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May 4, 2012

My Food Diary

Oven Fried, Red Tomatoes and leftovers meal.

I used leftovers for everything in the meal except I did oven-fried red tomatoes. I won’t go over how I did the leftovers when first cooked.

2 medium-large red tomatoes
1 cup plain or self-rising flour (may need more than a cup)
2 eggs, beaten, in a bowl
1 cup ground whole wheat cereal (do in blender or food processor-until consistency you desire)
If you do not want to do the whole wheat cereal, breadcrumbs will work. I just think the cereal adds more nutrition.

Wash and slice tomatoes. Dip in flour, then egg, then in crumbs.Make sure both sides are coated.
I baked a 9 in. cake pan full of red tomato slices.
Bake in Rapid Air or NuWave Oven for about 10 minutes. Turn tomato slices over. Continue to bake about 5 more minutes (or until done).

A bit more involved with the dipping, etc.than I usually do but ever now and then it’s just nice to have the “works”! I just couldn’t stop eating those oven fried tomatoes!

*I keep this Food Diary for my personal health reasons. I’m eating healthier than I did. I make no health claims that my way of doing things is the way for anyone else to eat. I like simple, easy, healthy cooking.

April 17, 2012

Chicken, green beans, fruit salad

(LEFTOVERS)

This week I baked 4 chicken breast in a package that I forgot to bag individually.  Therefore, I have leftover chicken and leftover fruit salad.  I added green beans that were not leftovers. I don’t really like frozen, cooked foods—except for a few things.  So, I try to cook in small quantities so there are not a huge amount of leftovers.  Freezing leftovers works fine for a lot of people.  That’s great but it’s not for everyone.

I placed the chicken breast on plate, added green beans, cooked for about 1 1/2 minute to 2 minutes. Removed from microwave and added cold leftover fruit salad. Quick, easy, healthy—and no waste!  

Thanks for reading my blog.  It’s not fancy but kept for medical reasons.If any of the things I do can help another person that even better.

April 17, 2012

Chicken, green beans, fruit salad

(LEFTOVERS)

This week I baked 4 chicken breast in a package that I forgot to bag individually. Therefore, I have leftover chicken and leftover fruit salad. I added green beans that were not leftovers. I don’t really like frozen, cooked foods—except for a few things. So, I try to cook in small quantities so there are not a huge amount of leftovers. Freezing leftovers works fine for a lot of people. That’s great but it’s not for everyone.

I placed the chicken breast on plate, added green beans, cooked for about 1 1/2 minute to 2 minutes. Removed from microwave and added cold leftover fruit salad. Quick, easy, healthy—and no waste!

Thanks for reading my blog. It’s not fancy but kept for medical reasons.If any of the things I do can help another person that even better.

March 27, 2012
Last day of leftovers!
Fish, Mushrooms, Sweet Potato Fries, and Cabbage/Carrot Slaw
Today, I re-heated all in microwave, except for slaw.  I added Honey-Mustard Dressing to top of fish and to the slaw.  I just love honey-mustard dressing!  LOL

March 27, 2012

Last day of leftovers!

Fish, Mushrooms, Sweet Potato Fries, and Cabbage/Carrot Slaw

Today, I re-heated all in microwave, except for slaw.  I added Honey-Mustard Dressing to top of fish and to the slaw.  I just love honey-mustard dressing!  LOL

March 26, 2012

Leftovers day!  I try to cook in small amounts to avoid too many leftovers.  However, usually I cook at least two turkey patties, salmon patties, fish fillets, etc. I had a bit more rice mixture leftover than I thought I would this time. 

I heated the rice mixture in a skillet on stovetop, heated salmon patty in microwave.  I added a little bit of Worcestershire Sauce to the salmon patty.  It tasted good on there.  Added the leftover applesauce to the side.  Topped with sliced strawberry.  Added one whole strawberry to the plate. 

That took care of the leftovers except for tomorrow I’ll have the remaining fish fillet, cabbage/carrot/onion salad, and sweet potato fries.  Then, I have to start over.  LOL

I did some housework yesterday and as typical, I overdid it.  So, really I enjoyed not even having to think about planning something to cook.  Leftovers were really handy.  I love getting things done when I can.  It just feels so good to get things accomplished!  However, I usually pay for it the next day or two and have to rest a lot.  Fibromyalgia does me that way, plus a few other little things I have to deal with.

Thanks for looking at my Food Diary.

March 19, 2012 
My Leftovers Meal
Yeah, I know.  A lot of macaroni and starch!  One good thing, One side with the macaroni did include the turnips, apple, green bean mixture.  The other side with the macaroni has english peas and was cooked in chicken broth.  I sprinkled both with parmesan & Romano Cheese. I also had one of the Salmon patties I did last night.  The peaches were the last serving of those.  Actually, all-in-all, this wasn’t a bad meal.  Maybe now I can move on to other things.
I’ve spoken to the doctor and we have a little better understanding of “watching” what is high in potassium and what is high in cholesterol—without going crazy.  I typically cook many of the things I’ve had but wasn’t having to be so afraid until this past two weeks.  I’ve stopped buying bananas and will strictly limit oranges and orange juice though I do use orange juice in cooking sometimes.  It just won’t be often or of much quantity. Until the potassium gets down, I’ll limit how often I eat mustard greens, etc. I’ll get canned greens and leach them before using.  It shouldn’t take long to be at least normal with the potassium.
I really love all of my appliances and find that using them really saves time, energy, and helps with needing oil and grease.  Today I simply just warmed over my plate of food in the microwave. I don’t know how women even lived before all these great appliances, though I liked the “old ways” concerning family time, family togetherness, and values that are so rapidly going away. 
Thanks for taking time to read through my moaning and groaning about trying to fix healthy, decent meals. I also hope along the way that perhaps senior citizens, single folks, or special diet people can find a couple of useful things via this blog. Don’t expect to find me in “Food Beautiful”, lol or any of that type stuff.  I’m into healthy, inexpensive, time-saving, down home cooking.  I don’t use recipes much and when I do, it’s not one with rows of ingredients to try to keep up with.  LOL

March 19, 2012 

My Leftovers Meal

Yeah, I know.  A lot of macaroni and starch!  One good thing, One side with the macaroni did include the turnips, apple, green bean mixture.  The other side with the macaroni has english peas and was cooked in chicken broth.  I sprinkled both with parmesan & Romano Cheese. I also had one of the Salmon patties I did last night.  The peaches were the last serving of those.  Actually, all-in-all, this wasn’t a bad meal.  Maybe now I can move on to other things.

I’ve spoken to the doctor and we have a little better understanding of “watching” what is high in potassium and what is high in cholesterol—without going crazy.  I typically cook many of the things I’ve had but wasn’t having to be so afraid until this past two weeks.  I’ve stopped buying bananas and will strictly limit oranges and orange juice though I do use orange juice in cooking sometimes.  It just won’t be often or of much quantity. Until the potassium gets down, I’ll limit how often I eat mustard greens, etc. I’ll get canned greens and leach them before using.  It shouldn’t take long to be at least normal with the potassium.

I really love all of my appliances and find that using them really saves time, energy, and helps with needing oil and grease.  Today I simply just warmed over my plate of food in the microwave. I don’t know how women even lived before all these great appliances, though I liked the “old ways” concerning family time, family togetherness, and values that are so rapidly going away. 

Thanks for taking time to read through my moaning and groaning about trying to fix healthy, decent meals. I also hope along the way that perhaps senior citizens, single folks, or special diet people can find a couple of useful things via this blog. Don’t expect to find me in “Food Beautiful”, lol or any of that type stuff.  I’m into healthy, inexpensive, time-saving, down home cooking.  I don’t use recipes much and when I do, it’s not one with rows of ingredients to try to keep up with.  LOL

03-16-2012 

Grilled Turkey Patties, Mandarins, and Leftover Casserole

1 pkg ground turkey meat (make 4 patties) I got the 19.2 oz. pkg of lean, all natural, manually processed, no artificial ingredients

Sprinkle patties with:

pepper

oregano

Italian seasoning

Bake in drain pan that comes with Nuwave oven for about 8 minutes (or on pan in conventional oven just so the pan has holes and something under it to catch drippings)

Flip turkey burgers,sprinkle more black pepper, oregano, and Italian seasonings

Add slice of tomato on top of each burger

Bake for about 5-6 minutes

I heated the turnip, apple, green bean, and macaroni dish I had yesterday on plate I was going to eat on tonight (heated in microwave for 2 minutes)

Add burger with tomato and half of the small can of mandarins (drained) to the plate of heated leftovers and enjoy.

It’s not easy to find low potassium low cholesterol things to eat. What is good for one is not good for the other.  LOL  I did enjoy this meal though. Turkey is not considered red meat and is low in potassium and low cholesterol.  (Thank God) I ate one patty tonight and will use the other three for three more meals! (Probably a Taco Soup or veggie soup of some kind, in slow cooker with one of them).

Thanks for viewing my dilemma with this cooking experience.  I only hope I can help anyone else that might be dealing with the issue of having too much potassium and high cholesterol—and myself, too.

I use Nuwave oven, rice cooker, slow cooker, and microwave a lot.  Anything I do in Nuwave can be done in conventional oven but you will need to adjust time.