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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January 1, 2013   Happy New Year!
I thought I would cook more foods for this meal. Turns out I just was not hungry enough for all I planned so, I prepared less.
No photo of the salad,  but I prepared an apple, kiwi, and raisin salad and ate that  around Noon. . I just wasn’t hungry until around 3 PM. 
I use appliances and can do the type meals I want in a relatively short time, so I’m quite flexible about making changes on the spur of the moment. I also don’t like having a lot, lot of leftovers. Don’t mind enough leftovers for one or two repeats, but that’s all. Yes, many people like to freeze leftovers and cook in large quantity for that purpose. That’s great if you enjoy doing that.
I steamed the cabbage with bell pepper and onion in the rice cooker for about 15-20 minutes. I bought a can of black eye peas this year instead of soaking peas and cooking. All I had to do was heat the amount of peas for this meal and I have enough left for one more meal this week. I baked the sweet potato in the microwave. The cornbread muffins were prepared a couple of days ago so I only had to heat those today. I do bake my cornbread muffins in a toaster oven.I usually prepare one 6 muffin pan batch, which last me about three meals.
I try to prepare easy, fast, economical meals with a budget in mind. My methods of cooking or choice of food are not suitable for everyone. However, I know some elderly people, folks with health problems, or someone cooking for 1 or 2 just simply won’t eat as well or often if they have to stand over a cookbook and stove all day.
I do this blog to keep up with what I eat, by choice. If I help anyone else or inspire them to cook or eat better—then that’s great. I make no claims that my way is anything but my way and my choice.  I like using appliances that I set the timer and it shuts off if I get busy and forget to look the second I needed to.  LOL I’m sure many of you know what I mean. I do admire the real cooks that enjoy the fancier, more difficult, and time consuming type labor of love that they manage to do.  It’s just not what I do anymore.
After all the Holiday eating of more food than usual and richer foods (lol) I really enjoyed the simple meal today. Thanks for stopping by to read my blog.

January 1, 2013   Happy New Year!

I thought I would cook more foods for this meal. Turns out I just was not hungry enough for all I planned so, I prepared less.

No photo of the salad,  but I prepared an apple, kiwi, and raisin salad and ate that  around Noon. . I just wasn’t hungry until around 3 PM.

I use appliances and can do the type meals I want in a relatively short time, so I’m quite flexible about making changes on the spur of the moment. I also don’t like having a lot, lot of leftovers. Don’t mind enough leftovers for one or two repeats, but that’s all. Yes, many people like to freeze leftovers and cook in large quantity for that purpose. That’s great if you enjoy doing that.

I steamed the cabbage with bell pepper and onion in the rice cooker for about 15-20 minutes. I bought a can of black eye peas this year instead of soaking peas and cooking. All I had to do was heat the amount of peas for this meal and I have enough left for one more meal this week. I baked the sweet potato in the microwave. The cornbread muffins were prepared a couple of days ago so I only had to heat those today. I do bake my cornbread muffins in a toaster oven.I usually prepare one 6 muffin pan batch, which last me about three meals.

I try to prepare easy, fast, economical meals with a budget in mind. My methods of cooking or choice of food are not suitable for everyone. However, I know some elderly people, folks with health problems, or someone cooking for 1 or 2 just simply won’t eat as well or often if they have to stand over a cookbook and stove all day.

I do this blog to keep up with what I eat, by choice. If I help anyone else or inspire them to cook or eat better—then that’s great. I make no claims that my way is anything but my way and my choice.  I like using appliances that I set the timer and it shuts off if I get busy and forget to look the second I needed to.  LOL I’m sure many of you know what I mean. I do admire the real cooks that enjoy the fancier, more difficult, and time consuming type labor of love that they manage to do.  It’s just not what I do anymore.

After all the Holiday eating of more food than usual and richer foods (lol) I really enjoyed the simple meal today. Thanks for stopping by to read 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 25, 2012

Top photo: Finished meal Bottom photo: Food during baking process

Today I baked fish, potato chunks, onion, and bell peppers. The fish was frozen. I placed everything in a pan, placed in Nuwave oven, set time for 10 minutes and started the oven. After the 10 minutes, I turned everything over, added a bit more onion and pepper, set timer for another 10 minutes and pressed start.

I prepared lettuce and tomato salad while the fish cooked the last 10 minutes. Placed all on plate and enjoyed eating my fast, easy, healthy meal. I’m past all of that complicated cooking.  LOL

*My methods or choice of food or cooking may not be suitable for everyone. Thank you for viewing My Food Diary Blog.

Sneaky Veggie Salmon

My Food Diary August 4, 2012

Do you need more nutrition or cook for someone that barely eats?  I frequently try to pack all the nutrition I can into a meal.

I had leftover cabbage and carrot salad (no dressing) that I needed to use, so I added it to a can of salmon. Added 1 egg, with small amount of flour and water. Formed into patties, coated with slight coating of flour. Placed in drip pan and baked 10 minutes in Nuwave/Rapid Air Oven, turned over, baked 10 more minutes till done. I also cooked the potato wedges and bell pepper slices in the same container along with the salmon patties. All were done at the same time.

I think this is an easy, simple, and nutritious meal. It was delicious, too.

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

My Food Diary July 8, 2012

I placed 1 small (FROZEN) steak in drip pan. Added sliced sweet potatoes and sliced onion. Baked in Nuwave Oven 10 minutes, turned all over and baked another 10 minutes.I did the rice in a rice cooker. The rice and the steak and potatoes all cooked about the same length of time.  Meanwhile I prepared lettuce, tomato,and other salad ingredients. Served on a colorful plate.  LOL I try to eat healthy AND try to make it as easy, simple, fast, and uncomplicated as possible. Yes, the steak was frozen when I started and no, I did not thaw it out first. Bottom photo shows food on drip pan in the Nuwave oven. I cook it all together.

*My methods of cooking or food choices may not be suitable for everyone. However, I’m eating healthier than I did. I added no oil or salt to anything in  this meal.

July 5, 2012 My Food Diary

I cooked peas, okra, and a couple of new potatoes in slow cooker (bottom photo).

Baked corn bread in toaster oven enough to “set” the bread. I finished in in the Nuwave Oven. The reason I didn’t do it from start to finish in the Nuwave is that it tends to blow the air and cause uneven top to baked things. Also, I had other items baking in the Nuwave so the use of the toast oven came in handy to start the bread.

I baked chicken breast, okra, and potatoes in the Nuwave Oven. Bake 10 minutes, turn items over, bake 10 minutes more.

After items were done, I added sliced tomato to the plate.

*My method of cooking or food choices may not be suitable for everyone. I am eating healthier than I did. LOL

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. :()