Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Detox/Reset Menu Day 2

Have you noticed how every daytime talk show is discussing healthy eating this week.  No wonder we're so depressed in January.  All that talk about what you should be eating and what you shouldn't be eating....blah, blah, blah.  But I must say yesterday's eating was quite enjoyable.  Last night's pizzas were a big hit. Pitas make great pizza shells.  Having a menu to follow to get back to healthy eating is definitely the way to go!

Welcome to Day 2

Broccoli Scrambled Eggs, 1 Slice of Whole Grain Toast and an Orange
  • For 1 serving, heat 2 tsp olive oil in a skillet until hot. 
  • Saute some chopped onions (I used green onions and red onions) until soft. 
  • Add in about 1/2 cup chopped broccoli and 1 tbsp water.  Steam then saute broccoli until tender.  I added a touch of Ms. Dash herb and garlic seasoning. 
  • Mix 2 eggs with 2 tsp water and 2 tbsp finely shredded Parmesan. 
  • Add eggs to broccoli mix and stir until set and scrambled.

Salmon Pasta Salad
  • Prepare whole wheat penne or rotini according to the package directions. Drain, cool and set aside.
  • For one 213g can of salmon mix 6 tsp olive oi, 6 tsp lemon juice and 3 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Add the drained can of salmon with skin and bones removed
  • Mix in 1/2 cup white kidney beans. I did this mix ahead of time and put it in the fridge.
  • When you're ready to serve heat up 2 ounces of the pasta until warm.
  • Toss in a few cherry or grape tomatoes.
  • You can heat up the salmon bean mix a bit if you like.  Toss in about 1/4 of the mix and add to the pasta.
  • Serve the pasta mix on a bed of spinach.
Serious yum! (geez I like white kidney beans!)

Chicken Tacos with Coleslaw
Chicken Tacos
  • Saute diced chicken breasts (one per serving) in a pan with a little bit of olive oil until cooked through
  • Add in 1 tsp of tomato paste and 1 tsp salsa per breast. Sprinkle in some chili powder, more if you like it spicy!  Saute for 2 minutes
  • Add in some green onion, cilantro or parsley and a good squeeze of lime juice. Turn off the heat and let sit while you get everything else together.
  • Set up 2 whole grain, preferably corn tortillas per plate.  Spread each tortilla with 1 -2 tbsp low fat refried beans.
  • Spoon about 1/4 cup of chicken breast mixture on the each tortilla
  • Top with shredded romaine lettuce, 1 tbsp salsa and 2 tsp low fat sour cream.

  • You can buy the prepackaged coleslaw or you can shred some cabbage and carrots yourself. 
  • Mix with some plain yogurt, a bit of sour cream, a little horseradish, a dash of Dijon mustard, lime juice, chili powder and cider vinegar. 
  • Make ahead and let the coleslaw sit so the flavours can really come together.
Don't even get me started about all the talk on TV and in print about what exercises we should be doing, what workout routine is this and that... Oh lord, one step at a time, one step at a time... See you tomorrow!   

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