Easy cooking (used canned chicken), quick cooking, and healthy. Good for a light meal on a hot day! Salad meal, I suppose you could say. LOL Chicken Salad, marinated salad, sliced tomato, and a croissant.
June 11, 2012 My Food Diary
I baked everything in the NuWave Oven for 20 minutes. (Turn all after 10 minutes and then continue baking.) I only added ground black pepper and fresh lemon juice.
I added sliced tomato and sliced strawberries. Easy, fast, nutritious. I’m craving fish a lot lately.
*This can be baked in conventional oven. I simply prefer Nuwave since I start with frozen fish. My diet may not be best for anyone else but I eat healthier than I did.
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.
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 24, 2012
Tuna Salad Sandwich, Green beans, and Fresh Tomatoes
1 large can tuna„, drained
2 stalks celery
1/4 to 1/2 cup onion (depends on taste you desire)
(Chop celery and onion in small food chopper. Add to tuna mixture.)
1 T. Sweet pickle relish
Spicy mustard, to taste
Black ground pepper or seasonings of your choice
Add above ingredients together in bowl. (This mixture will usually be enough for one person to eat for a couple of days)
Couple of leaves fresh lettuce (washed and dried)
1 or 2 Sliced tomatoes
2 slices whole wheat bread, toasted.
Place mixture on slice of toasted whole wheat bread, top wilth lettuce and sliced tomatoes.
Add top slice of toasted bread, cut in half diagonally.
1 can green beans
Place serving of green beans on microwavable plate. Heat 45 seconds to 1 minute. Add cut sandwich to plate, and add more sliced tomatoes to plate. Very good, fast, easy, and nutritious.
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.