My Food Diary, Just Saying

My Food Diary July2, 2012

Since I’ve cut back on bread intake, I seldom treat myself to waffles.  I had fruit, non-dairy topping, and canned blueberry pie filling on hand. So, yes—I did it.  LOL (and yes, overdid it, too!) One good thing about waffles, you can prepare a few and freeze the extras)

Rather simple to make with packaged mix and canned pie filling. Chop the fruit and place in a bowl or add to top of waffles when ready to serve. Add syrup, if desired. I included photo of both.

*My methods or choice of foods may not be for suitable for everyone.

My Food Diary July1, 2012
I just couldn’t stand it any longer! LOL I was hungry for watermelon and decided to cut it today. Oh, well—I’ll have plenty for July 4th. LOL
 I cut about half the watermelon, removed rind and seed, cut into chunks, and bagged. Doing it that way takes less room in the refrigerator and makes it easier to “nibble”. LOL  I filled 2 quart bags with watermelon chunks in addition to the serving I included photo of.
I usually don’t add salt to things but I did sprinkle with salt and pepper (LOL—I like pepper) today. Probably won’t add salt as I nibble though. I didn’t add but a tiny bit to it.
After I eat the two quart bags I prepared, I’ll cut the other half of the watermelon. Watermelon is good to eat on a hot day to help cool off. At least I’ve found that is one of the best things that really helps me. Watermelon is a healthy thing to eat but we need to be aware that it is considered to be a “sweet”.  Be aware of that, especially if you are diabetic or if you help prepare meals for someone that is. 
Thanks for reading my blog and you are welcome to share it.
*I keep a food diary for medical reasons, my choice. I don’t post every single day (leftovers or go out to eat, etc.).  My diet may not be suitable for everyone. I am eating healthier than I did though.

My Food Diary July1, 2012

I just couldn’t stand it any longer! LOL I was hungry for watermelon and decided to cut it today. Oh, well—I’ll have plenty for July 4th. LOL

I cut about half the watermelon, removed rind and seed, cut into chunks, and bagged. Doing it that way takes less room in the refrigerator and makes it easier to “nibble”. LOL  I filled 2 quart bags with watermelon chunks in addition to the serving I included photo of.

I usually don’t add salt to things but I did sprinkle with salt and pepper (LOL—I like pepper) today. Probably won’t add salt as I nibble though. I didn’t add but a tiny bit to it.

After I eat the two quart bags I prepared, I’ll cut the other half of the watermelon. Watermelon is good to eat on a hot day to help cool off. At least I’ve found that is one of the best things that really helps me. Watermelon is a healthy thing to eat but we need to be aware that it is considered to be a “sweet”.  Be aware of that, especially if you are diabetic or if you help prepare meals for someone that is.

Thanks for reading my blog and you are welcome to share it.

*I keep a food diary for medical reasons, my choice. I don’t post every single day (leftovers or go out to eat, etc.).  My diet may not be suitable for everyone. I am eating healthier than I did though.

My Food Diary June 29, 2012
I baked (yes, baked) the chicken hot dogs yesterday since I was baking a chicken breast anyway. See My Food Diary June 28, 2012 for photo, etc. 
I cut one chicken hot dog in half, placed each on a croissant with lettuce and tomato.  Fruit salad can be made with any fruits you have.  I had kiwi, strawberries, mandarin oranges,and banana today. I don’t always add salad dressing but today I did use low-fat Thousand Island Dressing. Super easy, fast, and healthy.
Thank you for reading my blog.
*My methods or ingredients may not be for everyone. I added no salt or oil. croissant was less bread than a hot dog bun. I keep a food diary for medical purposes—my own choice.

My Food Diary June 29, 2012

I baked (yes, baked) the chicken hot dogs yesterday since I was baking a chicken breast anyway. See My Food Diary June 28, 2012 for photo, etc.

I cut one chicken hot dog in half, placed each on a croissant with lettuce and tomato.  Fruit salad can be made with any fruits you have.  I had kiwi, strawberries, mandarin oranges,and banana today. I don’t always add salad dressing but today I did use low-fat Thousand Island Dressing. Super easy, fast, and healthy.

Thank you for reading my blog.

*My methods or ingredients may not be for everyone. I added no salt or oil. croissant was less bread than a hot dog bun. I keep a food diary for medical purposes—my own choice.

My Food Diary, June 28, 2012

I baked the chicken and some chicken hot dogs (have hot dogs tomorrow), in Nuwave Oven. Chicken breast was frozen when I started baking. I baked 10 minutes, turned over, baked another 10 minutes.

While meat baked, I tore lettuce leaves and prepared washed veggies (you may slice or chunk, your preference). After chicken was baked, I cut into pieces and added to the bowl. Toss and it’s done! Easy, quick, light for this hot weather, and delicious.

Photo of veggies: Yummy veggies I got last week. Enjoyed, enjoyed, enjoyed! LOL Thanks for sharing with me!  Now, (lol) when are the tomatoes ready (or anything else) ?????? Just had to say it—I’m bad, huh? LOL

*I eat healthier than before. Added NO oil or salt. Meat can be prepared in various ways but I just prefer NuWave. My food choices or method of preparation may not be suitable for everyone.

(My third time to try to get this posted! It’s saved but it’s not—have to reload photos, do tags, etc. :()

May 21, 2012 My Food Diary

Chicken Salad Plate, Complete Meal

Place chicken (canned chicken is great since you don’t have to cook it and it’s ready to use. Comes in can like tuna fish does.) in bowl. Chop up the amount of bell pepper, onion, celery, radishes, etc. in a food chopper. Add to chicken. Add spicy mustard and pickle relish, as desired.

Place washed and drained lettuce on plate. Top with several spoons of the chicken salad mixture, add a few pieces of chopped tomato, chopped green onion, ground black pepper, and Italian Seasoning.

Actually, you can use mixture you desire, depending what you like in chicken salad. This is what I had on hand and it’s also what I like in chicken salad. There is no set amount as in cups, spoons, ounces, etc. Just chop, mix, serve, and enjoy. (You may use salad dressing, as I did or eat plain, without anything on top of the salad.)

This chicken salad that I did was served on a regular dinner plate and was my complete meal.  It was easy, healthy, fast, and delicious. Thank you so much for reading my blog, sharing it, trying it, or whatever. Enjoy.

*I do not imply this type meal or preparation is right for anyone but me.  I keep a personal food diary for my benefit but would be happy to know if someone else finds my meals helpful. I eat healthier than I did. I make no special health claims for anyone else.

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 30, 2012

My Food Diary, for medical purposes, my choice

Baked fish with veggies, corn and tomatoes, and baked apple slices

It hit me, I was starving for fish! I package the fish I buy in individual plastic bags (usually one piece of fish to a small bag) and then I package several individual bagged fillets into a large freezer bag. I don’t have to use more than the number of bags I need, they don’t stick to each other, and double wrapped—they are protected better while frozen.

Any of this below can be done in conventional oven. I prefer the Nuwave Oven since I can cook frozen fish and not have to have defrost time and then cooking time. I like healthy, easy, fast, and uncomplicated.

Place in drip pan that comes with Nuwave Oven and place a cake pan with some water below this to catch drippings.
1 large frozen fish fillet
Ground black pepper
Italian seasoning
A few onion slices
Bake for 10 or15 minutes.

Turn fish over (leave onion slices on bottom)
Add more black pepper, Italian seasoning, sliced onion, sliced bell pepper, and a couple of slices of tomato.
Placed sliced apple (cut in slices) around in pan and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake for 10 minutes or until done.

I opened a can of whole kernel corn and placed serving on plate along with diced tomatoes (I used canned for this) heat in microwave about 1 1/2 minutes. Add fish with veggies on top, and then add baked apples.

Easy (especially going from frozen to complete mean in about 30 minutes. Healthy, fast, not complicated at all, and DELICIOUS!