Category: Set Meals

Japanese like to eat homemade Chinese food. Chinese cooking technique is a bit different from Japanese cooking.  Chinese cooking tends to deep fry meats and vegetables and coat with heavy sauce. Japanese way of Chinese cooking is much healthier. Let’s avoid deep frying food! When you deep fry meats and vegetables, they will absorb oil. One teaspoon of oil has 38 calories! I…

Set Meals

Japanese cooking uses variety of mushrooms for different dishes.  They use Shitake mushroom, Mitake mushroom, Enoki mushroom, King Trumpet mushroom, Shimeji mushroom, Nameko mushroom and many more.  Mushrooms are an ideal ingredient for 500 calories set meals.  They are delicious, low in calories and rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. There is a good mushroom grower called Hokto in southern…

Set Meals

I grew up with eating a variety of fish: mackerel, sardine, tuna, salmon and more. After I moved to U.S.A., I have a few reasons not to cook fish. First I am not quite sure if fish is fresh at local grocery stores. Some stores’ fish section doesn’t smell so good (old fish?) compared to the smell of fresh fish…

Set Meals

Let’s kick off with an easy recipe! As I mentioned in my introduction post, a plain hamburger has 500 calories. On the set meal you will enjoy five different flavors and textures. Look at colorful dishes. It means that you are eating many different vegetables. Can you count how many there are? There are at least nine vegetables used for the…

Set Meals