My Food Diary, Just Saying

April 29, 2012

My Food Diary, medical reasons, my choice to keep diary

Veggie Salad and Crackers

I wasn’t very hungry today but knew I needed something nutritious. I recently got fresh veggies and I know they don’t last forever—so I needed to use some of those first.

I simply chopped up lettuce, bell pepper, yellow onion, green onion, celery, and tomatoes. I layered it as I went, knowing I could eat that way or stir it up after it was done. I did add a small amount of low-fat dressing (especially considering the large size salad) and ate with a few whole wheat crackers.

Delicious, filling, fast, easy, and healthy!

April 26, 2012

Ground Turkey,Rice, Veggie—Stuffed Bell Peppers, Carrot and Tiny Bit of cabbage Slaw, and Sliced Tomatoes.

I like to avoid as much fat as I can. I use drip pan with Nuwave oven to allow meat to cook but not have the fat, etc.

Ground Turkey, (I made two patties)
Black ground pepper or seasoning of your choice)
Place patties on drip pan, bake about 10 minutes, flip patties, bake for about 10 minutes more. Test for doneness. This was fresh ground turkey, not frozen as I frequently do.

While cooking Ground Turkey, cook rice in rice cooker
1 cup rice
2 cups water
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/4-1/2 onion, chopped (amount depends on your taste)
Small amount black ground pepper
Cook all of this in rice cooker together. I just put rice in, water, and put the chopped veggies on top of that and turned the cooker on. LOL

When rice is done and ground turkey patties are done, crumble patties into the rice mixture and stir.

2 bellpeppers, washed and cored
Stuff bellpeppers with cooked rice, veggie, and meat mixture. Bake on drip pan of Nuwave for about 15 minutes. When done, add to plate with sliced tomatoes, and carrot slaw. I added a small amount of prepared, low fat dressing to my serving of carrot salad.

2 large carrots
1/4 head cabbage (if desired)
Process with food processor.

I enjoyed this very much. It was actually fast, easy, and healthy. Thanks for your interest in my blog about “My Food Diary”—kept for medical reasons—my choice. :)

April 24, 2012

Tuna Salad Sandwich, Green beans, and Fresh Tomatoes

1 large can tuna„, drained
2 stalks celery
1/4 to 1/2 cup onion (depends on taste you desire)
(Chop celery and onion in small food chopper. Add to tuna mixture.)
1 T. Sweet pickle relish
Spicy mustard, to taste
Black ground pepper or seasonings of your choice
Add above ingredients together in bowl. (This mixture will usually be enough for one person to eat for a couple of days)

Couple of leaves fresh lettuce (washed and dried)
1 or 2 Sliced tomatoes
2 slices whole wheat bread, toasted. 
Place mixture on slice of toasted whole wheat bread, top wilth lettuce and sliced tomatoes.
Add top slice of toasted bread, cut in half diagonally.

1 can green beans
Place serving of green beans on microwavable plate.  Heat 45 seconds to 1 minute.  Add cut sandwich to plate, and add more sliced tomatoes to plate.  Very good, fast, easy, and nutritious.

April 24, 2012

Tuna Salad Sandwich, Green beans, and Fresh Tomatoes

1 large can tuna„, drained
2 stalks celery
1/4 to 1/2 cup onion (depends on taste you desire)
(Chop celery and onion in small food chopper. Add to tuna mixture.)
1 T. Sweet pickle relish
Spicy mustard, to taste
Black ground pepper or seasonings of your choice
Add above ingredients together in bowl. (This mixture will usually be enough for one person to eat for a couple of days)

Couple of leaves fresh lettuce (washed and dried)
1 or 2 Sliced tomatoes
2 slices whole wheat bread, toasted.
Place mixture on slice of toasted whole wheat bread, top wilth lettuce and sliced tomatoes.
Add top slice of toasted bread, cut in half diagonally.

1 can green beans
Place serving of green beans on microwavable plate. Heat 45 seconds to 1 minute. Add cut sandwich to plate, and add more sliced tomatoes to plate. Very good, fast, easy, and nutritious.

March 21, 2012

Stuffed Bell Pepper with Applesauce and Whole Wheat Crackers

1 cup raw rice, add two cups liquid, place in rice cooker, turn on rice cooker. Takes about 20 minutes to cook.  My liquid was 1/4 apple juice, 1/4 cup salsa, and 1 1/2 cups water.

Bake bell peppers in Nuwave Oven, 1 inch rack, for about 10 minutes, turn pan and continue to bake for 5 minutes or until done

Saute mushrooms in very small amount of olive oil (very, very small amount) add chopped onions and chopped celery.  Saute all while the peppers and rice are cooking.  I did this on stovetop burner. I added a sprinkle of black pepper and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning. I did not add salt to anything.

When rice is done, add it to the skillet with the mushrooms, onion, and celery. Stuff bell pepper with this mixture and add to a plate.  Place about 1/2 cup applesauce next to the stuffed pepper and sprinkle with cinnamon.  Add about 5 whole wheat crackers.  Your meal is done!  Should be healthy, filling, and salt free. Enjoy!

These dishes could be done with conventional oven, stove top, microwave, as well as the appliances I like to work with, which I named.

I am keeping more or less a journal of some of the things I prepare.  Some will be repeats or a variation, depending on the ingredients I have on hand. I love BellPeppers baked.  Last time I did those, I did not use meat.  Today, I used ground turkey.
I cooked the rice in the rice cooker. Before I turned on the rice cooker,   I added chopped celery, chopped onion, even a little chopped bellpepper, chopped green onion (in addition to yellow onion), I also used one-half apple juice for the liquid and the other half was water. 
I put about 1/4 pound of FROZEN ground turkey in a drip pan.  Placed drip pan on one inch rack in the Nuwave Oven.  I placed an aluminum pan beneath the rack and added about one-half cup water to the aluminum pan.  I baked the ground turkey for about ten minutes, turned it and baked it for about five more minutes.  This was baking as the rice cooked in the rice cooker.
When the rice mixture and ground turkey were cooked, I added the ground turkey to the rice mixture.  I cut the bellpeppers in half, stuffed with the rice/ground turkey mixture, added ground black pepper and more chopped green onions. The stuffed peppers were in a cake pan.  I placed the green beans in center of the pan and let that cook with the peppers.  Baked the stuffed peppers for about ten minutes on one in rack, in the Nuwave Oven.
Opened a can of mixed fruit cocktail, drained.  I did not eat bread with this. 
Delicious, healthy, quick, and simple.  The ingredients are added according to availability.  There is no set amount of anything except the rice.  Say 1 cup rice and 2 cups liquid. 
I like simplicity and uncomplicated meals. Save the complicated stuff for the professionals—when you go out to eat!

I am keeping more or less a journal of some of the things I prepare.  Some will be repeats or a variation, depending on the ingredients I have on hand. I love BellPeppers baked.  Last time I did those, I did not use meat.  Today, I used ground turkey.

I cooked the rice in the rice cooker. Before I turned on the rice cooker,   I added chopped celery, chopped onion, even a little chopped bellpepper, chopped green onion (in addition to yellow onion), I also used one-half apple juice for the liquid and the other half was water.

I put about 1/4 pound of FROZEN ground turkey in a drip pan.  Placed drip pan on one inch rack in the Nuwave Oven.  I placed an aluminum pan beneath the rack and added about one-half cup water to the aluminum pan.  I baked the ground turkey for about ten minutes, turned it and baked it for about five more minutes.  This was baking as the rice cooked in the rice cooker.

When the rice mixture and ground turkey were cooked, I added the ground turkey to the rice mixture.  I cut the bellpeppers in half, stuffed with the rice/ground turkey mixture, added ground black pepper and more chopped green onions. The stuffed peppers were in a cake pan.  I placed the green beans in center of the pan and let that cook with the peppers.  Baked the stuffed peppers for about ten minutes on one in rack, in the Nuwave Oven.

Opened a can of mixed fruit cocktail, drained.  I did not eat bread with this.

Delicious, healthy, quick, and simple.  The ingredients are added according to availability.  There is no set amount of anything except the rice.  Say 1 cup rice and 2 cups liquid.

I like simplicity and uncomplicated meals. Save the complicated stuff for the professionals—when you go out to eat!