My Food Diary, Just Saying



April 5, 2012
Cheesy Grits, Scrambled egg, Toast, and Apples

1/4 cup grits
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or amount you desire)
Place grits and water in container, place in microwave, cook for 1 1/2 minutes, stir
Cook 30 seconds, stir (do this in 30 second intervals until done)
Add cheese and stir.

1 egg
1 teaspoon water
seasonings of your choice

Place egg in micro egg cooker, add water, mix with wire whisk
Cook 1 minute in microwave.
Sprinkle with black pepper and Italian seasoning

2 pieces whole wheat bread
small amount of coconut oil

Place bread in pop-up toaster when done, spread small amount of coconut oil on each piece. Slice bread in half, diagonally.

Wash apple, cut into slices or pieces. Add to plate with grits, egg, and toast.

Delicious! Not fancy but easy, quick, and good!

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.

3-15-2012 Macaroni and Veggie Plate

I’m watching my diet.  Need low potassium, low cholesterol food.

I cooked the macaroni in slow cooker

1 cup macaroni

2 cups water

Cooked veggies together in rice cooker (inserted rack)

1 large turnip

1 medium apple

1 can drained and leached green beans

I scrubbed turnip and apple with a brush.  I drained the green beans, soaked them in water, changed water after soaking several times.  This is leaching.  It helps remove potassium and sodium from foods. I left peel on apples even though I removed the peel as I ate.  Gosh, I wanted some color from some where and grew up thinking you were better off eating the peel.  Well, that’s still true except when you have too much potassium in your body as I do. It’s amazing the good things to lower cholesterol—RAISES the potassium!  Very disappointed in this. I enjoyed the meal though.  :)