How this Fast Diet Lifestyle works: Eat these meals tomorrow, for a calorie total of less than 600. On another day this week, eat the meals from a different post, another day of eating 600 calories or less. Eat sensibly the other days of the week. That’s it. Simple way to lose weight and be healthier.
June 6, 1944. Only a fraction of the people who participated in D-Day are still alive. In a final push to defeat Hitler in World War II, the Allied troops [United Kingdom, United States, Canada, the Free French, and Polish forces] crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France. If you have never been to the “Invasion Beaches” then watch that part of Saving Private Ryan. Only then will you appreciate the audacity and courage of that action. We visited Normandy last month. After the war, a huge effort was made to rebuild the towns and buildings that were destroyed in the Allied and German bombings — now it looks so serene and pastoral and quaint. The graveyards are moving [watching the opening scene in Saving Private Ryan is enough to make me cry.] The history is all around you. Even though it was 75 years ago, the Normans and the people of France have not forgotten. Nor should we. In honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we will start with a meal of classic Norman flavors: Camembert cheese and apples. For dinner, a mess-kit meal that the American GIs might have eaten the night of June 6 on top of the cliffs of Normandy while they pondered their gains and thought about their fallen comrades.
Camembert Bake: 146 calories 10 g fat 0.6 g fiber 9 g protein 6 g carbs [5 g Complex] 90 mg Calcium NB: The food values given above are for the egg bake and fruit only, not the optional beverages. PB GF The best-known cheese of Normandy stars in this egg dish. Easy to prepare and so delicious. I hope you will try it.
One 2-oz egg ½ oz Camembert 1 tsp Dijon mustard grating of nutmeg 2 oz strawberries OR 1.5 oz apple slices Optional: blackish coffee [53 calories] or blackish tea or lemon in hot water Optional: 5-6 oz fruit smoothie or berry-yogurt smoothie [88 calories]
Freeze the cheese, then grate it while frozen. -OR- Cut the cheese [rind and all] into small chunks and leave to soften at room temperature. Stir in the mustard and nutmeg. Whisk the egg, then stir in the cheese mixture. Pour into an oven-proof dish that has been spritzed with non-stick spray and bake at 350° F for 12-15 minutes. When the beverages are ready, plate with the fruit.
Beanie Wienies: 300 calories 4.3 g fat 8.6 g fiber 14.3 g protein 43 g carbs 74 mg Calcium PB GF My husband grew up eating this with his childhood chums. What could be simpler? And the carb count is due to the good fiber of beans and carrots. So complex.
Put the baked beans in a small sauce pan. Cut the hot dogs into 1” pieces [on the diagonal, my husband would say] and add to the pan. Warm thoroughly. Plate with the carrots and think about food memories of childhood.
Breakfast, single portion for Monday ………………… single portion for Thursday:
|1 two-oz egg + soy sauce||1.5 two-oz eggs|
|ginger + bean sprouts + scallions||pomegranate seeds/applesauce|
|crab meat + semolina flour||cinnamon + oregano|
|garlic powder + clementines||feta cheese + tomato puree|
|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|
Dinner, single portion for Monday: …………………………. single portion for Thursday:
|vindaloo seasoning + garlic||chicken breast + eggplant|
|ginger + onion + vinegar + oil + sugar||broccoli + sweet pepper + carrot|
|mushrooms + pork OR turkey||plain yogurt + zucchini|
|brown rice couscous||tandoori sauce + brown rice|
|Sparkling water||Sparkling water|