So today, I recreated an old favorite of mine from back in my gluten-eating days - salad sandwiches. Sounds crazy, right? But my Italian dad always did this, so I did too!
So make a small salad with your favorite greens, but for some reason, I love a tiny bit of torn iceberg mixed into my field greens and romaine mix for this application. Add a bit of diced tomato and cucumber. Also, add a small amount of thinly slivered sweet onion. The onion taste is really important to this, but a tiny amount is all that is needed. To this salad, add a good sprinkle of sea salt and a few cracks of pepper. Use a microplane or small grater to grate a very small amount of parmesan into the salad. Toss with a very small amount of your favorite vinnaigrette. If you make your own, you can keep it E. Allow salad to sit and wilt, about 10 minutes. Toss well a few times.
While salad is wilting, mix up a batch of trim healthy pan breads, but to batter remove about 1-2 tbs of oats and replace with golden flax meal. Add 2 tbs of nutritional yeast, a few pinches of those minced dried onions or onion powder, and a sprinkle of garlic powder. Add a few pinches sea salt, too. Cook these as recipe directs.
Take 2-3 panbreads, and holding each like a taco, fill with salad, and then chomp away. It's a mess, and you can't eat it politely. It's so delicious, though. Don't eat it without a napkin and maybe eat it all by yourself - I always look like a hog eating salad sandwiches. It is quite filling. I ate it today with a simple chicken broth anything soup. Very nice.
lovelea: I stalled after losing 20 pounds just like the book says So I am now doing the fuel pull cycle for the first time
Jun 19, 2014 12:42:23 GMT -5
missyhi: Is drinking oolong tea ok when pregnant?
Jun 19, 2014 17:14:26 GMT -5
steffanie3: missyhi, if you are uncomfortable with something it is always good to ask your healthcare provider, Oolong is the type of tea served at most Chinese food restaurants
Jun 20, 2014 9:17:27 GMT -5
steffanie3: I drank a bit in pregnancy but not large quantities because of caffeine and not with my prenatal because I read teas can inhibit folic acid absorption, which for me was easy because I took them at night anyway and wasn't having caffeine then
Jun 20, 2014 9:19:01 GMT -5
wrapmama14: just got boxes of goodies in the mail! Red palm oil, Dreamfields, glucomannan, nunaturals and chia seeds!
Jun 20, 2014 11:50:14 GMT -5
cashen10: wrapmama14 you are about to have some fun!!!
Jun 20, 2014 12:50:18 GMT -5
babutler: Love the recipes in the book. My husband even likes most of them. If I could just stay on plan at work. It's hard because I am a nurse and work 12 hour shifts. I do ok until 4 or 5 start looking for something to eat.
Jun 20, 2014 19:44:34 GMT -5
gs3691: Any good ideas on cooking with quinoa? I tried only once, and I was not pleased with the outcome.
Jun 20, 2014 22:54:59 GMT -5
wrapmama14: I love quinoa in soups, add to chili's or broth soups for a more filling high protein meal. I love it but it is bland by itself.
Jun 21, 2014 8:46:54 GMT -5
steffanie3: I like it cooked in broth
Jun 22, 2014 18:37:16 GMT -5
maggiewonders: Quinoa mixed in with steel-cut oats makes a rockin' breakfast cereal. Wisk a half scoop protein powder w/almond milk & pour over, and then add whatever flavorings, sweetener, toppings - my usual is berries/yogurt/and a sprinkling of chopped walnuts.
Jun 23, 2014 23:40:48 GMT -5
shannonlynn: Does anyone have suggestions for a syrup that work on the plan? I originally ordered the Ali's All Natural they suggested in the book, but it is not available anymore. I tried a recipe from Pinterest, but wasn't happy with the taste.
Jun 25, 2014 13:03:16 GMT -5
steffanie3: Nature's Hollow makes some syrups (and other things) with xylitol, netrition.com carries them as probably other places online
Jun 26, 2014 0:44:55 GMT -5
sophia: Is the zucchini fritter supposed to be pretty big?
Jul 3, 2014 8:13:15 GMT -5
wannabeold: Is there an error in the Best Macaroon Cookies recipe? They were very dry.
Jul 4, 2014 22:17:22 GMT -5
steffanie3: I haven't made zucchini fritters Sophia, I think fritters are typically pretty good sized (deck of cards maybe).
Jul 5, 2014 22:35:50 GMT -5
steffanie3: I don't see a correction on the Macaroons, but I do add a bit more egg whites if they don't seem wet enough to stick together I really enjoy those.
Jul 5, 2014 22:36:51 GMT -5
gs3691: Does anyone have a good recipe for a plan-friendly squash casserole?
Jul 8, 2014 21:39:53 GMT -5
ajillbee: Help on Testosterone please? I can't find out if Testosterone hormone replacement (bio identical of course) can be harmful for someone who is pregnant or can potentially fall pregnant? Any answers please? Thanks
Jul 9, 2014 17:15:51 GMT -5