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Day 3 – What to Eat for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spring Clean Your Body

Spring Clean Your Body It seems we’re always interested in what people eat when they’re on a healthy living plan.  Coming up with ideas that aren’t fast food, packaged, full of sugar and white flour kind of boggles the mind.  So periodically I will let you what I’ve been eating, how I prepared it, and the “recipe.”  I put that word in quotes because I usually just make stuff up when I cook.  I rarely measure.  That’s why this kind of cooking is good for me – it’s fast!  And it tastes good too.

Here’s what I ate today…..hope it gives you some ideas.

Brunch (I slept in!)

Stir fried veggies and egg (fast and delicious for breakfast, lunch, or dinner)

  • Pour a bit of olive oil in a small skillet – use medium heat
  • Sautee one clove of garlic (optional) and add veggies according to the length of time needed for cooking. I prefer my veggies to be tender-crisp.
  • I add a couple shakes of Italian spices, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to the oil and garlic…then the veggies.
  • Use whatever veggies you have on hand. Compatible veggies include, but are not limited to, green onions, red/yellow onion, spinach, asparagus, red-green-yellow peppers, cooked cubed potatoes, mushrooms (any kind).  [What other ideas do you have?  Tell us at the comment link below]

Here’s the order I would add veggies to the oil and garlic:

  1. Asparagus (1 stalk) and mushrooms (2 button)
  2. peppers and cooked potato cubes (I didn’t include these veggies in mine)
  3. spinach and green onion (handful of spinach and one green onion)
  4. 2 eggs whisked in a small bowl (I use a tea cup)

It’s FAST! The whole cooking process takes about 6 minutes – don’t over cook it (or over think it). It’s just veggies and eggs – scrambled in whatever order makes sense to you. Find your own special combination and share it with us at the comment link below.

For Dinner

I’ve been doing a lot of stir fries lately and to keep from getting bored with healthy food, I’m switching it up tonight. I’ll have hormone antibiotic free steak (4 oz), sautéed garlic and asparagus (crisp), and a mixed spring green salad with fresh pairs, walnuts, raisins, jicama, and a vinaigrette dressing.  BTW it was great!

NOTE:  If you buy lean meat, you can slice it thin and flash fry it (just about 1 mintute) and it will be more tender.  The longer it cooks, the tougher it gets.

Today’s Fitness Routine

I walked Toby on the Kansas River for an hour and a half.  Felt great.  We kept up a good pace and were the only ones out.  I start to get possessive of that walking trail…..

Your turn – Thoughts about today’s post?  How is your program coming?  Tell us what you did today on your Spring Cleaning Program….

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  1. Deena says:

    I do the veggies/eggs combo A LOT! Had it for dinner tonight! I sauted yellow squash in olive oil, added two diced sprouted corn tortillas and chipoltle chili powder, when it was all a bit brown I added two eggs. Delicious! I had a salad with carrots, red bell pepper and fennel, with vinegarette. I had an apple with natural peanut butter and a touch of honey for dessert. In my veggie egg fries I will often add diced fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme. I most often make it with potatoes, onions, herbs and chard.

    for exercise I had an hour of yoga with Melissa and 45 minutes of water Zumba…ready for a good nights sleep now! I have water aerobics in the morning.

  2. cheryl says:

    Awesome Deena – you’re giving me a run for my money…and I think you’re now in the lead :) I love your ideas. I’ll try them. Keep ’em coming.

  3. Denise Musser says:

    For excercise I did my walking but just did 20 minutes in the morning and 20 in the afternoon, plus 15 min. of yoga. My head is still stuffy (we seem to have perfected the virus at Mayo) and it hurts to do inverted postures, so I’m sticking with twists.

    I did OK on food, but not really healthy: just toast, coffee and chicken, asparagus and grilled potatoes for dinner. I need to work on both of those things, but you all are keeping me going.

  4. nsh says:

    I think you mean “white flour” not flower as you have it. :)

  5. cheryl says:

    Thanks nsh – you’re absolutely right. I have eaten flowers on occasion (but not white ones) :)

    Denise – you’re doing great. Don’t be hard on yourself. Look at what you’ve done for your body today. That a lot more than most people have done. Keep at it – you’re already on the wellness path.

  6. Micki Self-Loveland says:

    I think there must be a stir fry bug loose on Lawrence, because I too made stir fry. I had left over Amy’s Meats Chuck Roast that I cut into long strips and tossed in the wok with bok choy, carrots, green onions, and garlic. Simple, fast, and scrumptious.

    Worked in the yard with my son tonight, and sat my fountain back up! YES! I love the sound of the water.

    And, now – the reaaal fun~ a CNBC documentary of the Enron debacle. Oh boy, life couldn’t be any better than this :)

  7. cheryl says:

    Looks like you went from the sublime to the ridiculous that day. I really like your stir fry idea. I’ve got the bug! Keep sharing food idea. Love ’em.

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