan Scramble: 300 calories 10 g fat 2 g fiber 19.5 g protein 27.6 g carbs [10 g Complex] 390 mg Calcium PB GF This is the Scramble version of my Dear Husband’s ‘Bake’ of the same ingredients. Still wonderful!
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 3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese 3 Tbsp minced fresh chives 1 oz kiwi fruit 5-6 oz fruit smoothie, green smoothie, or natural apple cider blackish coffee or tea or lemon in hot water
Whisk together the chives, cheese, and eggs. Turn into a hot pan spritzed with oil or non-stick spray. Scramble to perfection and plate with the fruit. Pour your choice of beverages and dig into a bright breakfast, even on a grey day.
Chicken Parmesan: 238 calories 2.6 g fat 4.7 g fiber 31 g protein 11.4 g carbs 242.5 mg Calcium PG GF – if using GF bread At last! The restaurant classic made suitable for Fasters. And it is delicious.
3-½ oz raw chicken breast meat, boneless, skinless 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated 1 tsp dried oregano + 1 tsp dried thyme ¼ oz whole-grain breadcrumbs, fresh not dried 1 Tbsp milk ¼ cup marinara sauce, homemade [see SAUCY, 6 December, 2017] or jarred + rosemary ¾ oz mozzarella, grated 2 Tbsp low-fat cottage cheese 1 cup baby greens + ½ oz grated carrots + ½ tsp olive oil + ½ tsp red wine vinegar
Heat the toaster oven to 350°F. Spritz an oven-proof pan with non-stick spray or olive oil. Pour the milk onto a small plate. On another plate combine the Parmesan and bread crumbs with salt and pepper. Cream the mozzarella and cottage cheeses together until well-combined. Dip the chicken in the milk on both sides. Dredge the chicken in the crumb/cheese/herb mixture to coat it completely. Place on the oven-proof pan and spray with olive oil. Bake the chicken about 10 minutes, until golden. Top the chicken with the marinara sauce, then mound the cheese over it. Broil for 5 minutes until the cheese is melty and starting to brown. Prepare the salad ingredients and toss with dressing.
Breakfast, single portion
|1 two-oz egg||1.5 two-oz eggs|
|chorizo sausage||low-fat ricotta|
|chèvre + pear||herbs, dried or fresh|
|Dijon mustard + Herbes de Province||applesauce|
|Whatever you need for your smoothie||Whatever you need for your smoothie|
|Whatever you need for your hot beverage||Whatever you need for your hot beverage|
|tilapia + egg + white whole wheat flour||firm-fleshed fish [swordfish/tuna]|
|sweet potato + canola oil||eggplant + red/yellow bell pepper|
|granulated garlic + asparagus||cherry tomatoes + salad fixings|
|paprika + lime juice||corn kernels + butter|
|Sparkling water||Sparkling water|