Mustard Greens Turkey Rollup

This isn’t your typical boring turkey rollup since it uses peppery-flavored mustard greens that may not suit everyone’s taste. Cool sliced tomatoes and some light ranch dressing mollify the heat of the greens. Mustard Greens Turkey Rollup 1 large mustard greens leaf per rollup 2 oz turkey breast 1oz grated carrot 2T light or fat […]

Fruit Gloop

Fruit gloop is what I call a metamucil or psyllium husk smoothie. If you’re in a hurry you can just mix metamucil and water and let it sit for about 10 minutes for the psyllium to absorb water and give it the thick gloopy texture. Adding fresh or canned fruit and blending allows a wide […]

Breakfast Banana Split aka No Waffling

On the weekend having the extra time to savor breakfast or brunch can work against a diet, but you can “go big” without the calories if you are careful. Here the fruit on hand was limited to some rather ripe bananas and a peach so the first idea was a banana split: and after taking […]

Chinese Takeout On A Diet?

Chinese food is one of the things I miss when on a diet, but if the rest of the family is eating Chinese takeout, do you suffer with your salad, or indulge and regret it later? Here is a way to eat Chinese – a full, satisfying plateful, and stay within bounds. Instead of rice, […]

Dinner Menu: Sausages and Jicama Bake with Fresh Fruit Salad

Just an example of an easy, quick, filling, delicious and low calorie dinner menu for those busy weeknights that just adds one of my weaknesses, turkey italian sausages, to a Jicama Bake previously prepared. For this incarnation I added a can of corn and another of cut green beans to the Jicama prior to baking. […]

Cantaloupe and Blackberries

The blueberries in Fruits of Summer were subtly tart, but these blackberries were pucker factor nine! So I quickly added the allowed one teaspoon of sugar and we have a winner. Cantaloupe and Blackberries Half a cantaloupe cut in slices About 20 blackberries or raspberries or ollalieberries etc 1t sugar if needed Cut cantaloupe in […]

Spicy Cauliflower Enchilada “Rice”

Previously I have prepared cauliflower rice plain, but I had some spare enchilada sauce sitting in the fridge so decided to spice it up a little. Spicy Cauliflower Enchilada “Rice” 1 head cauliflower cut into small dice 1 cup red enchilada sauce e.g. Las Pamas Cilantro optional Prepare the cauliflower normally for “rice,” cutting into […]

Spaghetti Squash Three Flavors

We have previously enjoyed spaghetti squash as a Ratatouille Bake and with Egg, Cream Cheese and Marinara. Here are three more spaghetti squash variations: sesame noodles, parsley and parmesan, and chicken enchilada bake. Spaghetti Squash Sesame Noodles One half a spaghetti squash, seeds removed 4T light sesame ginger dressing Cilantro Cut squash in half, remove […]

Strawberry Lovers’ Plate

Two strawberry posts the same weekend – ’tis the season. Strawberries and cream is probably only a neck behind Motherhood and Apple Pie in popularity and a tiny bit of extra preparation makes a special dish out of the merely delicious. Lovers of strawberries can make their own helping and fly solo while lovers who […]

Chinese / Oriental Chicken Salad

One of my favorite salad restaurants in Silicon Valley, Sweet Tomatoes, has a house salad that is my favorite Chinese chicken salad. This is very close but without any wontons and gets its crunch from the romaine and the carrots. The dressing I use is the excellent Newman’s Own Light Sesame Ginger that is only […]