Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Maker's Diet

Several years ago I embarked on the Maker's Diet. It was tough, but I did it and lost a lot of weight. Well, the weight started creeping back up, so I knew it was time to go back on it. A dear friend decided to go on it with me. There is strength in numbers!

This time I decided I wanted to sit down and make a list of meals that I could refer to when it was time for meal planning. My friend and I sat down to tea and started to write. I have a Cajun background and she a Mexican background. What a wonderful list of meals we came up with! We modified our regular recipes and came up with a bonanza. Seeing such a long list of a variety of meals gave me more courage to start. I've been on it for three days and I've already seen weight loss!

I thought I would share those here including any recipes.

Here are the Phase One* meal ideas we came up with:

*It must be noted that we do modify the diet a bit in that we do eat cow milk products instead of goat milk products.

Breakfasts:

Omelet - eggs, peppers, onions, tomato, cilantro, cheese, green onions, spinach, sour cream. Saute the veggies in butter and season.

Smoothie - blueberry, strawberry, coconut milk, yogurt, honey & vanilla

Boiled eggs with turkey bacon

Fried eggs with avocado on the side

Cottage cheese with raspberries

Yogurt with strawberries or blueberries

Grapefruit

Quiche without the crust

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Lunches & Suppers:

  • Lamb chops on the grill with mushrooms on a skewer and broccoli with butter (brush olive oil on the chops and mushrooms and season)
  • Chicken Breast with Cauliflower & cheese sauce, cucumbers
  • Tuna salad over lettuce with avocado, tomatoes & sunflower seeds
  • Chicken salad over lettuce
  • Fish with a Sundried Tomato Pesto
  • Beef Sparerib Soup
  • Tacos in Cabbage Leaves (replace the taco shell or tortilla with raw cabbage leaves)
  • Grilled Fish with Lemon Juice
  • Mexican Chicken Soup
  • Grilled Steak with steamed carrots and Asparagus
  • Beef or chicken stir fry (leave off the sugar laden sauce and use this recipe instead)
  • Grilled chicken breast with grilled squash and coleslaw
  • Grilled eggplant smothered in Italian sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese. Bake at 450 to melt cheese)
  • Fajita Beef on salad greens with picante sauce, cheese and sour cream
  • Roast cooked in crockpot stuffed with garlic. Serve with Artichoke and sauteed mushrooms.
  • Spaghetti with meatballs or meat sauce served over Spaghetti Squash (this is a very cool squash whose cooked insides look just like spaghetti noodles)
  • Ground beef Taco salad with tomato, avocado, cheese & sour cream
  • Rosemary Baked Chicken with sliced tomatoes and peas
  • Zucchini Boats
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup (minus the Tortillas)
  • Gumbo (sorry, no recipe here... it's a secret)
  • Chicken breasts stuffed with Broccoli & cheese (these can be purchased already made & frozen at your grocery store freezer section) & salad
  • Grilled Salmon with artichoke
  • Hamburger patty with sauted mushrooms and articokes with garlic butter sauce

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Snacks:

  • Almonds

  • Sunflower seeds

  • pumpkin seeds

  • strawberries

  • raspberries

  • blackberries

  • blueberries

  • Smoothie

  • carrots

  • cheese

  • coffee

  • carrot juice

  • Herbal teas

  • Perrier

  • cherries

  • frozen peas

  • avocado
  • homeade lemonade sweetened with honey or Stevia

2 comments:

Spitfire said...

Here's an alternative to your Zucchini boats..I make it for Synagogue and everyone LOVES it.

Cut raw zucchini in half, scrape out the seeds. I cover the halves with Olive Oil. Then let sit.

In a skillet, fry up some hamburger meat (can use ground turkey or chicken), seasoning as desired. Add in chopped mushrooms, bell peppers, onion, garlic and any other veggies you'd put on a pizza.

In a bowl, combine the fried hamburger, some salsa, or spaghetti sauce,(I use homemade ketchup, horseradish and seasonings) and mix well. Then spoon the meat mixture into the hollows of the zucchini, cover with mozzarella or provolone cheese. Bake at 350 about 20-30 minutes until zucchini is desired tenderness. Slice and enjoy.

We've even eaten it with the zucchini mostly raw and it's wonderful! So there's an additional recipe for your meals.

Shalom, Spitfire

Frazzled Mom said...

Thanks Spitfire. Sounds absolutely delish! Question for you... is it kosher to serve cheese on this dish since there is beef? I always thought you couldn't mix the two. School me on this...

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