Toast up some protein
bread (I use 2 slices)
spread on a little tomato puree
top with lots of cooked spinach
(seasoned with garlic
& squeezed dry)
then top with cheese
Then I pop it in the oven until it gets hot and melted
(you have to watch it so it wont burn).
When it comes
out of the oven you can add some oregano, crushed red pepper, and parmasean cheese
"Here is another variation on the tomatoes....
Hot tomato salsa Onion dry fried in a non
stick saucepan, add chopped tomatoes, basil, red wine vinegar, garlic and some sweetner (if needed to taste)....
lovely hot and goes really well with the chicken and fish dishes :)"- Caroline
do like to experiment with spices and vinegars for variety. Here's a few of my favourites from past diets.
Indian Style - curry, salt & pepper. A wee bit of dill pickle juice.
Tomatoes Mexican Style
- chili pepper, cayenne pepper, salt & pepper, lime juice.
Tomatoes Greek Style - basil, parsley,
garlic, dehydrated onion, lemon juice. -Darlene
"the 1st day on the SMD,I made fish
with 1 clove of grated garlic, a bit of grated ginger, leek, mushrooms in japanese soy sauce in the oven...." -Yunah
"For Friday lunch a portabello mushroom to top with spinach
and cheese, since dinner calls for as much vegetables as you want."
"I also make deviled eggs on Thursday by
scooping out the yolks from hard-boiled eggs, add dijon mustard, salt, black pepper, cayenne and lemon juice. Stuff
the eggs with this mixture and sprinkle with finely chopped cilantro." -Simone
Some ideas for salads:
as croutons (toast, spritz lightly with garlic cooking spray and pop in the toaster oven to crisp up);...
Dice up tomato, cucumber and add dash of salt, pepper and
vinegar. Let sit at room temp for 5 minutes to release juices, creating a flavorful dressing.
Spinach Fritatta (Keep Trim)
egg and 3 whites (3 whites still has less fat and cals than one egg), blended that with 1/4 cup of cottage cheese. I sauteed
tomatoes, zuccini and a few mushrooms with garlic, then added the egg mixture and made a fritatta. HUGE and filling!!
I sauteed garlic and about 1 1/2 cups spinach. I added cinnamon, salt and pepper to that. Then in a blender
mixed 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese and about 3 Tbl water. Then added the cottage cheese and about 3-4 Tbl of low cal parmesan
cheese to the spinach. So basically a hot spinach dip.
"I just bought a Foreman grill because others in this group
it, and I love it! I grill chicken or fish without sauces, but then
top it with a fat-free cilantro pesto
that I make in the blender, or
if fruit is allowed that meal, I use some to make a mango, pineapple
or papaya salsa."--Simone