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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mon. Oct 8th

Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca

Daily Tidbit:  According to the American Heart Association 1/2 cup of Vegetables or Vegetable juice counts as 1 serving of Vegetables (except for leafy greens, which is 1 cup for 1 serving).

Having Vegetables cooked and ready to go in the fridge is the easiest way to quickly put together a healthy meal.  I managed to make my entire lunch, Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca (pictured above), from things already cooked and ready to go in the fridge.  Within 5 minutes I was eating a lunch that contained 6 servings of Veggies (1 cup Spaghetti Squash, 1 cup Broccoli, & 1 cup Marinara sauce); not bad for just one meal!



Frosted Shredded Mini-Wheats with Walnuts

Breakfast: Frosted Shredded Mini-Wheats with Walnuts & Milk
1 cup Frosted Shredded Mini-Wheats
1 cup Fat Free Milk
2 tbsp Plain Chopped Walnuts
5 oz. Orange Juice
Regular Coffee, black


Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca

Lunch: Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca
1 cup Spaghetti Squash
1 cup Broccoli florets
1 cup Organic No Salt Added Marinara Sauce
1 tbsp Capers
5 Black Kalamata Olives
2-3 Shakes of Parmesan Cheese
Plain Green Tea, hot

This dish was very satisfying for this cold cold gray day here and was so easy to throw together quickly because everything was already cooked (Spaghetti Squash microwaved last night and Broccoli Steamed last night) or ready to go from a jar (Capers, Olives, Marinara Sauce & Cheese).  So I just added each ingredient to the plate and microwaved it for a couple minutes and Voila!  Within five minutes it was ready to eat! 


Hummus with Zucchini & Carrots

Snack: Hummus with Raw Zucchini & Baby Carrots, Plain Green Tea, hot



Snack: 3 cups of Plain Popcorn (popped in brown paper bag in microwave for 2.5 minutes)



Corn Tortilla chips with Cheddar Cheese
Avocado & Kidney Beans & Salsa

Dinner: Cheddar Nachos
White Corn Tortilla Chips toasted with 1/4 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Dip:  1/2 Avocado, 1/2 cup Light Red Kidney Beans, 3 tbsp jarred Medium Salsa + 1 tbsp water
Amber O'Douls


Banana & Pecans & Chocolate Syrup & Whipped Cream!

Dessert:  No-Ice Cream Sundae!

1 Banana, sliced, with 1 tbsp chopped Pecans, 1 tsp Organic Chocolate Syrup & 2 tbsp Whipped Cream
Fat Free Milk 



Plain Hummus Recipe:
Into food processor put:

1 small clove Garlic
1 can Chick Peas (drained, rinsed)
2 tbsp Tahini
Juice from 1/2 Lemon
Salt, to taste

While processing stream in 2 tbsp EVOO.  Add cold water 1 tbsp at a time if needed to attain desired consistency.

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