“COVID-19 Lockdown” Game Plan Week 2

Happy to say that Week 1 of the COVID-19 Lockdown was about 80% successful. I have been able to keep up with the steps which is essentially my meal schedule rather than food prep because my brain was not there to organize my meals. Part of that is just getting back into the groove and gaining momentum to eventually food prep for bigger and better meals.

Here are my pictures from last week’s game plan meals including the Rye French Toast:

Rye French Toast
Alpha Food Pot Pie Beefy Chedd’r (vegan)
Kodiak Cake Chocolate Chip Protein Waffles
Lentil Stew
Fettuccine with Mushroom and Steak Sauce
Fishpeople’s Cod with garlic parmesan potato bacon topping
Bacon wrapped carrots
Parmesan Bacon Orzo with Roasted Carrots and Onion

We have entered week 2 of the COVID-19 Lockdown and things in New York City has gotten worse. The lock down has now extended to another two weeks. There will be no Holy Week services, which I look forward too. However, I have been spiritually more involved in watching live streaming services online.

Given all that is going on I feel lucky and blessed. I am very thankful to God and the good spirits that I have a roof over my head and a job at least for two months. So making every effort to work for the glory of God because HE controls our fate.

In order to stay in compliance, my other half went to the supermarket while I worked from home. This week’s game plan also has ingredients from last week because there were some changes to the steps from last week.

We would love to hear any feedback regarding this week’s game plan. Stay tuned for pictures of my journey through this game plan. Everyone stay safe and may God Bless America!

Meatless Monday – 3 ingredient broccoli slaw

Happy Monday, it’s been a long while since I’ve posted a recipe here. 

Recently, during my food exploration, I visited Trader Joe’s and they were selling a 12 oz. bag of organic broccoli slaw for only $1.69.  In addition, my boyfriend and his friends visited Apple Festival at the Harbes Family Farm where he gave me Blondie apples, gala apples and honey crisp apples. Finally, I found leftover unopened pack of Dole Caesar Dressing Vinegrette from Caesar Salad Kit.  

With the three ingredients, one of each kind of apple was diced.  All of the broccoli slaw and apples are combined.  The dish was completed with the Caesar Dressing. 

It’s simple, quick way to utilize leftovers while using fresh healthy, organic ingredients. 

Meatless Monday – Sauteed Watercress & Bok Choy

Happy Monday!! I am starting off the week with another Meatless Monday recipe.  This recipe is right off the Sunday Game Plan list posted yesterday.

I was introduced to watercress and bok choy at a family style Chinese restaurant when I was a child.  The dish is usually served stir fried with garlic slices and oil.  Last weekend, I went to H Mart, which is Korean owned supermarket in Flushing, NY and saw that watercress and bok choy were on sale so I purchased two bunches of each.

Watercress (Nasturii herba) is considered one of the healing foods to consume.  Consumption of watercress can have the potential health benefits such as:

  • Serves as an anti-carcinogen.
  • Reverses DNA damage to white blood cells
  • Rich in Vitamin C, which fight off cancer and treat common colds
  • Calcium content helps maintain bone health
  • Rich in folate, which prevents birth defects, depression, stroke, cognitive decline
  • Rich in Vitamin A, which helps maintain ocular health found in beta carotene

Here is a three ingredient side dish, which is so easy to make ( <5 minutes):

Saute Watercress:

2 tablespoons of olive oil – 240 calories

2 tablespoons of minced garlic ~ 38 calories

2 bunches of watercress ~ 30 calories

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Bok Choy (Brassica campestris) aka white cabbage originated in China over 5000 years ago.  Consumption of Bok Choy has the following health benefits:

  • Rich in Vitamin C, which fight off cancer and treat common colds
  • Rich in Vitamin A, which helps maintain ocular health found in beta carotene
  • Contains fiber, which aids in digestion
  • Contains calcium and potassium with low sodium, which reduces blood pressure

Here is a three ingredient side dish, which is so easy to make in less than 10 minutes:

Saute Bok Choy:

1 tablespoon of olive oil – 120 calories

2 cloves sliced garlic  ~ 40 calories

3 heads of bok choy  ~ 330 calories

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Both vegetable dishes are low in calories and relatively healthy.  Stay tuned for the next post.