My Food Diary, Just Saying

4 Fruit Oatmeal with Whole Wheat Toast.

Yes, I managed to get 4 fruits in this bowl of oatmeal. Delicious, too!  Fruits added were: orange, apple, raisins, and peach slices. Delicious. I added no sugar. Cooks in about 1 1/2 minutes in microwave (depending on your microwave).

It was delicious and a way to get more fruit for the day.

*I realize my choices of foods or cooking methods may not be suitable for everyone. I find I’m eating healthier than I did—-the reason for this blog—-so  I KNOW what I did eat and IF it is healthier.

Thank you for reading this blog post.

12222013

Cream of Chicken and Veggie Soup and Cornbread Muffins
In slow cooker add:
1 can mixed veggies (tomatoes were included in this can)
1 can cream of chicken soup
Leftover baked chicken, amount up to you
Water, amount up to you
Cook on slow until thoroughly heated and can be left on longer, of course which is one of the good things about using a slow cooker. I just make sure I have enough water to assure it can be left for amount of time I think it will be before mealtime.
I made regular cornbread batch. Instead of making a pone of bread, I placed in muffin pans. I baked this in toaster oven on 350 for about 25 minutes. I baked on lower rack and moved to top rack to brown for just the last few minutes.
Easy, healthy (to me), and delicious.
* My choice of food and/or method of cooking may not be suitable for everyone. I keep this food diary for medical purposes, my choice. If any of my posts inspire someone that may not like to cook the long, drawn out way or just don’t feel like cooking due to health problems, etc. then I am glad I helped. 
Thank you for reading my blog and feel free to share.
05052013

Cream of Chicken and Veggie Soup and Cornbread Muffins

In slow cooker add:

1 can mixed veggies (tomatoes were included in this can)

1 can cream of chicken soup

Leftover baked chicken, amount up to you

Water, amount up to you

Cook on slow until thoroughly heated and can be left on longer, of course which is one of the good things about using a slow cooker. I just make sure I have enough water to assure it can be left for amount of time I think it will be before mealtime.

I made regular cornbread batch. Instead of making a pone of bread, I placed in muffin pans. I baked this in toaster oven on 350 for about 25 minutes. I baked on lower rack and moved to top rack to brown for just the last few minutes.

Easy, healthy (to me), and delicious.

* My choice of food and/or method of cooking may not be suitable for everyone. I keep this food diary for medical purposes, my choice. If any of my posts inspire someone that may not like to cook the long, drawn out way or just don’t feel like cooking due to health problems, etc. then I am glad I helped.

Thank you for reading my blog and feel free to share.

05052013

 Chicken Gumbo, Rice, and Crackers  01-15-2013
I combined a light roux (water and browned flour) with the BAKED chicken breast and BAKED chicken sausage in the slow cooker. Turned on high for about 2 hours. I don’t make roux with oil and I don’t make it as dark as most Southern people do.
I baked the FROZEN chicken breast, FROZEN chicken sausage,  chopped celery, and chopped onion in the Nuwave oven. I placed everything in one drip pan and placed on bottom rack in Nuwave. Baked at 350 for 10 minutes, turned everything over and continued to bake for 10 to 15 minutes more. Then, added all to slow cooker.
I placed a cup of rice with 2 cups water in rice cooker. Done in about 20 minutes. 
Very informal with whole wheat crackers on the side.  Delicious on a cold Louisiana day.
 I cook light compared to the really great cooks. I also cook easy! If this blog encourages someone that may not be cooking often or is eating very little—then that is great. You will never see my meals in Food Beautiful (LOL) that’s not my intent. I realize my choice of food or cooking methods are not for everyone. LOL

 Chicken Gumbo, Rice, and Crackers  01-15-2013

I combined a light roux (water and browned flour) with the BAKED chicken breast and BAKED chicken sausage in the slow cooker. Turned on high for about 2 hours. I don’t make roux with oil and I don’t make it as dark as most Southern people do.

I baked the FROZEN chicken breast, FROZEN chicken sausage,  chopped celery, and chopped onion in the Nuwave oven. I placed everything in one drip pan and placed on bottom rack in Nuwave. Baked at 350 for 10 minutes, turned everything over and continued to bake for 10 to 15 minutes more. Then, added all to slow cooker.

I placed a cup of rice with 2 cups water in rice cooker. Done in about 20 minutes.

Very informal with whole wheat crackers on the side.  Delicious on a cold Louisiana day.

I cook light compared to the really great cooks. I also cook easy! If this blog encourages someone that may not be cooking often or is eating very little—then that is great. You will never see my meals in Food Beautiful (LOL) that’s not my intent. I realize my choice of food or cooking methods are not for everyone. LOL

 Baked Fish, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans, and Bread Pudding 01-14-2013
I baked the fish (frozen), potatoes, and onion together in Nuwave/Rapid Air oven for 20 minutes. Turn all items over after 10 minutes and continue for the remaining 10 minutes. I prefer leaving potato skins on. I wash and scrub thoroughly before baking. 
The bread pudding was cooked in a slow cooker. I used a recipe that can be done in conventional oven, toaster oven, or microwave. I adjusted the amount of bread  for a consistency that I prefer when I cook it in slow cooker (a bit more bread since less liquid is needed in a slow cooker.)
Thank you for viewing my blog. I realize my food choices and/or methods are not suitable for everyone. 
I do this blog to keep a diary of what I eat for reference, for health reasons. If I encourage other people to do fast, easy, healthy cooking, that’s an added benefit. More complete directions for cooking these things are posted in earlier posts on my blog site.

 Baked Fish, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans, and Bread Pudding 01-14-2013

I baked the fish (frozen), potatoes, and onion together in Nuwave/Rapid Air oven for 20 minutes. Turn all items over after 10 minutes and continue for the remaining 10 minutes. I prefer leaving potato skins on. I wash and scrub thoroughly before baking.

The bread pudding was cooked in a slow cooker. I used a recipe that can be done in conventional oven, toaster oven, or microwave. I adjusted the amount of bread  for a consistency that I prefer when I cook it in slow cooker (a bit more bread since less liquid is needed in a slow cooker.)

Thank you for viewing my blog. I realize my food choices and/or methods are not suitable for everyone.

I do this blog to keep a diary of what I eat for reference, for health reasons. If I encourage other people to do fast, easy, healthy cooking, that’s an added benefit. More complete directions for cooking these things are posted in earlier posts on my blog site.

My Food Diary October 24, 2012
I combined fruits and veggies for topping. I placed pizza, topping side down on piece of aluminum foil and baked on bottom rack of Nuwave Oven for 5 minutes. Removed, flipped over the pizza, added the fruit, and baked an additional 5 minutes.
I started with a frozen, bought pizza and added additional food of my choice to that. I love that I can start with frozen and have a great pizza in 10 minutes. Fast, easy, and healthy!
*My choice of food or cooking methods may not be suitable for everyone.

My Food Diary October 24, 2012

I combined fruits and veggies for topping. I placed pizza, topping side down on piece of aluminum foil and baked on bottom rack of Nuwave Oven for 5 minutes. Removed, flipped over the pizza, added the fruit, and baked an additional 5 minutes.

I started with a frozen, bought pizza and added additional food of my choice to that. I love that I can start with frozen and have a great pizza in 10 minutes. Fast, easy, and healthy!

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

My Food Diary 10-11-12
Today for lunch I had Lite Tuna Salad with bed of Lettuce, Sauteed Mushrooms, and Dutchess Potatoes. 
It’s been a long time since I did Dutchess Potatoes and today I decided to try making this dish.  Oh well, the combination was relatively healthy since I didn’t use oil, butter, or salt. A little change in the routine is rather nice. A bit out of practice “piping” the potatoes—but still enjoyed the change rather than just a dipping of mashed potatoes.
Thanks for reading my blog. 
*My choice of food or methods of preparing food may not be for everyone. LOL

My Food Diary 10-11-12

Today for lunch I had Lite Tuna Salad with bed of Lettuce, Sauteed Mushrooms, and Dutchess Potatoes.

It’s been a long time since I did Dutchess Potatoes and today I decided to try making this dish.  Oh well, the combination was relatively healthy since I didn’t use oil, butter, or salt. A little change in the routine is rather nice. A bit out of practice “piping” the potatoes—but still enjoyed the change rather than just a dipping of mashed potatoes.

Thanks for reading my blog.

*My choice of food or methods of preparing food may not be for everyone. LOL

My Food Diary

Baked fish, eggplant, and potatoes. (All done at same time in NuWave oven. Started with frozen fish) Make a little mini pone of cornbread from batter leftover from previous day. Baked cornbread in a toaster oven. Added slices of tomato for color and because I like them.  LOL (Photos are different stages of the baking process, etc.)

I usually only use one rack for a meal but this time I used two. I place an old cake pan under the drip pan and add a little water to the cake pan to catch drippings.

I like quick, easy, simple, and healthy cooking. This meal took just a bit longer since I did coat the sliced of eggplant instead of baking them plain—as the pieces of potato are.

I won’t make “food beautiful” but this blog helps me keep a food diary, for medical reasons and I don’t mind sharing ideas that might help other people that might like to try them.  Any of these items can be baked in a conventional oven.

Thanks for reading my blog.

My Food Diary Blog Labor Day 2012

I didn’t have bar-b-que but I did have a great meal. Top photo shows completed meal and bottom photo shows baking the fish, potato cubes, and green beans in one pan—in a Nuwave Oven. The various things in this lunch can be cooked in a more conventional way, if desired. I just like the convenience of placing frozen fish and other ingredients into a pan and baking it all at once. It’s fast, easy, and healthy cooking.

I placed frozen fish and potato cubes in pan, seasoned (no salt), and baked 10 minutes. After that, I turned the fish and potatoes over, added green beans and onion slices. Baked all for 10 more minutes. Non-traditional Labor Day meal but it was just exactly what I wanted.

Have a happy day off and be safe.

September 3, 2012 (Labor Day)

After some of the storm (Isaac) stress and since I did have electricity (thank God), I decided to have my version of a feast.

I added the frozen chicken breast, onion, and zucchini squash to a pan and placed in Nuwave Oven. I baked for about 15 minutes (this was a LARGE, frozen chicken breast). When timer went off, I turned chicken breast and squash over and continued to bake for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, I made fiesta (packaged mix) rice in the rice cooker. While all of this was cooking I made the lettuce and tomato salad.

I really enjoyed this. It’s so easy, so fast, healthy, and delicious.

*This should be ok for almost anyone, however, I realize my methods of cooking, choice of food, or portion size may not be suitable for everyone. I share this blog in case it helps other people might enjoy trying it. I do not add salt and I remove any chicken before cooking. Only other problem other people may have is with pre-packaged Fiesta Rice that may have salt, etc. I do this personal food blog, my choice, for medical reasons.  I use Nuwave oven but this may be adapted to conventional methods.

August 30, 2012  My Food Diary

My Food Diary August 17, 2012

I suppose I broke some rules today at lunch. (meat, egg, cheese and 2 slices of bread)  LOL  I wanted something really simple, quick, and nutrition—other than not eating anything.

I had a left-over baked chicken breast that I baked in Nuwave oven yesterday. I also wanted an egg. LOL  Well, the thought came to mind why not have both! I prepared the egg without any butter or oil. I have an egg cooker made for use in microwave so I scrambled the egg in that container and cooked 1 minute. I used 2 slices whole-wheat bread, added torn lettuce, 1/2 of a large chicken breast, the cooked egg, small amount of grated cheese,  and honey mustard. I also ate a large, fresh strawberry and a banana.

It really was good and a lot better than skipping meals, as I do sometimes. Easy, quick, and filling.

Thanks for taking time to read my blog.

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