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Perfect Poached Eggs August 24, 2014

Filed under: 21 Day Fix,Back to Basics,Breakfast — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 4:34 pm
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Perfect Poached Eggs

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Poached Eggs.  How hard can it be ?

Well, if you are fussy about the perfect consistency of the yolk, it can be hard !  For me, I like it to be like a nice thick gravy – and since it’s been a while since I made poached eggs, it took me a couple of tries to get the time right.  By the way, that yolk was not Photoshopped!  We have chickens (I call them “my girls”), and I had been feeding them a little more corn than usual, which contributes to a fabulous orange colored yolk.

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Perfect Poached Eggs and Turkey Bacon
2 slices turkey bacon
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vinegar
Kosher salt and cracked black pepper

Bring 1 cup of water up to boiling.  Turn down the heat a touch so the water is just barely bubbling.  Add vinegar.  Crack an egg into a small bowl or cup.  Gently slide it into the water.  Cook for exactly 4 minutes!  Sometimes I find after about 3 minutes that the top of the egg needs a little more cook time so I gently roll it over with a large spoon.

While the egg is cooking, toss the turkey bacon into a non-stick pan and brown both sides.

When the egg is done take it out of the water with a slotted spoon to a folded paper towel, roll it over to “dry” both sides.

 

Asian Citrus Shrimp Skewers with Veggies August 17, 2014

Filed under: 21 Day Fix — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 10:07 pm
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Asian Citrus Shrimp Skewers

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1 Red 2 Greens 1 Orange 1 Blue 21 Day Fix teaspoon 2 teaspoons

Asian Citrus Shrimp Skewers with Veggies

(Shrimp)
12 medium shrimp
2 Tbsp Asian Citrus Vinagrette
1 tsp olive oil

(Veggies)
1 cup broccoli
1/4 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup cherry tomaties, quartered
1 Tbsp onion
1 Tbsp diced red bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

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Heat a non stick pan to medium high heat and toast the walnuts for a minute or two.

Marinade the shrimp with Vinagrette and 1 tsp ollive oil in a small bowl for 5 minutes. Grill for about 2 minutes on each side.

Over medium high heat add 1 tsp. olive oil, broccoli, carrots, onion, bell pepper, garlic to a non stick pan.  Pour leftover marinade over the top.  Sautee for 2-3 minutes.  Take off the heat and add tomatoes.

Serve the skewer over the top of the veggies and sprinkle with toasted walnuts.

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Asian Citrus Shrimp Skewers

 

 

 

Asian Citrus Vinaigrette

Filed under: 21 Day Fix — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 9:07 pm
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Asian Citrus Vinaigrette.

1 Orange

Asian Citrus Vinaigrette

1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
2 tsp honey
1/2 inch of peeled ginger, minced
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

Combine all ingredients, whisk, or put in a jar and shake.

 

Recipe adapted from 21 Day Fix Eating Plan.

 

Fish Tacos (21 Day Fix)

Filed under: 21 Day Fix,Dinner — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 6:28 pm
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21 Day Fix - Fish Tacos

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  1 Yellow   1 Red   1 Green 21 Day Fix teaspoon 2 teaspoons

Fish Tacos

2 corn Tortillas

3/4 Cup cod, cubed

1 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt

2 tsp olive oil

1 Tbsp lime juice

1/4 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp paprika

Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste

Lettuce

Cherry Tomato

In a small bowl whisk the olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt/pepper.  Add the fish, and let marinade for a couple of minutes.

In the meantime heat a pan, and toast the tortillas over medium high heat.

Add fish and all marinade to a non-stick pan over medium heat, cover and cook for 3 minutes.  Give the fish a stir, cover and cook for 2 more minutes.

Serve on the toasted tortillas, with yogurt, lettuce and tomato.

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21 Day Fix - Fish Tacos

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21 Day Fix - Fish Tacos

 

21 Day Fix – Food Review (trial run) August 16, 2014

Filed under: 21 Day Fix — Low Carb Jabberwockey @ 5:30 pm
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21 Day Fix

Recently, a friend of mine from high school (yes, that was 29 years ago!) posted a fabulous picture of herself on Facebook….I commented that she was INSPIRING!  She challenged me to something called the “21 Day Fix”.  I decided to go for it!  She is a “coach” for a group of 12 of us.

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I ordered the program which is a combination of Exercise (blech), healthy eating, and some kind of shake/smoothie thing (which is a little spendy).  I decided that I would give it all a go for 21 days.  I got my “kit” far in advance of her start day of Sept. 2, so have had time to read through it all and give the food part a trial run (minus the shakes — I am hoarding them, and have been substituting yogurt).  I have not tried the exercise videos yet, but when I do I’ll let you know how difficult they were for a person that has a bad knee and is carrying about 30 extra pounds.  I also need to take my measurements and a start picture which I am dreading a little.

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The food part is great. It’s real food, and healthy. Calculations in the manual show that I am in the 1200 to 1499 calorie range which I know (from past experiences) is “dead-on” for me to lose weight.  On trial day one, I was not hungry at all, and struggled to eat everything.  Crazy, right ?  Now, I will admit I have a few cheats that I must fess up to.

  • 2 or 3 coffees (which is not bad on the plan….BUT….)
  • Heavy cream to go with the coffee
  • Sugar free hazelnut syrup to go with the coffee
  • Salad dressing:  Balsamic Vinaigrette is my own recipe which has added sugar
  • Plan calls for PLAIN Greek yogurt… I find that quite nasty unless subbing for sour cream, so am going with Yoplait lights – once I start the shakes they will end up taking the place of the yogurts.
  • Hot sauce is free, but I substituted salsa

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The food is divided into colored categories, and the kit comes with containers to help you gauge the amounts.

  • Green=Veggies
  • Purple=Fruits
  • Red=Protein
  • Yellow=Carbs
  • Blue=Fats (avocado, nuts, cheeses, etc.)
  • Orange=Fats (dressings, olives, peanuts)
  • An additional 2 teaspoons of oils/peanut butter etc.

Below is my menu for day one, and some (not all) pics of the food.  I think once I create a weeks worth of menus I will try to find some way to post them with embedded pics.  I’m in the 1200-1499 calorie range which gives me 3 greens, 2 purples, 4 reds, 2 yellows, 1 blue, 1 orange and 2 teaspoons (grey).

Menu

21 Day Fix

Breakfast

21 Day Fix

Snack

21 Day FixLunch

21 Day FixDinner

21 Day Fix

 

 
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