The 17-Day Diet

I’ve been reading the 17-Day Diet. It has some interesting ideas.
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Dr. Moreno encourages you, during the first 17 days, to eat just two low-sugar fruits each day and to eat them before 2pm. So, no fruit after 2pm. In addition, he encourages yogurt each day, perhaps twice per day, and of course, more protein and low-cal vegetables.

What do you think about that?

Pepperoni Biscuit Bites

A yummy little taste of pizza!

3 TB tomato sauce
Italian seasoning
dash onion powder
1 TB grated parmesan cheese

Chop 15 slices of turkey pepperoni. Flatten the biscuits in one tube of Pillsbury buttermilk biscuits. Put a little of the chopped pepperoni onto 5 of the biscuits, top with the other 5 biscuits and press together; dip into the tomato sauce mixture. Bake at 425* until lightly browned, 15-20 minutes.

Grilled Cabbage

I made this cabbage with grilled pork chops yesterday. It was ok. It took a long time to get the cabbage done.

1 TB worcestershire sauce
2 tsp olive oil
2 TB lemon juice
1 cooked slice of bacon, chopped
salt and pepper

Take a head of cabbage and pull the first leaf or two off, rinse and then cut the head into 4 quarters. Set each quarter on a large sheet of foil. Pour a little of the lemon juice mixture onto each quarter and wrap them in foil. Grill 45 minutes or more, until softened.

Funfetti Cookies

My friends at the farmers market loved these simple cookies!
I had some funfetti cake mix left after making a second batch of funfetti puppy chow so I mixed it up (about 1 cup os so) with one egg. It made a dough and I put it on a cookie sheet, sprayed with cooking spray and baked at 350* until they were lightly browned. It doesn’t get easier than that!

Funfetti Puppy Chow

This is entirely too good!  The nutritional info seems off. I figured it using Mastercook, but it seems off…maybe my own wishful thinking that this would have fewer calories?

Funfetti Puppy Chow
1 ½ c. white chocolate chips
1/2 c. Splenda w/ fiber
1 c. funfetti cake mix (powdered)
3 c. Rice Chex

4 c. wheat Chex

In a small bowl, combine cake mix and Splenda; set aside. Measure out cereal; set aside. Melt white chocolate chips in large bowl in microwave. Add cereal and combine well. Once cereal is completely coated in white chocolate, dump the cake mixture on top and gently toss to coat each piece. Spread out on parchment paper to cool completely then store in a gallon ziplock bag for later (if you have the self-control!) or enjoy right away!

Yield: 16 servings. Per serving (about ½ cup)= 242 Calories; 6g Fat (24.0% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 42g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 279mg Sodium