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.

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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 August 2012
For a change, quick breakfast of cheese toast, egg, and sliced fruit.
Whole wheat bread with grated cheese, toasted in a toaster oven. Egg done on top of stove in a very small amount of butter. Added a few slices of fresh fruit that I had on hand.

My Food Diary August 2012

For a change, quick breakfast of cheese toast, egg, and sliced fruit.

Whole wheat bread with grated cheese, toasted in a toaster oven. Egg done on top of stove in a very small amount of butter. Added a few slices of fresh fruit that I had on hand.

My Food Diary July 2012 Misc. photos

Various things I did during July. I didn’t want to do an individual blog on each.

To see the entire cup of coffee (top photo) click on it.

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.

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