Here's a couple of simple meals I ate this week that you might enjoy. I am including pictures and recipes for both. They're both healthy, low carb, and Medifast friendly!
I tweaked a recipe I found here (another good one from Sandy!).
8.8 oz tuna (water packed, drained... I used two small cans so was a bit shy, more like 7 oz)
1 hard boiled egg, chopped
2 Tbsp light mayo
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp dried dill weed
1 Tbsp dill pickle relish
1/8 tsp black pepper
dash of sea salt
Divide mixture in half. Place each half in a mound on a cookie sheet and top each with a slice of 2% low fat Kraft Swiss cheese (or the low fat Swiss of your choice). Bake at 350 until the cheese is nicely melted.
Makes 2 servings. Each serving equals one "Lean" Medifast portion plus 1 Fat and about 2 condiments. I had this with 1.5 cups of angel hair cabbage slaw and it was very satisfying.
I baked one and placed the other, uncooked, in a glass dish topped with the cheese and baked that one the next day. Yummy!
Beef and Broccoli with Cauliflower "Rice" (from here)
*note: I found the measurements to be a little off, so if you are on Medifast you may want to cook the beef and measure out 5 oz cooked, and also measure the veggies cooked.
2 servings of raw beef sirloin cut into strips (I used 14 oz to yield 10 oz cooked for 2 servings)
Mix the meat with 1.5 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce and let sit for 15 minutes. Then toss it into a nonstick pan on medium high heat. Cook and stir until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. I seasoned this with a bit of black pepper and garlic powder... just a few shakes. Set aside.
Add 1.5 cups of raw broccoli florets (cooks down to about a cup), 1/2 cup water, and a packet of Splenda. Cover and cook until broccoli is tender/crisp, 4-5 minutes. Add beef back to the pan and heat through. Split the dish in half for two servings.
To make cauliflower "rice":
Take a head of cauliflower (or less if you prefer) and cut it into florets. Put them through a ricer, shredder, food processor, or I like to use my Salad Shooter with the shredding attachment (so fast and easy!).. or grate by hand on a cheese grater. It will look like rice. Add a spoonful of water, put in a glass dish and cover and microwave for 3-4 minutes or until soft. Or, you can steam it til soft. Don't overcook it or you'll have mush :)
For one meal, use one cup of cooked cauliflower "rice" topped with one portion (half recipe) of beef and broccoli. On Medifast this equals one complete Lean & Green meal with 3 condiments. If you're not on Medifast or counting condiments, feel free to add more spices like red pepper flakes, ginger, maybe some more garlic. Enjoy!
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