Coquilles Saint Jacques – 374 Cal

Can you have an exotic French dish like Coquilles Saint Jacques while on Dad’s Diet? Of course! One seashell serving is 374 and although it’s not filling alone, combined with a nice salad and maybe 50z of white wine, you’ve got a meal worthy of a romance novel for under 550. That’s perfect for one…

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Creamy Tuscan Shrimp and Scallops – 366 Cal

There is no better way to eat cocktail shrimp and pre-packaged sea scallops this dish. It’s even better the next day when leftovers are mixed with pasta. And even with a creamy sauce, this dish comes in well under 400 calories, so you can top it off with a little paremsan or even dip a…

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Chicken Cordon Bleu & Scalloped Potatoes – 398 Cal

When I tell people they can have Cordon Bleu on a diet, they usually laugh. The secret is portion size and a little cheating. In this version, each piece is 1/2 a chicken breast flattened; a small piece of off-the-bone ham (not processed); shredded cheese; and an amazing sauce. It’s not only delicious but a…

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Basa Fish Taco’s – 298 Cal

Most Mexicans cringe at what we call Fish Tacos but hey, it tastes good and all the big franchises have popularized it, so why not? In my recipe for those on Dad’s Diet, I use just one filet of frozen basa (obviously fresh is better but frozen works fine). I don’t bread it in the…

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New York Fried now in hardback!

Very exciting moment for this writer. My debut novel (2016) is now available in hardcover. It has a fresh, new look and looks so cool on the shelf! If you’re interested it is, of course, more expensive than the paperback or kindle version…but it looks so cool on the shelf (bears repeating. LOL) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B091WFGFXC/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0…

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Yorkshire Stew (451 Cal)

451 Calories I first made this for my Dad to satisfy his Irish hunger pangs at Christmas. I always used leftovers from the big Christmas dinner and made it for his birthday on Boxing Day. It was always a big hit, and secretly, I liked it better the next day anyway; the meat had time…

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Pineapple & Beef Stir Fry with Rice (371 Cal)

371 Calories (including the rice!) I never dreamed how good this one would taste. I had made a large prime rib dinner for Easter but thanks to the coronavirus, not many of my family were able to attend. So, I had a lot of leftover beef. Looking to be creative, I came up with a…

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Caprese Flatbread (450 Cal)

450 Calories I love caprese salads, in any of their multiple forms, from flat on a plate, stacked, pierced on a skewer, or even part of a cold pasta. But this version blends the trendy flatbread with the basic ingredients, all baked slightly into a tasty dish suitable for the main course. In fact, it…

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