So I was wondering if some of the American fasters here would be so kind as to share recipes or food ideas they have found useful.
In particular, I'm looking for ways of making Dinners for One rather than 4 servings, and I prefer meals which take just a few minutes to cook and use just a few ingredients but have enough fresh veggies to provide healthy levels of nutrient. I also try to eat 7 to 10 ounces of protein on my fast days.
Here is what I have been eating on fast days.
Hot and Sour Soup with Rice (163 calories , 213 with 2 oz chicken, 243 with egg):
8 oz of Trader Joe's Miso soup (the kind in the tetrapak, NOT the other kinds they sell which are more calories.) I stir in the following:
1 oz carrot
3 oz romaine lettuce (I buy the ones with the darkest green leaves, which make a delicious soup green.)
mushrooms (dried Chinese shiritake or other varieties which I buy at an Asian store in the region. I soak a quarter ounce of the dry mushrooms for an hour and then slice them. (25 calories)
2 ounces brown rice. (100 calories)
2 drops Roland Hot oil
1.5 tbs rice vinegar
I may add 2 ounces of diced, cooked chicken tenderloin to this (50 calories), or I may stir in 1 egg (80 caloreis) to the broth before I add the veggies to make an egg drop version.
If you leave out the rice it is much less calories.
Asian Slaw Stir Fry (50 calories, 151 with chicken or tuna)
Dole Classic Cole Slaw which I steam in a little water in a frying pan. When the water cooks off, I add 1/2 tbs of Myron's Ponzu sauce (you can use teriyaki sauce instead) and 1/2 tbs of Trader Joe's Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar. It's surprisingly good. Hubby loves this same slaw, not steamed, as the vegetable when we cook out.
On fast days, I top this steamed asian slaw with 4 ounces of chicken breast tenderloin (101 calories), or serve it as a side dish with a can of Skipjack or chunk light tuna (102 calories) which I douse in rice or apple cider vinegar (0 calories).
FAGE 0% yogurt for dessert with a dash of DaVinci Sugar free German Chocolate Cake Syrup for flavoring. (100)
Help me come up with some more things to eat!