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life in the fast lane

Breakfast needs to be fast, for most of us. I need it to be simple, too, I prefer eating rather than cleaning-up. So I have discovered a fast protein solution for breakfast —turkey sausage or bacon already cooked, just heat it up.

If you want you can purchase pre-cooked bacon, or choose the original and cook it ahead. If you're having an egg, just throw the bacon or sausage in the pan first and get it nice and warm. Eggs don't take much time to cook, and the trick to clean up - invest in a good non-stick skillet. 

A note about bacon...bacon is one of those foods that somewhat controls me...I have to be careful with it. So here is a trick that works for me. First, I tell myself if I want it I can only have 1 slice. I don't cook more than I will eat. If I'm cooking for my family, I count out two slices for everyone else. I take it out of the bag (I purchase the large pre-cooked, at Costo) seal it and put it away, which keeps me from being tempted to eat more. I didn't resume bacon to my menu until my third year from surgery, by that time I had more practice in maintaining my weight and appetite control.   

For this omelet or frittata use left over or pre-cooked potatoes to replace the toast or carb for a quick meal on the go.

Turkey roll ups are quick and easy lunch.  If you don't have time for roasted sweet potatoes, try fruit. 

Dinner is a breeze with this chicken, it's pounded thin for a delightfully easy cooking time. 


minced mushrooms, sauté with olive oil and butter
1 piece chopped bacon, or turkey sausage, or ham
potatoes optional, cooked
1 egg scrambled

I heat the bacon first, sauté the mushrooms, stir in the cooked potato until warm, then pour the egg on top, sprinkle with a little cheese, crumble in the bacon and ta da...you have an omelet or frittata. 

Get creative by adding spinach broccoli or asparagus!


turkey deli meat roll up with
tomato slice 
and lettuce
sweet potato fries (roasted) recipe in the "recipe" section
or fruit


lemon chicken
green beans
white beans or white bean dip

Recipe for chicken piccata or lemon chicken (similar to the chicken franchise—found in the recipe section), it's fast and easy.

Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 09:33AM by Registered CommenterJulia Holloman | CommentsPost a Comment

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