🥚 EGGY BRUNCH | 🐷 MUSTARD CHOP w VEGGIES | 🥣 FRUIT YOGURT BOWL

DAILY RECAP – 12/01

For at least Dec, possibly longer, I am switching things up a little and going back to where this all began – the old Core plan from the 90s.

Tracking:
OLD WW CORE PLAN
No Daily Points but huge 0pt food list
35 Weekly Points for items not on the list
Tracked using the Conquer Cravings plan with modifications
Core Food List: https://tinyurl.com/2enwwxan

🗓️ WEEKLY POINTS – 35
USED – 8

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🥚 EGGY BRUNCH
▪️ Duck Eggs
▪️ Couscous
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Avocado
▪️ Mediterranean Hummus (3)

🔘 Eggs beautifully poached in
ExcelSteel 2 Egg Poaching Pot
Bring water to simmer (not rolling boil)
Spray egg cups with cooking spray or oil
Crack 1 egg per cup – duck eggs / jumbos just fit
Cook over MED heat for 4min
Remove immediately (pan, cups and lid will be hot 🔥)

Or try these other methods:
🥚 PERFECT SOFT BOILED EGGS
In small saucepan, bring enough water to completely cover the eggs to a rolling boil. Reduce temperature to med and when the water is at a low simmer, gently add eggs. Avoid dropping them in the pot as they may crack.

Cook chicken eggs for 5 min (or duck eggs for 6 min) uncovered. I like to stir them every few minutes to prevent the yolk cooking more on one side.

If you prefer hard boiled (but not chalky super done yolks), increase time to 9min for chicken eggs and 11min for duck eggs.

Once cooked, drain out the boiling water and fill the pot with cold water. I personally don’t do an ice bath because I don’t want my eggs cold to eat.

Crack the eggs gently all the way around and put in the pot of cold water to allow water to get under the membrane. Leave eggs for 3-5 min, peel gently under running water and enjoy.

🌀INSTANT POT VERSION
https://ifoodreal.com/instant-pot-eggs
https://greenhealthycooking.com/instant-pot-eggs

Soft – 2min – High Pressure + Quick Release
Medium – 3min – High Pressure + Quick Release
Hard – 5min – High Pressure + Quick Release

🦊 CORE Points Used – 3
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🐷 MUSTARD PORK CHOP & VEGGIES
▪️ Bone In Pork Chop ♨️
▪️ Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
▪️ Green Beans 💨
▪️ Steak Sauce
▪️ Sweet Potato

♨️ PORK COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
425° for 12min

GREEN BEANS
💨 Steamed in @goodcookcom Microwave Steamer
6min on High

Good Cooks Microwave Steamer
https://amzn.to/3qcHXHf

🦊 CORE Points Used – 0
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👅 NIBBLES
▪️ Noosa Lemon Yogurt (4)
▪️ Pomegranate Arils
▪️ Raspberries
▪️ Orange Juice (1)

🦊 CORE Points Used – 5
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🎨 MINIATURE PAINTING
Nothing new today…

📺 WHAT AM I WATCHING
NCIS Season 10 + Wednesday (Netflix)

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🍈 SPLIT PEA SOUP | 🐷 PORK STEAK & VEG

DAILY RECAP – 11/25

🎯 CALORIE CYCLING
Weekly Calorie Target: 10,150
Calories Used: 7442

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🍈 SPLIT PEA SOUP & CHEESE CRISPBREADS
▪️ Split Pea & Ham Soup (🧊 Freezer Meal)
▪️ Wasa Sourdough Crispbreads
▪️ Swiss Cheese
▪️ Whole Grain Dijon Mustard

🧮 CALORIES – 688
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Simple but Satisfying

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🐷 PORK STEAK & VEG
▪️ Pork Steak ♨️
▪️ Pomegranate Molasses
▪️ Sweet Potato 🌀
▪️ Homemade Everything Seasoning
▪️ Artichoke 🌀
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter

♨️ Pork COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
425° for 15min

🌀 INSTANT POT SWEET POTATOES
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
1 cup water + trivet
Sml potatoes – High Pressure 15min + Natural Release
Med potatoes – High Pressure 20min + Natural Release
Lrg potatoes – High Pressure 30min + Natural Release
Xlrg potatoes – High Pressure 45min + Natural Release

https://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/instant-pot-sweet-potatoes-for-meal-prep

https://www.wellplated.com/instant-pot-sweet-potatoes

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🌀 INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals.

Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

Stovetop Version:
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

🧮 CALORIES – 611
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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Orange Juice
▪️ Noosa Lemon Yogurt

🧮 CALORIES – 242
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🎨 MINIATURE PAINTING
Nothing today…


📺 WHAT AM I WATCHING
NCIS Season 10 + Wednesday (Netflix)

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Until tomorrow…
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🍳 BREAKFAST BISCUIT | 🥣SOUP & SALAD | 🐷 PORK LOIN

DAILY RECAP – 11/22

🎯 CALORIE CYCLING
Weekly Calorie Target: 10,150
Calories Used: 2924

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🍳 BREAKFAST BISCUIT
▪️ Italian Quick Dough Biscuit ♨️
▪️ Duck Egg
▪️ Turkey Sausage
▪️ Swiss Cheese
▪️ Lemonaise Light Mayo

🍞 QUICK DOUGH DROP BISCUIT
🔹 ⅓c Self Rising Flour
To make all purpose flour into self rising – add 1½tsp baking powder + ¼tsp salt per 1c flour…
🔹⅓c 0% Greek Yogurt

OPTIONAL EXTRAS*
🔹½tbsp Italian Seasoning
🔹1tbsp Nutritional Yeast*
*optional – it does not effect the baking – it is not that kind of yeast – I often use it because I am deficient in vitamin B12 among other things

If you add these, you may have to add a little extra yogurt, milk or water…

Season as YOU like 😁…

NO STICKY HANDS PREPARATION
Combine all ingredients in a bowl with a fork or small spatula. Lightly spray your baking sheet or lay down some parchment paper and turn your dough out onto the tray. Using the fork/spatula, shape the dough to the thickness and diameter you want. Top with an egg wash and additional seasoning if you’d like. Bake and enjoy!

♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack – BAKE Setting
400° for 20min

More information on Nutritional Yeast (Noosh)
https://www.bonappetit.com/test-kitchen/ingredients/article/nutritional-yeast-2

🧮 CALORIES – 490
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🥣 SOUP & SALAD
▪️ Italian Wedding Soup (🧊 Freezer Meal)
▪️ Salsa Ranch Salad Kit
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ English Cucumber
▪️ Pickled Beets

🧮 CALORIES – 370
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Both were very good!

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🐷 MUSTARD BBQ PORK LOIN & VEGGIES
▪️ Pork Loin 🌀
▪️ Tangy Mustard BBQ Sauce
▪️ Artichoke 🌀
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter
▪️ Yellow Squash
▪️ Tamarind Powder

🌀 Pork Loin COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 15min on High Pressure + 25min Natural Release

🌀 INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals.

Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

Stovetop Version:
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

🧮 CALORIES – 401
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Very nice!

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Orange Juice
▪️ Noosa Mixed Berry Yogurt

🧮 CALORIES – 185
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🎨 MINIATURE PAINTING
COMPLETED – Mistmourn Coast Warband Box Set
YAY! The person buying them is pleased with the painting… Very happy he likes them.

📺 WHAT AM I WATCHING
NCIS Season 8

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Until tomorrow…
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🐔 CHICKEN SALAD | 🐠 COD PICCATA | 🎨 MINI PAINTING

DAILY RECAP – 11/20

🎯 CALORIE CYCLING
Weekly Calorie Target: 10,150
Calories Used: 10,128

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🐔 CHICKEN SALAD & LENTIL SOUP
▪️ Chicken Salad (Meal Prepped)
▪️ Wasa Rye Crispbreads
▪️ Swiss Cheese
▪️ Lentil & Vegetable Soup
▪️ Greek Yogurt

🧮 CALORIES – 758
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🐠 AIR FRYER COD PICCATA w COUSCOUS & ASPARAGUS
▪️ Cod
▪️ Chicken Stock
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ Capers
▪️ Kinders Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend
▪️ Dried Parsley
▪️ Moroccan Couscous
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Tamarind Powder
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter

Based on this recipe but I air fried the cod instead of pan frying.
https://paleogrubs.com/cod-recipe

♨️ Cod COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack – BAKE Setting
400° for 15min

🌀 INSTANT POT COUSCOUS
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Pot in Pot method – 1c water in main pot liner
Place smaller pot on trivet stand with couscous + liquid in a 1.25:1 ratio. 1¼c liquid to 1c dry couscous. I like to use stock but you can just use water.

5min / High Pressure / Quick Release

POT-IN-POT 101
https://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/pot-in-pot-instant-pot

🧮 CALORIES – 506
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Very nice!

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Juice Box x2

🧮 CALORIES – 180
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🎨 MINIATURE PAINTING
Almost finished… Once they dry and I do a little bit more detail work, they will be finished and then I go back to working on another commission.

📺 WHAT AM I WATCHING
NCIS Season 8 + Station 19

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Until tomorrow…
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🐷 POMEGRANATE PORK | 🍲 KORMA FUSION RICE CAKE STICKS

DAILY RECAP – 11/15

🎯 CALORIE CYCLING
Weekly Calorie Target: 10,150
Calories Used: 3001

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🐷 POMEGRANATE PORK CHOP w POLENTA & BEANS
▪️ Bone In Pork Chop ♨️
▪️ Kinders Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend
▪️ Pomegranate Arils
▪️ Pomegranate Molasses
▪️ Polenta 🌀
▪️ Chicken Stock
▪️ Green Beans
▪️ Parmesan Cheese

♨️ Pork COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack – BAKE Setting
425° for 15min

🌀 INSTANT POT POLENTA
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Pot in Pot method – 1c water in main pot liner
Place smaller pot on trivet stand with polenta + liquid in a 4:1 ratio. 4c liquid to 1c dry polenta. I like to use stock but you can just use water.

9min / High Pressure / Natural Release

POT-IN-POT 101
https://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/pot-in-pot-instant-pot

🧮 CALORIES – 554
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Very, very nice!

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🍲 KORMA RICE CAKE STICKS w VEGGIES
▪️ Rice Cake Sticks
▪️ Coconut Curry Korma Sauce
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Yellow Squash
▪️ Tamarind Powder
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter

🧮 CALORIES – 726
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Also very good!

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Juice

🧮 CALORIES – 90
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🎨 MINIATURE PAINTING
Working more on the private commission painting. It’s moving right along… Full update in the video…



📺 WHAT AM I WATCHING
NCIS Season 8

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Until tomorrow…
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🌼 DELICATA SQUASH BOATS | 🥩 STEAK & VEG | 🎨 MINI PAINTING

DAILY RECAP – 11/13

🎯 CALORIE CYCLING
Weekly Calorie Target: 10,150
Calories Used: 10,031 🏅

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🔪 MEAL PREP (For Sandy & I) – I wanted to get a jump start on my new week and made a chicken salad to share with Sandy (my neighbor).

🐔 DELUXE CHICKEN SALAD
▪️ Canned Chicken Breast
▪️ Cucumber
▪️ Capers
▪️ Pomegranate Arils
▪️ Red Grapes
▪️ Red Onion
▪️ Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Pollo Asado Seasoning
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ Everything Seasoning

🧮 CALORIES – 178
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Adapted from and loosely based on:
https://www.culinarylion.com/delicata-squash-boats

🌼 DELICATA SQUASH BOAT & ARTICHOKE

▪️ Delicata Squash
▪️ Kinders Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend

♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 15min
[Next time I will do 375° for 25min]

▪️ Ground Turkey Breast
▪️ Parmesan & Romano Cheese Pasta Sauce
▪️ 2% Cottage Cheese
▪️ Italian Seasoning
▪️ Red Onion
▪️ Garlic
▪️ Adobo Complete Seasoning

▪️ Artichoke
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter

🌀 INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals.

Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

Stovetop Version:
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

🧮 CALORIES – 408
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🥩 STEAK & VEG
▪️ Beef Top Round
▪️ Steak Sauce
▪️ Delicata Squash Boat (other ½ from lunch)
▪️ Purple Potatoes
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Basil Pesto

🧮 CALORIES – 963
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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Juice

🧮 CALORIES – 90
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🎨 MINIATURE PAINTING
I worked on base coloring some figures for a privately commissioned paint job! Exciting! He is buying a set I started painting and had asked me to finish the rest of the set.

I started it 2yrs ago and tonight I started getting the base colors down on the unfinished models. I was very happy to be able to get so close to the original colors used given that they were a custom mix back then and I was using different Paints now.
[Details in video]

These are pieces of a board game I am painting like their card art

📺 WHAT AM I WATCHING
NCIS Season 8

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🥣 CHILI & SALMON SANDWICH | 🐷 PORK CHOP & VEGGIES

DAILY RECAP – 11/09

🎯 CALORIE CYCLING
Weekly Calorie Target: 10,150
Calories Used: 3644

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🍲 BEAR CREEK CHILI & SMOKED SALMON SANDWICH (Fridge Leftovers Lunch)
▪️ Chili (🧊Freezer Meal)
▪️ Red Onions
▪️ Greek Yogurt

▪️ Dark Rye Bread
▪️ Swiss Cheese
▪️ Smoked Salmon
▪️ Lemonaise Light Mayo
▪️ Lettuce

🧮 CALORIES – 742
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🐷 TAMARIND PORK CHOP & STEAMED VEGGIES
▪️ Bone In Center Cut Chop
▪️ Tamarind Powder
▪️ Yellow Squash
▪️ Baby Bok Choy
▪️ Butter

♨️ PORK COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
425° for 12min

VEGGIES
💨 Steamed in @goodcookcom Microwave Steamer
3min on High

🧮 CALORIES – 439
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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Starkrimson Pear
▪️ Juice – Apple Berry
▪️ Starburst (2)

🧮 CALORIES – 218
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🍞 LOW CARB BREAD👎🏼| 🍳 BREAKFAST STACKERS | 🐷 PORK CHOP & VEG

🐠 SMOKED SALMON & BACON AVO STACKS
▪️ 90sec Microwave Low Carb Bread* 👎🏼
▪️ Smoked Salmon
▪️ Cream Cheese
▪️ Fresh Dill
▪️ Duck Egg (yolk only)
▪️ Avocado
▪️ Turkey Bacon

*Based on
https://gimmedelicious.com/90-second-keto-bread/#recipe

So the “bread” is lower in carbs for sure (4 carbs vs 22 carbs) however it is almost three times as many calories for the same weight serving of the bread I normally eat. (108cal vs 275cal) Texturally I was not a fan and I wouldn’t make it again but it was a fun experiment. [Full review in video]

🧮 CALORIES – 663
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🐷 PORK CHOP w VEGGIES
▪️ Bone In Pork Chop
▪️ Cream of Mushroom Soup
▪️ Dried Parsley
▪️ Purple Potato
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter

♨️ Pork COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 15min

🌀 INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals.

Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

🧮 CALORIES – 643
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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Peanut Snack

🧮 CALORIES – 140
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WHAT I AM WATCHING

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🍲 ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP | 🥫 LASAGNA & LASAGNA SOUP | 👩🏻‍🍳 COOKING FOR THE CUZZIES

BATCH COOKING FOR FREEZER & MY COUSINS
Today I have a few more dishes to add to what I am taking to my cousins on Friday. The first is an Italian Wedding Soup ( I am taking some to them and keeping some for me ) and then they had asked me to make a Lasagna and a Chicken Alfredo.

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🍲 INSTANT POT ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP
▪️ Chicken Stock
▪️ Chicken Consummé
▪️ Rainbow Carrot
▪️ Celery
▪️ Onion
▪️ Cilantro
▪️ Turkey Smoked Sausage
▪️ Chicken Meatballs
▪️ Minced Onion
▪️ Granulated Garlic
▪️ Italian Seasoning
▪️ Lemon Pepper Seasoning
▪️ Baby Spinach
▪️ Lemon Juice

🌀 COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 8min on High Pressure + Quick Release

Add when serving
▪️ Ditalini Pasta
▪️ Grated Parmesan Cheese

I divided this into 8 servings.

🧮 CALORIES – 232
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Here are several awesome recipes I have referenced before – they are all different so you can choose your favorite or combine… and I’ve included ones with multiple different cooking methods but there’s nothing saying that you can’t take the ingredients from one and cook it in a different way.

https://therecipepot.com/instant-pot-italian-wedding-soup
https://sweetandsavorymeals.com/slow-cooker-italian-wedding-soup
https://eatinginstantly.com/instant-pot-italian-wedding-soup
https://www.onceuponachef.com/recipes/italian-wedding-soup.html

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I made the Lasagna for them but silly girl that I am I dropped the box of noodles and they broke… It doesn’t really matter for the dish but as I was cleaning up, I realized I had some broken noodle pieces, some leftover sauce and cottage cheese and figured I would make a super stripped down version of Lasagna Soup for my lunch…

♨️ Lasagna COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
375° for 35min

Based on
https://www.skinnytaste.com/lasagna-soup/#recipe

Mine was only
▪️ Lasagna Noodle Pieces
▪️ Parmesan & Romano Pasta Sauce
▪️ 2% Cottage Cheese
▪️ Mexican Shredded Cheese Blend
▪️ Dark Rye Bread
▪️ Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter

🧮 CALORIES – 704
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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
Bits eaten while cooking for the girls
▪️ Turkey Smoked Sausage
▪️ Hot Pork Sausage

🧮 CALORIES – 512
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WHAT I’M WATCHING

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🐷 PORK CHOP w VEGGIES |🍝 CHICKEN MEATBALLS & KONJAC NOODLES w SALAD

DAILY RECAP – 10/11

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🐷 PORK CHOP, ARTICHOKE & COUSCOUS SALAD
▪️ Bone In Pork Chop
▪️ Pork Shake n Bake Seasoning
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter

🍲  Couscous Salad
▪️ Israeli Couscous
▪️ Chicken Stock
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ Red Onion
▪️ Mini Pepper
▪️ Skinny Latina Dressing

Based on
https://www.skinnytaste.com/lemon-asparagus-couscous-salad-with/#recipe

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🌀 INSTANT POT COUSCOUS
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Pot-in-Pot method

1:1.25 ratio – 1 cup couscous + 1¼cups liquid.
1:1.5 ratio if using Israeli Couscous
[I like to use a stock but you can just use water]

Cook 5min on High Pressure + Quick Release

https://bluesbestlife.com/instant-pot-pearl-couscous
POT-IN-POT 101
https://apressurecookerkitchen.com/instant-pot-pot-in-pot-cooking

VEGGIES
💨 Steamed in @goodcookcom Microwave Steamer
3min on High

Good Cooks Microwave Steamer
https://amzn.to/3qcHXHf

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🌀 INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals.

Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

Stovetop Version:
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

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♨️ Pork COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 10min

🧮 CALORIES – 584
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿

🧆 KONJAC SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS w SALAD
▪️ Konjac Oat Fettuccine
▪️ Chicken Meatballs
▪️ Parmesan & Romano Pasta Sauce
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Dried Parsley

▪️ Asiago Kale Salad Kit
▪️ Baby Cucumbers
▪️ Radicchio
▪️ Blackberries
▪️ Blueberries
▪️ Celery
▪️ Pomegranate Arils
▪️ Honey Citrus Poppyseed Dressing

🧮 CALORIES – 707
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿

👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Omega 3 Trail Mix Boost Blend

🧮 CALORIES – 108
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

* WHAT I’M WATCHING *

🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿

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👩🏻‍🍳 COOKING FOR SANDY / FREEZER PREP | 🍚 RICE PUDDING | 🥣 CHICKEN GNOCCHI SOUP | 🫘 15 BEAN SOUP

DAILY RECAP – 10/01
(Full details are in the Daily Video if you want to see everything)

👩🏻‍🍳 COOKING FOR SANDY
Several days a week, I cook meals for a neighbor who has limited mobility.

We often share a meal kit or something similar and spend some time together since neither of us go out too much 😁

Today is one of her days. I’m enjoying having someone to cook for again.

This week I am also cooking additional servings for my favorite cousins ❤️

🍃🍃🍃🦊🍃🍃🍃

CREAMY RICE PUDDING
[Full step by step in the video]
▪️ Medium Grain White Rice
▪️ Whole Milk
▪️ Sweetened Condensed Milk
▪️ Vanilla Extract

(You can make this more calorie friendly by changing the milk and either reducing or eliminating the sweetened condensed milk and replacing it with a sweetener of your choice…)

Adapted from and based on a combination of:

https://sweetandsavorymeals.com/instant-pot-rice-pudding/#recipe-6938
https://www.pressurecookingtoday.com/the-best-pressure-cooker-rice-pudding

🌀 COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 8min on High Pressure + Quick Release
Pot-in-Pot Method
Amazon Affiliate Link: https://amzn.to/3UWrya2

POT-IN-POT 101
https://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/pot-in-pot-instant-pot


🧮 CALORIES – 379/serving
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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🥣 CHICKEN & GNOCCHI SOUP COPYCAT
[Full step by step in the video]
▪️ Chicken Breast
▪️ Chicken Stock
▪️ Peas & Corn (frozen)
▪️ Potato Gnocchi
▪️ Baby Spinach
▪️ Half n Half
▪️ Cornstarch
▪️ Chicken & Dumpling Seasoning Mix
▪️ Dried Thyme
▪️ Dried Rosemary

Adapted from and based on a combination of:

https://littlesunnykitchen.com/chicken-gnocchi-soup-olive-garden-copycat/#wprm-recipe-container-27563
https://www.wellplated.com/chicken-gnocchi-soup

🌀 COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 7min on High Pressure + Quick Release

Dual Platform Kitchen Scale
Amazon Affiliate Link: https://amzn.to/3qeMgCc

🧮 CALORIES – 313/serving
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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🫘 15 BEAN SOUP w HAM HOCK & CORNBREAD
[Full step by step in the video]
▪️ 15 Bean Soup Dry Beans
▪️ Low Sodium Beef Broth
▪️ Smoked Ham Hock
▪️ Low Sodium Soy Sauce
▪️ Apple Cider Vinegar
▪️ Lemon Juice
▪️ Chili Powder
▪️ Bay Leaves

(Presoaked beans for 60min)

🌀 COOKED IN
@mychefiq 6Q Smart Pressure Cooker
Cook 1hr on High Pressure + Natural Release


Adapted from and based on a combination of:

https://www.simplyhappyfoodie.com/instant-pot-15-bean-soup/#wprm-recipe-container-16047
Stovetop Recipe from the bag itself:
https://hurstbeans.com/recipes/traditional-15-bean-soup

CORNBREAD
▪️ Martha White Buttermilk Cornbread Mix

♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
425° for 15min

🧮 CALORIES – 262/serving (beans) + 108/muffin
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Orange Juice (with meds)

🧮 CALORIES – 41
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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🧮 TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 484

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🐔 TAMARIND CHICKEN | 🍮 PATÉ | 🍜 BEEF RICE NOODLE BOWL

🐔 TAMARIND CHICKEN & VEGGIES
▪️ Chicken Breast
▪️ Tamarind Powder
▪️ Purple Carrot
▪️ Broccoli
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter
▪️ Cucumber
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ Garlic Stuffed Olives
▪️ Skinny Latina Dressing

♨️ CHICKEN COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 20min 

BROCCOLI & CARROTS
💨 Steamed in @goodcookcom Microwave Steamer
4min on High

Good Cooks Microwave Steamer
https://amzn.to/3qcHXHf

🧮 CALORIES – 549
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🍜 BEEF RICE NOODLE BOWL
▪️ Beef Rice Noodle Bowl Kit 🆕 👎🏼
▪️ Bean Sprouts
▪️ Baby Corn
▪️ Dried Wakame Seaweed
▪️ Lime Juice

🧮 CALORIES – 560
⭐⭐⭐☆☆

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🍮 BOURBON CHICKEN PATÉ
▪️ Homemade Paté
▪️ Triscuit Thin Crisps

🧮 CALORIES – 420
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆ 

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🧮 TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1528

Super hot today (87°) – so I hid in the AC but it is cooling back off to the 60s thank goodness…

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
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🐷 PORK CHOP w VEGGIES | 🍮 PATÉ | 🥩 STEAK & VEGETABLES

🐷 PORK CHOP & VEGGIES
▪️ Bone-In Pork Chop
▪️ Carrot
▪️ Creamed Corn
▪️ German Pickled Red Slaw
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter
▪️ Tajin Chili Lime Seasoning

♨️ PORK COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 11min 

🌀 INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
https://amzn.to/3SmyCe4
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals.

Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

🧮 CALORIES – 306
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🥩 STEAK & VEGETABLES
▪️ Top Round Beef
▪️ Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
▪️ Broccoli
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter
▪️ Worchestershire Sauce

BROCCOLI
💨 Steamed in @goodcookcom Microwave Steamer
4min on High

Good Cooks Microwave Steamer
https://amzn.to/3qcHXHf

🧮 CALORIES – 609
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🍮 BOURBON CHICKEN PATÉ
▪️ Homemade Paté
▪️ Light Rye Wasa Crispbreads

🧮 CALORIES – 344
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

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🍓 FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL
▪️ Tart Cherry Yogurt [Noosa]
▪️ Raspberries

🧮 CALORIES – 268
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

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🧮 TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1528

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🍔 CHICKEN BURGER & TOTS | 🍓FRUIT | 🦀 CRAB & ARTICHOKE

🍔 SPICY CHICKEN BURGER & TOTS
▪️ Onion Poppyseed Bun 🆕 👍🏻
▪️ Spicy Chicken Patty 🆕 👍🏻
▪️ Guacamole
▪️ Lemonaise Light Mayo
▪️ Mixed Greens
▪️ Tomato
▪️ Cracked Peppercorns
▪️ Tater Tots
▪️ Tajin Hot Sauce

♨️ CHICKEN / TOTS COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 15min

🧮 CALORIES – 669
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🍓 FRUIT PLATE
▪️ Red Grapes
▪️ Strawberries
▪️ Balsamic Glaze

🧮 CALORIES – 115
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🦃 TURKEY ROLLUPS
▪️ Oven Roasted White Turkey 🆕 👎🏼
▪️ Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedge
▪️ Garlic Stuffed Olives

🧮 CALORIES – 123
⭐⭐⭐☆☆

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🦀 STEAMED CRAB LEGS & ARTICHOKE
▪️ Snow Crab Legs
▪️ Artichoke
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter
▪️ Lemon Juice

🌀 INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals.

Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.

Cook 20min on High Pressure + Natural Release

https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

🍃🍃🍃🦊🍃🍃🍃

🌀 INSTANT POT PRECOOKED SEAFOOD – CRAWFISH / CRAB LEGS / SHRIMP
Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
1c water + lemon juice (add lemons to the pot too)

🦀 Thawed:
Crawfish/Shrimp – 0min + Quick Release
Crab Legs – 1min + Quick Release

🧊 Frozen:
Crawfish/Shrimp – 1min + Quick Release
Crab Legs – 2min + Quick Release

🔹 Crab Legs are best done stacked directly on the trivet (not in the water)
🔹 Crawfish/Shrimp are best done in a steamer basket set on the trivet.

🧮 CALORIES – 353
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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🧮 TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1261

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🥚 BREAKFAST BISCUIT | 🍲 CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS | 🐔 BOURBON CHICKEN PATÉ

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1343
🧮 CALORIES CONSUMED –  1312 ✅

🎯 MACRO TARGETS HIT – ✅
Protein ✅
Carbs ✅
Fat ✅

👟 ACTIVITY ACHIEVED  – ✅

(In Video)

🥚 EGG, BACON & CHEESE BISCUIT w HONEYDEW
▪️ Self Rising Flour
▪️ Greek Yogurt
▪️ Kinders Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend

▪️ Duck Egg (local farm / yolk only)
▪️ Pepper Jack Cheese
▪️ Canadian Bacon
▪️ Lemonaise Light Mayo

▪️Honeydew Melon
▪️Tajin Chili Lime Seasoning

♨️ BISCUIT COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 20min

🧮 CALORIES – 408
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🍲 CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS w CAESAR SALAD
▪️ Homemade Chicken & Dumplings
▪️ Caesar Salad Chopped Kit 🆕 👎🏼
▪️ Bacon Ranch Tuna 🆕 👎🏼

Soup was good but I forgot about freezing potato based things and the Gnocchi was kinda gritty reheated. I would either only make enough to not freeze next time or add it when serving instead. Most people wouldn’t even notice but I have a bit of texture sensitivity.

🆕 I was not a big fan of the tuna or salad – they were okay but wouldn’t buy either again.

🧮 CALORIES – 601
⭐⭐⭐☆☆

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Bourbon Chicken Paté
▪️ Light Rye Wasa Crispbreads

🍮 BOURBON CHICKEN PATÉ
▪️ Chicken Livers
▪️ Wild Turkey
▪️ Apple Cider Vinegar
▪️ Dijon Mustard
▪️ Salted Butter
▪️ Umami Seasoning
▪️ Italian Seasoning
▪️ Dried Parsley
▪️ Cracked Pepper

Adapted from a combination of these recipes:

https://ketodietapp.com/Blog/lchf/french-chicken-liver-pate#preptime
https://www.seriouseats.com/chicken-liver-pate-bourbon-cranberry-recipe
https://chicken.ie/chicken-liver-pate

💥 This was the best version I have made yet! 💥

🧮 CALORIES – 304
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
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🥘 TURKEY COTTAGE PIE | 🥘 RENDANG CURRY RICE CAKE BOWL

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1343
🧮 CALORIES CONSUMED –  1341 ✅

🎯 MACRO TARGETS HIT – ❌
Protein ⬇️
Carbs ⬆️
Fat ✅

👟 ACTIVITY ACHIEVED  – ✅
Mailbox Walk
Boogie Break
Boogie Break
Arm Exercises
2500+ Steps

📸 DAILY PHOTO – ✅
Twin deer babies visiting (in video as well)

🎨 PAINTING – ✅
Stage 2 – base color and Inks only

👩🏻‍🍳 COOKING FOR SANDY DAY
3 days a week, I cook meals for a neighbor who had a stroke last year and has limited mobility.

We often share a meal kit or something similar and spend some time together since neither of us go out too much 😁

Today is one of her normal days but we are going to wait until next week to get together. I decided to start some batch cooking this week and put her together some freezer meals.

Today I did some Butter Chicken & Rice and a variation on a Shepherds Pie… I forgot to take photos before I put them up but I’ll add photos/video tomorrow.


🥘 TURKEY COTTAGE PIE
▪️ 93% Lean Ground Turkey
▪️ Mixed Vegetables
▪️ Four Cheese Pasta Sauce
▪️ Brown Gravy Mix
▪️ Yukon Gold Potatoes
▪️ Half n Half
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter
▪️ Extra Sharp White Cheddar

♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
BAKE 400° for 20min
Add CHEESE then BROIL 3min

Great traditional Shepherds Pie recipe:
https://www.thewholesomedish.com/the-best-classic-shepherds-pie


🧮 CALORIES – 484
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🥘 RENDANG CURRY RICE CAKE BOWL
▪️ Rice Cake Sticks 🆕
▪️ Indonesian Rendang Curry Spice 🆕
▪️ Green Onion
▪️ Avocado
▪️ Lime Juice
▪️ Rainbow Peppercorns
▪️ Himalayan Pink Salt

(Full review in video – Yum!)

🧮 CALORIES – 719
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Mandarins

🧮 CALORIES – 138
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
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🐔 POPCORN CHICKEN & VEG | 🍝 KNORR SPINACH FLORENTINE PENNE PASTA

🎯 DAILY CALORIE TARGET – 1400
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES –  1389 ✅

🎯 MACRO TARGETS HIT – ❌

👟 ACTIVITY ACHIEVED – ✅
LEVEL UP – Increased Target Goals

▪️ Mailbox Walk + Feed Store
▪️ 250 Arm Exercises
▪️ 250 Air Boxes
▪️ Boogie Break
⭐ 2500 Steps Total

🍊 FRUIT
▪️ Mandarins
The kiwi was no good sadly 🥝

🧮 CALORIES – 76
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🐔 POPCORN CHICKEN, POTATO & ASPARAGUS
▪️ Popcorn Chicken
▪️ Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
▪️ Mayo
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Prosciutto

♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 15min

🧮 CALORIES – 793
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🍲 SPINACH FLORENTINE PENNE
I got to the end of the day and just needed a no muss, no fuss meal. Knorr Whole Grain Pasta Side to the rescue.
▪️ Spinach Florentine Penne Pasta

🧮 CALORIES – 520
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
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🥣 SKINNY PICKLE SOUP & CLUB SANDWICH | 🍓FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL | 🍠 VEGGIE PLATE |🥘 TURKEY ZUCCHINI LASAGNA ROLL UPS

🎯 DAILY CALORIE RANGE – 1240 to 1399
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES CONSUMED –  1241 ✅

🎯 MACRO TARGETS HIT – ✅

👟 ACTIVITY ACHIEVED  – ✅
Mailbox Walk
100 Arm Rolls
100 Air Boxes
Boogie Break

🥣 SKINNY PICKLE SOUP & CLUB SANDWICH
▪️ Polish Dill Pickle Soup

Adapted from 
https://noblepig.com/2013/03/dill-pickle-soup

▪️ Seedy No Knead Bread
Similar to:
https://naturallynidhi.com/no-knead-multiseed-bread

▪️ Uncured Turkey Pastrami
▪️ Roast Beef
▪️ Mesquite Turkey Breast
▪️ Laughing Cow Light
▪️ Little Gem Romaine Hearts
▪️ Roma Tomato
▪️ Yellow Onion
▪️ Dijon Mustard

🧮 CALORIES – 331
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🍓 FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL
▪️ Cherry Harvest Yogurt
▪️ Strawberries
▪️ Blackberries

🧮 CALORIES – 181
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🍠 VEGGIE PLATE
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter
▪️ Kinders Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend
▪️ Japanese Sweet Potato
▪️ Laughing Cow Light Cheese
▪️ Garlic Stuffed Olives

🧮 CALORIES – 283
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🥘 ZUCCHINI LASAGNA ROLL UPS

Similar to:
https://reciperunner.com/zucchini-lasagna-rolls

▪️ Zucchini
▪️ Ground Turkey
▪️ Kinders Salt, Pepper & Garlic Blend
▪️ Whipped Cottage Cheese
▪️ Four Cheese Pasta Sauce
▪️ Creamy Havarti Cheese

♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 30min

🧮 CALORIES – 445
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
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🍓 FRUIT & YOGURT | 🫒 NIBBLE PLATE | 🥗 POMEGRANATE SALAD | 🦐 SHRIMP ALFREDO

🎯 DAILY CALORIE RANGE – 1249 to 1399
🧮 ACTUAL CALORIES –  1258 ✅

🎯 MACRO TARGETS HIT – ✅

THE NEW GAME PLAN FROM TODAY

👟 ACTIVITY ACHIEVED  ✅
Mailbox Walk
100 Arm Rolls
100 Air Boxes

🎨 HOBBY BRAIN RETRAIN  ✅
Current WIP – Cheshire Cat

STAGE 1

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🍓 FRUIT & YOGURT BOWL
▪️ Honey Greek Yogurt
▪️ Homemade Mixed Berry Compote
▪️ Green Seedless Grapes

🧮 CALORIES – 195
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🫒 MEDITERRANEAN NIBBLES
▪️ Garlic Stuffed Olives
▪️ Havarti Cheese
▪️ Roasted Pepitas

🧮 CALORIES – 199
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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🥗 POMEGRANATE,  MANDARIN & AVOCADO SALAD
▪️ Power Greens Salad Mix
▪️ Pomegranate Arils
▪️ Mandarins
▪️ Avocado
▪️ English Cucumber
▪️ Grape Tomatoes
▪️ Feta
▪️ Pecans
▪️ Honey Citrus Poppyseed Dressing

Adapted from
https://www.flavourandsavour.com/pomegranate-mandarin-salad-avocado-feta

▪️ Chicken Breast
▪️ Tamarind Powder

♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 8min

https://www.skinnytaste.com/air-fryer-chicken-breast

🧮 CALORIES – 436
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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🌿 PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED ASPARAGUS
▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Prosciutto
▪️ Lemon Juice

♨️ COOKED IN
@ninjakitchen Foodi Smart XL Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
400° for 6min

https://www.thechunkychef.com/prosciutto-wrapped-air-fryer-asparagus/#wprm-recipe-container-41255

🧮 CALORIES – 64
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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🦐 SHRIMP &  ZUCCHINI ALFREDO
▪️ Xlrg Shrimp
▪️ Zucchini
▪️ Alfredo Sauce

SHRIMP / ZUCCHINI
💨 Steamed in @goodcookcom Microwave Steamer
3min on High

🧮 CALORIES – 159
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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🍊 FRUIT SALAD
▪️ Mandarins
▪️ Pomegranate Arils
▪️ Kiwifruit
▪️ Toasted Coconut

🧮 CALORIES – 205
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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WELLNESS CHECK
Not good –  but I knew that… I have been feeling crummy for a long time and here is the black and white of it.   The meds only work for so long before we have to increase them… I was down to the 150s / high 90s but it’s right back where it was.

Eating more meals today was…. Interesting… 😂

At the beginning of the day I thought there is no way I’m going to be able to eat all this today and I felt like I was just kind of constantly making something and then cleaning it up and then making something and then cleaning it up… 😂…

Now I don’t have a whole lot going on so it was fine but I was surprised that by about my 8.00 meal – I was actually a little hungry, which for me is unusual.   Feed the metabolism…

I made it through Day 1 with everything that I had pre tracked and hit all of my targets which is fantastic.   I did take a look at what my heart rate was after eating so I had a baseline to go from and it was pretty much what I thought it was – in the low 130s.   Now keep in mind this is just sitting at the table doing nothing.  

I had a lot of very simple things – the only thing that I even used to cook today was the air fryer twice and then the microwave for the shrimp and zucchini.   Everything else was just as is…. Easy peasy…

So how do I feel at the end of Day 1?

Medical stuff aside –  I think this is certainly doable with some planning.   I am looking forward to getting my BP and HR down so I can see what effect this has when I’m not in a bad reaction state. The only thing I am going to change is I am going to try 5 instead of 6 meals tomorrow… It was a bit of a hard press today.

I also need to change my volume eating habit (eat more lower calorie foods) – so I am going to balance smaller volume, higher calorie items so I’m not eating so much to fill my metrics. Definite change…

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FOOD FIND ❗
62¢ Sauces (Big Lots Clearance)

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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫

🍲 SKINNY PICKLE SOUP & SEEDY ARTISAN BREAD |🐠 TUNA, AIR FRYER OKRA & ASPARAGUS

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

POLISH DILL PICKLE SOUP
This is one of the soups I meant to make earlier as my filler soup. Dividing it up into 6 servings (will measure once it is cooled and I add the yogurt) makes it 52 calories per serve.

▪️ Chicken Stock
▪️ Dill Pickle Juice
▪️ Dill Pickles
▪️ Zucchini
▪️ Kale
▪️ Rainbow Carrot
▪️ Turnip
▪️ Garlic / Ginger
▪️ Greek Yogurt

https://noblepig.com/2013/03/dill-pickle-soup
https://www.lavenderandmacarons.com/dill-pickle-soup-polish-zuppa-ogorkowa

I substituted turnip for the potato,  added zucchini and kale and am using Greek Yogurt in place of the sour cream…

▪️Put everything except corn starch and yogurt in Instant Pot. 
▪️High Pressure 3 min and Quick Release.
▪️Make cornstarch slurry and add to hot soup.   Mix well.
▪️Let cool and stir in yogurt to avoid it breaking or just add yogurt when serving (which is what I do)

NO KNEAD SEEDY ARTISAN BREAD
I am no baker but this bread is one of my favorites. If you like a seedy, chewy, sourdough / caraway style bread – this is fantastic.

Makes 1 loaf – this weighed 842g cooked and I get about 16 slices from it at 72 cal / slice so about like a Dave’s Killer Bread slice…

2 cups self rising flour – if using all purpose flour – add 2tsp (8g) baking powder per cup of flour

2tbsp caraway seeds
2tbsp cumin seeds
2tbsp minced onion
2tbsp Italian Seasoning
1tbsp granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
Season as you like – use different seeds or no seeds – add 1tbsp sugar or honey for a sweeter bread or experiment with adding applesauce or pumpkin to adjust the flavor. It will change the density so you will have to play with it if you want to try those.

1½ cups water
¾ cup Greek Yogurt

▪️Mix dry ingredients.
▪️Mix water and yogurt to basically a milk consistency.
▪️Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix into a shaggy dough.
▪️No kneading, no rolling it out – just combine.
▪️Pour into well greased loaf tin.
▪️Cover lightly and let proof in a warm place for 45-60min.
▪️Bake at 425° for 20min.
▪️Let cool and cut into slices or cut as you go.

This is fantastic toasted – it has all the nooks and crannies like an English Muffin!

Freezes well.

Here are some similar recipes I’ve played with before

https://www.elmundoeats.com/en/fast-no-knead-multi-seed-bread/#recipe
https://whattocooktoday.com/greek-yogurt-soda-bread.html
https://www.delscookingtwist.com/multiseed-no-knead-bread/#tasty-recipes-22962-jump-target
https://www.restlesschipotle.com/english-muffin-bread

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 171

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🌿 AIR FRYER OKRA, THAI CHILI TUNA & ASPARAGUS
▪️ Okra
▪️ Egg
▪️ Pickle Juice
▪️ Cornmeal
▪️ Avocado Oil
▪️ Avocado Ranch Dressing

Adapted from:

https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/food-cooking/recipes/a39602104/air-fryer-okra-recipe
https://www.runningtothekitchen.com/air-fryer-okra

▪️ Asparagus
▪️ Lemon Herb Butter

▪️ Thai Chili Tuna
▪️ Little Gem Romaine Hearts

😋😋😋😋 4/5
🧮 CALORIES – 350

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👅 RANDOM EXTRAS
▪️ Peach Yogurt
▪️ GoGo Applesauce

🧮 CALORIES – 290


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Many thanks to @krogerco and @misfitsmarket for providing all my gorgeous produce.

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love ♥ and Light 💫