Dieter’s dinner for two.
Old bay grilled chicken breast, veggies, feta and dill.
Dieter’s dinner for two.
Great news for dieters looking for a delicious snack. Guinness! Yes that’s right, Guinness. 12oz of this godly nectar is only 125 calories. It’s filling, delicious and feels great. For any man dieting, this kicks ass over 2 Snackwell creme cookies (110 calories), a fiber one bar is 140 cal and a Stonyfield 6oz low fat organic blueberry yogurt is 130 cal.
So it looks like Guinness is good for you and might be the best dieters delight on the market. I’m going to buy a six pack to help me stay on my diet. One a night for my evening snack. Enjoy and good luck.
Seared steak and peppers over blanched bok choi. With pho stock and barrel aged Blis fish sauce.
Two bowls of pho. Super healthy dinner. No noodles but lots of extra sprouts and herbs. Beef and tendon too.
Chopped Greek salad. This is my go to meal any time of the day. Any diner or cafe has it and making it at home is a breeze. Chop iceberg or romaine ( both are nice and crunchy), cucs, tomato, red onion and any other zero cal veggies. Toss with 1/4 cup feta, 2 stuffed grape leaves (chopped) and 2 anchovies (chopped). I use red wine vinegar and black pepper for dressing. Lemon juice works great too. A big filling meal for about 200 cal.
Fire in the whole. Toast filled with egg, sea salt and hot sauce.
Farm fresh eggs for breakfast today.
How do we regulate the consumption of dangerous foods? As a nation, we’ve accepted the need to limit the marketing and availability of tobacco and alcohol. The first is dangerous in any quantity, and the second becomes dangerous when overconsumed.
And added sweeteners, experts increasingly argue, have more in common with these substances than with fruit. In a recent paper in Nature, Robert H. Lustig, Laura A. Schmidt and Claire D. Brindis remind us that for the first time, chronic diseases pose a greater health threat than infectious ones, and of the three main risk factors for chronic diseases — alcohol, tobacco and diet — two are regulated and one is not.
Image: Evan Sung of the NYT. PS: Evan is one kick ass photographer.
David Tannis illustrates something many people in America don’t know. Indian cooking is not that different than what we do now. Lots of spices and flavor combos sure, but you have most of the stuff on hand already. If you ever bake, tried pickling or island cooking than you have almost everything anyway. After that it’s steps you already know. Saute, stir, simmer. And the aroma will just kill ya with goodness. For those dieting, cut back on the fat and yogurt. The spices and flavors will still shine through.
Pistachio basil pesto (raw/vegan). Treats for clients in city today. This is seriously good stuff.
Basil, pistachio, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice/zest, salt and pepper.
There’s been a salt argument happening in this country for a while now. Many food people argue that salt in home cooking is not the problem. Rather it is salt (sodium) in processed foods that is the killer. This article backs up that belief.
The article goes over what any literate American should know: that most of the salt we consume (75% according to Brody) comes from processed food. My contention has always been and remains that if you cook your own food, you can salt it to pleasurable levels and not live in terror of salt.
Want to stop diabetes and high blood pressure? Get the processed crap out of your homes.
Shits and giggles detox.
Day two of manly detox. Oatmeal with flaxseed for breakfast. Mid morning salad with beans. Lunch of salad with sashimi or similar. Dinner of cooked veggies, salad with beans or canned tuna. A second similar salad later in the evening. Lots of water during the day. Let’s just say “shits and giggles” seems like a pretty appropriate name for this week’s detox plan.
Image courtesy of liseed.org
A bowl full of hot fiber is the way to start a day and your butt (just being honest). Wonderful stuff for those on a diet. Fills you up, little calories and helps flush the system. I am eating one bowl at 7am and another around 10am.
1/2 dry oatmeal 153 calories
1 teaspoon raw sugar 20 calories