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19 Fast Low-Cal Meals That’ll Give You the Night Off

salmoneggsfennel400These tasty, super-simple dishes from The FastBeach Diet make great dinners on Fast Days (or just a light meal if you’re not on the diet).

Not recipes so much as great flavor combinations, these trios can be grabbed from your fridge and kitchen cupboards on days when you just don’t want to think too hard about food. Use lemon juice, balsamic vinegar (I like it in spray form), or the basic Fast Day dressing (below) where necessary. Then just add a plate, a fork, and an appetite.

• Shredded white cabbage + sliced red onion + hard-boiled egg (1 medium), 100 calories
• Smoked salmon (1.7 ounces) + hard-boiled egg (1 medium) + sliced fennel, 180 calories
• Fava beans (3.5 ounces) + radicchio + pecorino (1 ounce), 196 calories
• Lean roast beef (3.5 ounces) + horseradish creme fraiche (1 tablespoon) + romaine hearts, 203 calories
• Chicken tikka pieces (4.5 ounces) + sliced beef tomato + cucumber raita (2 tablespoons), 216 calories
• Avocado (half) + shrimp (5 ounces) + low-fat creme fraiche (1 tablespoon), 217 calories
• Prosciutto (4 slices) + melon + strawberries, 228 calories
• Mozzarella (1.7 ounces) + avocado (half) + 2 ripe tomatoes, 237 calories
• Baby spinach + prosciutto (4 slices) + Parmesan (1 ounce), 244 calories
• Low-fat hummus (3.5 ounces) + raw veggies + jalapenos,

246 calories
• Canned tuna (3.5 ounces) + cannellini beans (3.5 ounces) + red onion, 268 calories
• Cooked turkey breast (7 ounces) + arugula + pine nuts (2 teaspoons), 269 calories
• Smoked chicken (5 ounces) + romaine lettuce + cashews (2 tablespoons), 276 calories
• Blanched green beans + cooked jumbo shrimp (5 ounces) + low-fat feta (3.5 ounces), 289 calories
• Roast beet (3.5 ounces) + low-fat halloumi (3.5 ounces) + arugula, 293 calories
• Low-fat feta (3.5 ounces) + hard-boiled egg (1 medium) + red cabbage, 295 calories
• Sardines in olive oil (3.5 ounces) + 10 cherry tomatoes + steamed broccoli florets, 323 calories
• Smoked salmon (3.5 ounces) + watercress + 4 plum tomatoes, 354 calories
• Beef carpaccio (5 ounces) + toasted pine nuts (2 teaspoons) + arugula + Parmesan (1 ounce), 404 calories

The Fast Day Dressing
112 calories per tablespoon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, peeled and left whole
Salt and pepper

Whisk ingredients together and keep in an airtight jar in the fridge. It will last for a week. Remove garlic clove before eating.

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