Friday, September 9, 2011
My Favorite 5-minute Meal - Only 267 Calories!
Last night I made dinner in five minutes, loaded up on nutrients, and consumed only 267 calories! Here's how I did it:
1.) I scooped out a half cup of spinach salad I'd tossed up a few days ago, topped it with sliced roasted beets I'd prepared on Sunday, and dressed it with Bragg's Organic Hawaiian Fat Free Dressing & Marinade (more on this stuff tomorrow!)
2.) I soaked a sweet potato in hydrogen peroxide for a minute to get all the grit and grime off; then dried it, poked it a few times with a fork, and put it in the microwave for 4 minutes.
3.) I grabbed a slice of tofu that I'd blotted dry earlier today and spooned on some fresh heirloom tomato pico de gallo I'd made on Sunday
4.) I cut open the cooked sweet potato and put a spoonful of the pico de gallo on that, too.
Tada! Dinner! So fresh, so easy, and not a calorie wasted. Everything I ate was utterly nutritious, not to mention downright tasty. Think about it - sweet potatoes, spinach and beets are all considered super foods.
And see for yourself - here's the nutrition in formation from my dinner:
267 calories, 4 g fat, 12 g protein, 43 mg sodium, 39 g carbs, 7 g fiber, 24 g sugar, 0 mg cholesterol
And here's what each food brings to my table:
Beets - folate, manganese, vitamin K, vitamin C, omega 3s, fiber
Sweet Potato - vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, copper, fiber, vitamin B6, potassium and iron
Spinach - vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, vitamin C, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin E, fiber, copper, vitamin B1, protein, phosphorous, zinc, omega 3s, vitamin B3 (niacin), selenium
Tofu - manganese, iron, protein, omega 3 fatty acids, selenium, copper, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium
So, there you go - in 5 minutes you can have a satisfying, filling, nutritional powerhouse of a meal. So easy, so good for you! Yum!