A is for Apple …

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 sanoncpa who is now Following.

…and that is as American as apple pie. Mary Azarian‘s primer A Farmer’s Almanac depicts life in Northern New England via woodcuts.  “A” is of course for “Apple” and this year we had a bumper crop.  Today, our recipes begin with “A” and they illustrate how easy and delicious it is to follow the Fasting Lifestyle, starting with apples in the breakfast.

Apple-Bacon Bake:   270 calories  6.3 g fat  3.5 g fiber  14 g protein  37 g carbs  220.5 mg Calcium  PB GF   What a perfect taste for Autumn or any time of year.Apple-Bacon Bake w: pears

1 two-oz egg                                                                                                                                                               ¾ oz apple, peeled, cored, sliced thinly                                                                                                          1/8 oz bacon, diced                                                                                                                                                      1 Tbsp ricotta cheese, drained if too liquid                                                                                                         ¼ tsp Parmesan cheese                                                                                                                                                 ¼ tsp prepared mustard                                                                                                                                                                      pinch of sage                                                                                                                                                                 ¾ oz pear                                                                                                                                                           blackish coffee or tea or lemon in hot water                                                                                                 5-6 oz fruit smoothie or green smoothie or unpasturized apple cider

Spritz a ramekin with cooking spray. Set the toaster oven at 350 degrees F.  In a saute pan, cook the bacon until done. Drain away the fat and blot the bacon in paper towel. Chop the bacon. In the same pan, saute the apple slices  until softened but not mushy. Put apple and bacon in the ramekin. TIP: This can be done the night before to save time and effort in the morning.  Whisk the egg, ricotta, Parmesan, mustard, and sage together, and pour into the ramekin. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Prepare the beverages and the pear. How pleasant.

Antipasto with Tuna: 282 calories  10.6 g fat  8.7 g fiber  20 g protein  23.7 g carbs 250 mg Calcium  PB GF  This one is a keeper: simple, off the shelf, pretty on the plate, good to eat. The photo shows enough for 2 people. Invite a guest who is Fasting, too.  The amounts shown in the recipe are for ONE person.Amtipasto w: herbs

1 oz roasted red pepper, without oil [I roast my own, slice and freeze them]                                        1 oz mozzerella, cut into ‘sticks’ [I buy blocks of mozzerells for slicing]                                                         2 0z tuna, packed in water, drained and broken into large chunks                                                              2.5 oz tomato slices                                                                                                                                               1.5 oz whole green beans, steamed, drained                                                                                                                       3/4 oz marinated mushrooms                                                                                                                                3 Tbsp garbanzo beans, drained if canned                                                                                                        2 black olives, pitted and sliced                                                                                                                          1.5 slices pepperoni, chopped                                                                                                                                1/2 tsp flavored oil  [optional]                                                                                                                               salt +  chopped fresh herbs to taste

Prepare the ingredients and keep separate. On a platter, arrange the ingredients in rows as shown in the photo. Suit your own artistic nature as to what goes where. Be liberal with the fresh herbs.

Taste of Fall

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.      Have you read this? Amazing how it mirrors what Fasters eat.  Hmmmm… do I see a connection? https://www.yahoo.com/style/eating-want-lose-weight-093400700.html

Apple-Bacon Bake:  270 calories  6.3 g fat   3.5 g fiber   14 g protein  37 g carbs    220.5 mg Calcium PB GF   What a perfect taste of Autumn.Bacon:Apple Bake w: S-b&Pear

1 two-oz egg                                                                                                                                                               ¾ oz apple, peeled, cored, sliced thinly                                                                                                              1/8 oz bacon, diced                                                                                                                                                  1 Tbsp ricotta cheese, drained if too liquid                                                                                                      1 tsp Parmesan cheese                                                                                                                                                                    ¼ tsp prepared mustard                                                                                                                                       sage  + salt + pepper  to taste                                                                                                                                                           ¾ oz pear OR 1/4 cup pear and strawberry compote                                                                         blackish coffee or tea or lemon in hot water                                                                                                   5-6 oz fruit smoothie or green smoothie or unpasturized apple cider

Spritz a ramekin with cooking spray. Set the toaster oven at 350 degrees F. In a saute pan, cook the bacon until done. Drain the fat from the pan and blot the bacon in paper towel.  In the same pan, saute the apple until softened. Put apple and bacon in the ramekin. Whisk the egg, ricotta, Parmesan, mustard, and seasonings together and pour into the ramekin. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Prepare the beverages and the pear. How pleasant.

Fish Roasted with Vegetables: 234 calories  6.2 g fat  4.8 g fiber  29 g protein  16 g carbs   180.3 mg Calcium  PB GF  Delicious one-pan meal. AND it is low in calories and fat.

4 0z pollock or other white fish                                                                                                                         ½ slice bacon, sliced medium to thick                                                                                                                    2 oz carrots in 1/2” chunks                                                                                                                                                        2 oz Brussel sprouts cut in half                                                                                                                       2 oz cauliflower florets, cut in half                                                                                                                       3 oz cherry tomatoes, cut in half                                                                                                                                      1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese

Set the oven at 450 degrees F. Cook the bacon in an oven-proof pan, such as cast iron. Remove the bacon, chop it and set aside. Put the prepared vegetables in the pan and toss to coat with the bacon fat. Salt and pepper to taste. Roast for 10 minutes. Remove the vegetables in their pan from the oven. If you think they will need more than 10 minutes more of cooking, put them back in for 2-3 minutes. They will not be cooked through at this point. Turn oven down to 400 degrees F. Make room in the pan for the fish so that it is sitting on the hot pan. Salt and pepper the fish. Return the pan to the oven and bake 5-10 minutes more, depending on the thickness of the fish. Sprinkle the entire contents of the pan with Parmesan cheese and bacon.