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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.

March 21, 2012

Stuffed Bell Pepper with Applesauce and Whole Wheat Crackers

1 cup raw rice, add two cups liquid, place in rice cooker, turn on rice cooker. Takes about 20 minutes to cook.  My liquid was 1/4 apple juice, 1/4 cup salsa, and 1 1/2 cups water.

Bake bell peppers in Nuwave Oven, 1 inch rack, for about 10 minutes, turn pan and continue to bake for 5 minutes or until done

Saute mushrooms in very small amount of olive oil (very, very small amount) add chopped onions and chopped celery.  Saute all while the peppers and rice are cooking.  I did this on stovetop burner. I added a sprinkle of black pepper and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning. I did not add salt to anything.

When rice is done, add it to the skillet with the mushrooms, onion, and celery. Stuff bell pepper with this mixture and add to a plate.  Place about 1/2 cup applesauce next to the stuffed pepper and sprinkle with cinnamon.  Add about 5 whole wheat crackers.  Your meal is done!  Should be healthy, filling, and salt free. Enjoy!

These dishes could be done with conventional oven, stove top, microwave, as well as the appliances I like to work with, which I named.

Dried Beans in Slow Cooker

I used

1/2 cup red kidney beans

1/2 cup great northern beans

I washed them, added fresh water and soaked them for about 3-4 hours.

Chopped up

6 green onions

1 small yellow onion

1 bell pepper

2 stalks celery

Placed beans in slow cooker with fresh water, to cover the beans

Added 1 T. diced garlic, black pepper, and dried parsley.

I turned the slow cooker on as I went to bed, on low, cooked through the night.

I woke up around 5 AM, the beans were done.  I added no oil or grease of any kind.

Easy for elderly to prepare, convenient, don’t have to stand over it and watch it all day. Easy for person with health problems that limits activity in kitchen. No cholesterol.

3-7-2012

Leftover Roast, Grilling Beans, and Multi-Grain Tortilla
Left over roast beef, sliced
Bush Grilling Beans, heated
Multi-Grain tortilla
Chopped tomato, chopped green onion, and grated cheese. Of course you may want to add lettuce, bell pepper, and other toppings of your choice.
I heated the roast beef slices, the left-over grilling beans, and the tortilla.  
Layered the meat, beans, chopped tomato, and grated cheese.  I didn’t roll up the tortilla this time. I just wanted to eat it with a fork.  
This is quick, easy, and healthy.  I know many people are rushed these days and prefer something simple and quick.  I also know senior citizens like uncomplicated, easy, quick,frugal,  but nutritious meals.  I leave the complicated recipes to the experts.
If anyone can tell me how to PIN this on Pinterest, please let me know. I find this rather confusing. Thanks.

Leftover Roast, Grilling Beans, and Multi-Grain Tortilla

Left over roast beef, sliced

Bush Grilling Beans, heated

Multi-Grain tortilla

Chopped tomato, chopped green onion, and grated cheese. Of course you may want to add lettuce, bell pepper, and other toppings of your choice.

I heated the roast beef slices, the left-over grilling beans, and the tortilla. 

Layered the meat, beans, chopped tomato, and grated cheese.  I didn’t roll up the tortilla this time. I just wanted to eat it with a fork. 

This is quick, easy, and healthy.  I know many people are rushed these days and prefer something simple and quick.  I also know senior citizens like uncomplicated, easy, quick,frugal,  but nutritious meals. I leave the complicated recipes to the experts.

If anyone can tell me how to PIN this on Pinterest, please let me know. I find this rather confusing. Thanks.


My Food Diary
May 28, 2012
I cooked grits in microwave according to directions on package. After cooked, I added cheese and some butter. I also added black ground pepper.
I cooked one egg in the microwave with some chopped purple onion, chopped green onion, and some chopped up tomato. I also added black ground pepper and Italian Seasoning.  I use the little egg cooker I’ve talked about in previous blogs. I love using that.
I toasted two pieces of toast in the toaster, added butter when done.
Since I did the red, white, and blue theme—I used red strawberry jam and cut up two strawberries to add to the plate.
Delicious!
*I make no claims that what I eat is best for everyone. I am eating healthier than I did before but today was an exception.  LOL I use various appliances that I personally like to use and in no way infer you have to cook it as I do.

My Food Diary

May 28, 2012

I cooked grits in microwave according to directions on package. After cooked, I added cheese and some butter. I also added black ground pepper.

I cooked one egg in the microwave with some chopped purple onion, chopped green onion, and some chopped up tomato. I also added black ground pepper and Italian Seasoning.  I use the little egg cooker I’ve talked about in previous blogs. I love using that.

I toasted two pieces of toast in the toaster, added butter when done.

Since I did the red, white, and blue theme—I used red strawberry jam and cut up two strawberries to add to the plate.

Delicious!

*I make no claims that what I eat is best for everyone. I am eating healthier than I did before but today was an exception.  LOL I use various appliances that I personally like to use and in no way infer you have to cook it as I do.