My Food Diary, Just Saying

Colorful Tuna Salad

1 can tuna, drained

I used home-pickled veggies, chopped in small food processer  (amount is your choice) I included photo of pickled veggies in jar.

1/4 onion, chopped in small food processer

Chop veggies, add to tuna, mix well, and serve.

* The pickled veggies contain more sodium than I usually use but for a change I tried this. I realize my choice of foods or methods of preparation are not suitable for everyone. Thank you for reading my blog post.

07-17-2013

04-29-2013 Baked Fish, Baked Taters, Marianiated Veggie Salad, and Sliced Peaches


Top photo: The baked fish and taters are not all that colorful and beautiful but it certainly was good. :)

Bottom photo: Shows fish and taters at half-way point in cooking, after I turned everything and then continued to bake in the Nuwave Oven. (fish was frozen and I did not defrost and irish taters were cut into chunks)

I chose a different course for baking the fish and taters today. I placed each in a baggie, coated with ranch dressing, and then coated with ground up cereal. I know this has more calories with the coating but it is a bit of a ‘change’ to just have something different.

I placed the coated fish and taters in a pan, placed on bottom rack of Nuwave Oven. Baked at 350 for 15 minutes, turned everything over, added onion slices, and continued to bake for 10 minutes. I baked this a little longer than I usually do since I had two thick pieces of fish.

When done, I placed on a plate, added left-over marianiated veggie salad, and a few slices of canned peaces (drained). Yes, it was very good to me. I feel the added cereal was ok since I ate no cereal for breakfast, etc.


Thanks for viewing my Food Diary. I keep this blog, my choice for medical purposes—so I know what I really did eat.  LOL

*I know my choices of food or cooking method may not be suitable for everyone. These item can be baked in conventional oven but I prefer placing frozen fish in Nuwave and baking everything at once, for convenience. Most of my cooking is fast, easy, economical, and may also encourage other people that do not have the time or feel like doing the other methods of cooking.

 

04-27-2013 Tamales and Marianiated Veggie Salad.
Wow! Easy cooking today. I opened a can of tamales, placed three on plate. Placed in microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes. Added some of the marianiated salad to the side. Taa Daa, it’s ready and nutritious, too. If you are cooking for one or two, this salad will be enough for 2, 3, or even 4 meals (depending on portions).
Marianiated Veggie Salad: The can of corn, english peas, and green beans are marianiated in mixture of sugar, water, and red wine vinegar that has been heated until the sugar melts. Let cool a bit and pour over veggies. Cover and refrigerate. I placed about 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup olive oil, and 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar. When serving salad, use slotted spoon to keep the juice off the plate.
*I realize the ingredients I use and/or method of cooking may not be suitable for everyone. This salad contains more olive oil and sugar than I usually eat. Overall, I think it is very nutritious.

04-27-2013 Tamales and Marianiated Veggie Salad.

Wow! Easy cooking today. I opened a can of tamales, placed three on plate. Placed in microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes. Added some of the marianiated salad to the side. Taa Daa, it’s ready and nutritious, too. If you are cooking for one or two, this salad will be enough for 2, 3, or even 4 meals (depending on portions).

Marianiated Veggie Salad: The can of corn, english peas, and green beans are marianiated in mixture of sugar, water, and red wine vinegar that has been heated until the sugar melts. Let cool a bit and pour over veggies. Cover and refrigerate. I placed about 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup olive oil, and 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar. When serving salad, use slotted spoon to keep the juice off the plate.

*I realize the ingredients I use and/or method of cooking may not be suitable for everyone. This salad contains more olive oil and sugar than I usually eat. Overall, I think it is very nutritious.

My Food Diary July 30, 2012
Something different today. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy,  seasoned turnip greens, and lettuce/tomato salad.

My Food Diary July 30, 2012

Something different today. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy,  seasoned turnip greens, and lettuce/tomato salad.

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 7, 2012

I used torn lettuce leaves, chopped tomato, bellpepper, onion, radish, cucumber, and low fat Ranch dressing.

I also added photo of my “snack” last night.  LOL Frozen Chocolate Yogurt and chopped Fresh Strawberries.

Thanks for reading my blog. I post things I prepare and eat for my own use. However, if you find something you would like to try, you are welcome to!

*I eat healthier than I did but do not imply my diet is for everyone nor my way of preparing it. 


May 13, 2012, Mother’s Day

My Food Diary

**Click on photo that is too small to read and that makes it large and you can then read the info under the photo.

I did not make photos of the rice, cabbage, and mousse making.

I put 1 cup rice with 2 cups water into rice cooker and allow that to cook while meat was cooking. 

I have more than one rice cooker.  I cooked purple cabbage in steamer rack, inside the rice cooker pot. Add water to rice pot to just below the steamer level. Cook as you would rice. You might like to check it after 10 minutes to test for desired crispness and cook accordingly.

Now, the mousse! LOL  This was my first time to do a mousse this way, with powdered milk. I learned a couple of things that I want to try next time. Instead of putting water in mixer bowl and adding dry milk and then whipping with wire whip—I plan to add the non-fat dry milk to the water and make milk, keep in refrigerator until ready to use, then use regular attachment (not wire whip) that I would use to do a cake mix with.  I tried using the “how to make powdered milk” recipe I found. I’m not saying the recipe was bad—apparently I just had to “test” this.  I’ll let you know if it works a lot easier next time. That why I am not even giving recipe for this.  I did add chocolate syrup to it.  Believe it or not, it turned out ok enough for me to eat it and it looked pretty—but—after quite a frustrating series of trying to “fix” it.  LOL Whew!

Any way, the meal did turn out good.  I enjoyed it a lot.

Thank you for reading my blog about My Food Diary!

*I do this blog to keep up with my food intake, for medical reasons, my choice.  I am eating healthier than I did but I make no claims my way is your way. I like fast, easy, and healthy food, without needing to spend all day in the kitchen slaving over long recipes and watching things cook.  LOL

May 1, 2012

My Food Diary, for medical reason, my choice
*Disclaimer: I eat healthier than I did before. I do not claim this is the way for another person to eat. However if you find any of the methods I use or the food I choose, you are welcome to use it yourself for share. Usually, when I cook, I show one or two servings.

Veggie Meal

3 large carrots, brushed, washed, and sliced
2 zucchini squash, brushed, washed, and sliced.
1 t. olive oil
1 t. balsamic dressing
Sprinkle of ground, black pepper
Combine all of above in bowl, stir to coat with the oil and dressing
After stirring, put in a 8 or 9” cake pan, on lower rack of NuWave Oven
Bake for 12 minutes (or until done), stirring once after first 6 minutes.

Meanwhile, Cut up cabbage (about 1/4-1/2 head). Place cabbage on a rack inside rice cooker container. Place rack inside the part you usually cook the rice in. Add water to just below the rack. Cook about 15 minutes or until done, as you like.

While veggies and cabbage are cooking:
Cut up lettuce
chop or slice bell pepper
chop or slice yellow onion
Cut or slice tomato
Sprinkle with ground black pepper
Pour small amount of honey mustard dressing over top of salad

Very easy, fast, uncomplicated (considering following long, long recipes), healthy (healthier than I use to do! LOL), and delicious. Enjoy!

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 15, 2012

Baked Chicken, Macaroni, and Mixed Veggies

I have to watch what I eat for medical reasons. Some of the things good for one thing is not good for another and I have to try to balance between the choices so that I try to do best for both things I have to watch out for. I try to cook healthy and have for a long time though I do this blog to keep track of what I DO eat but if I can help someone else by publishing this food diary, that’s great.

4 chicken breast (mine were frozen)
black pepper and Italian seasoning

1. Place the frozen chicken breast on drip pan that comes with Nuwave Oven, I place this on a cake pan, with water added. Drip pan fits this cake pan so that the food is not exposed to the water/drippings.(You can cook this in a conventional oven but would likely need to defrost chicken first)
2. Place these pans on 1 in. rack in Nuwave.
3. Sprinkle with black pepper and Italian Seasoning (or seasonings of your choice)
4. Bake for 15 minutes, turn chicken breasts over after that. Continue to bake for 15 minutes more, or until done.

Place in slow cooker, on high
1 cup dry macaroni
2 cups water
Cook in slow cooker, on high, until done. Mine was done in about 20 minutes.

1 can mixed veggies ( this time I used okra, tomatos, and corn mixture)
Place portion for your plate on microwave safe plate, heat about 1-1 1/2 minutes.

Add to plate with the veggie mixture: Serving of macaroni and baked chicken breast. Enjoy.

Later that evening, I mixed pineapple chunks, sliced peaches, and canned apricots to make a salad (dessert). I love honey mustard salad dressing—so—I added a little of that to the top of the individual salad of fruit. ** last photo is of salad.

I’m trying to use down things in my freezer. I think every package I take out reproduces! LOL You know how that goes. LOL I usually place one or two chicken breast to a small bag and add those filled bags to a large freezer bag. I was in a hurry, I suppose, when I brought these home and did not do this. So, I had to cook all four chicken at once this time. Guess we know what I’ll be having for a couple of days. LOL

*Any of these recipes can be done the conventional way, using stove top and oven. I simply prefer the Nuwave, slow cooker, and microwave to save time, it’s easier for me, and I simply like doing it that way. Please note third-to-last I’ve added 2 more photos since I posted this, of smoothie. Please take that into account) photo of the grease/chicken fat that collected in the water underneath the drip pan.This was skinless chicken breast, too. I was certainly surprised.

Mid-afternoon: 1 strawberry, cantaloupe, and strawberry yogurt smoothie.

I added frozen fruit, strawberry yogurt, and a little apple juice (can use water or milk) to blender container. Blended until smooth. (I had no recipe so I just added fruit, yogurt, and liquid until it seemed correct consistency to drink. LOL It was good.