Finally, what you’ve been coming here for…the food.
On those days when calories are scarce and I’m afraid I’ll forget what food actually tastes like, how do I remind myself? Here’s a menu I do a lot because it has very simple ingredients that any basic person, like myself, would have in their kitchen anyway.
1 Tbsp. 2% Milk: 10 cal.
Breakfast Total: 170 cal.
This is a great 5-ingredient dish. I happened to have frozen shrimp on hand and had just bought a bag of mixed vegetables at the grocery store earlier in the week. I could have used EVOO, but I chose safflower because it’s neutral-flavored. Here’s the ingredient breakdown:
1 Clove Garlic: 1 cal.
Mixed Vegetables: 60 cal. (In this case, a bag of broccoli, carrots, & snow peas)
150g Frozen Shrimp: 103 cal.
1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce: 10 cal.
I heated the oil and sautéed the garlic for a minute. Then, I threw in the vegetables and tossed them around for 5 minutes. Next, I added the frozen shrimp and soy sauce and cooked until the shrimp were done.
150g Blueberries: 90 cal.
If I were a dude, I’d be allowed 100 more calories. I could have doubled up on the shrimp at dinner or had an extra egg at breakfast.
I think I’ve shown it’s not difficult to eat well while fasting with simple ingredients, a little time, and mediocre cooking skills. The hardest part of creating this menu was doing the math, but it gets easier. So does skipping lunch.