A Full Day of Low Carbs
everyone. I am currently in sunny south California. The food here is dietetic,
shall we say. Thus your next menu. I am having a blast though. Sometimes it's
good just to chill. I'm leaving Saturday to go to New York. So much for chilling.
Beth, you'd better be ready. I should return with some very entertaining stories,
however. But you guys know me, you should not settle for less.
the mean time, here is your low calorie, low carb menu. I personally hate low
carb. Carbs are my favorite thing. But, alas, your buttt will be smaller without
them. One must suffer from time to time. This is not my regular format, I'm
giving you breakfast lunch and dinner with even a dessert!
Full Day of Low Carbs
Eggs and Ham
Salad with Roasted Chicken
Smothered Tex-Mex Meatloaf with Avocado
Eggs with Ham:
cups washed ready to eat spinach (10 ozs)
tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
and freshly ground pepper to taste
lb sliced lean ham, cut into strips
teaspoons olive oil
the spinach in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Sprinkle
with the Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper. Chop the spinach into
bite sized pieces and divide between 2 plates. Set a medium sized nonstick skillet
over medium heat. Add ham and sauté for 2 minutes or until slightly browned.
Divide evenly over the beds of spinach. Add the olive oil to the same skillet.
Break the eggs into the skillet and fry until set, about 1 minute. Using a spatula,
gently turn them over. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve the eggs over the
ham and spinach.
serving: 337 calories, 37 G protein, 10 G Carb
Salad with Roasted Chicken:
celery stalks chopped into 1/4 inch pieces 1 medium size green bell pepper,
chopped into 1/4 inch pieces 10 large red lettuce leaves, sliced into 1/4 pieces
8 broccoli florets, chopped into 1/4 inch pieces 1/4 cup no sugar added oil
and vinegar dressing 2 scallions, sliced into 1/4 inch pieces 1/2 pound roasted
chicken breast, skin removed, and cut into 1/4 inch pieces.
the celery, bell pepper, lettuce, and broccoli in a medium sized bowl. Add the
dressing and toss. Add the scallions and chicken, and toss again. Divide between
2 plates and serve.
serving: 401 calories, 40 G protein, 14 G Carb
smothered Tex-mex Meatloaf with Sliced Avocado:
cup thinly sliced red onion
cup thinly sliced mushrooms
ounces ground veal
and freshly ground pepper
large tomato diced
cup chopped fresh cilantro
small jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
teaspoon ground cumin
tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking tray with foil and spray with olive oil.
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat and spray with olive oil. Add
the onions and mushrooms and saute for 5 minutes. Combine the vegetables with
the ground veal and egg whites in a medium sized mixing bowl. Add salt and pepper
to taste. Place the meat directly on the baking tray and shape into 2 loaves
about 6x3 inches each. Bake 20 minutes. While the loaves bake, combine the diced
tomato, cilantro, jalapeno, cumin, and lime juice in a small bowl. Season with
salt and pepper to taste. Spoon the salsa over the meatloaves and serve on 2
plates with the avocado.
small avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
tablespoon no sugar added oil and vinegar dressing
and pepper to taste
the avocado slices next to the meatloaf and drizzle with the dressing. Season
with salt and pepper to taste. Simple but good!
serving: 521 calories, 46 G protein, 16 G Carb
envelope plain gelatin
cup cold water
cup boiling water
envelopes sugar substitute such as Equal
tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
cup strong black coffee (decaf)
tablespoons heavy whipping cream
the gelatin in the cold water for 5 minutes. Pour the boiling water into the
cold water to dissolve the gelatin. Stir in the sugar substitute, cocoa powder,
and coffee. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate for one hour to set. Remove the
gelatin from the refrigerator and whip with and electric beater. Add the cream
and continue to whip until fluffy. Pour into 2 dessert dishes and refrigerate
to gel, about 15 minutes.