Posts Tagged ‘Real Simple Magazine’

In the category of “there, I fixed it,” is this Real Simple Tofu and Avocado Rice Bowl recipe.


  • Too many carbs. Kill the rice.
  • I’m too cheap to buy a huge tub of Miso (only size available at my grocery) for $7 to only use 2 Tbsp of it.
  • I’m also lazy…well let’s say “strategically efficient” about how much I’ll invest in prepping a single dish, especially after coming home from my crazy Pilates class.

My version (serves 1):



  • Drain the hell out of the tofu with this tofu press and cut it thin. Use 1/2 of it and put the other half in the fridge for second-day use.
  • Fry it up with a healthy dose of canola oil. The thinner and crunchier the better!
  • While the tofu is frying, drain and rinse a can of pinto beans. Put 1/2 cup of them in a bowl and microwave.
  • Put 1/2 of an avocado on top of the pinto beans. Then put the tofu on top of that.
  • Drizzle with 1 Tbsp of sauce.
  • Eat with a side of veggies.
  • Chow down. It’s amazingly good.
  • You should also have enough ingredients ready to do it again tomorrow too!





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A turkey sloppy joe sloppy tom

Notice the hollow-ed out bun to cut calories/carbs and to make it less “sloppy.” I ended up dividing the meat (one of four servings) onto two buns.

I found this Real Simple recipe for Turkey Sloppy Joes (I know them as Sloppy Toms) and decided to give it a try. The verdict? They were great! I ate one portion and froze the other 3 for later, which worked-out well.


  • It took a lot longer than it said to cook the sauce down to the consistency I like, but overall it was very simple to make.
  • I ended-up dividing it up between two hamburger buns (I used potato, I love them) because it was so much meat.
  • I hollow-out my buns to cut carbs/calories, but also to help hold the meat in.
  • One portion, split between two hamburger buns, kept me full and my sugars level for about 5 hours.

Give it a try!

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Soup, bread and spinach in plastic containers on a desk.

Today’s lunch is:

My rough calculation is that this is 425 calories and 50 grams of carbs. That’s a great portion for lunch!


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I love saunas and I love my Real Simple magazine. What could be better than reading my Real Simple magazine in the sauna????


Well, even though I’ve heard of people taking magazines into a sauna, I learned a lesson because the magazine fell apart at the seams from the dry heat.  Sigh…it was a lovely dream thought. Oh well, back to being bored.

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