Eating healthy

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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181 posts
Blushing bee

Are you talking about packing lunches, or all meals in general? I eat a lot of chicken breast with veggies or rice for dinner. Veggies dipped in hummus for snacks, and cottage cheese or yogurt with fruit for breakfast. I am really bad at cooking, so I am always struggling to find healthy things to eat. I get lsome a lot and will just eat a diet TV dinner. some soups can be really healthy too.

if you have a crock pot there are tons of healthy recipes that are easy to make. I cook most of my food sing the crock pot. Spark recipes.com is also great for healthy recipes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrs Christopher:  In what context? What do we bring for lunch? What do we consider healthy? What do we cook for dinner?

When I am not pregnant (its kinda gone out the window for now) we have a very specific idea of what we consider healthy in our house and I cook for to meet it.

We bring breakfast and lunch to work and eat at home at night.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Mrs Christopher:  Hummus and pita, roasted chicken and risotto, roasted potatoes, salad, soup, fish.

I bake a lot of my foods in the oven or stir fry.  Never deep fry.  Lunches I try taking leftovers from dinner.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrs Christopher:  There is still some context missing.

Do you cook? Are you looking for quick foods you can put together quickly? Is there anything you really dont like to eat? Can you heat things up at work?

 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I love quinoa, have you ever tried it? Its a grain – a good alternative to rice or pasta. My favorite is a parmesan spinach version of it.

I also like to make it with black beans and corn. Then I make an avocado cream dressing to go on top. So good!

For a good sweet treat I’ll core an apple, put it in a baking dish and put honey and cinnamon on it. Then I bake it at 325 for 30ish minutes. It gets super soft and the honey & cinnamon kind of carmelize. Tastes like apple pie, but still low in calories.

I also make my own “mcmuffins”. They are delicious and SO easy. I take them to work all the time. http://www.theyummylife.com/Egg_McMuffin

 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Mrs Christopher:  

Breakfast: English muffin with PB OR shredded mini wheats OR oatmeal

Lunch: Greek yogurt OR a piece of fruit OR one of the breakfast options OR soup

Late afternoon: Piece of fruit (only if lunch wasn’t a piece of fruit)

Dinner: 1 serving of rice OR 1 serving of pasta with 2 cups of veggies

Dessert: Piece of fruit

I eat a LOT of fruit!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Mrs Christopher:  

 

My average healthy eating day

 

Breakfast – raw oats with natural yoghurt and berries

Snack – raw nuts and seeds with a few dried cranberries

Lunch – chicken salad and a mug of soup from the work caf (if it’s healthy looking) or a chicken salad wrap

Snack – apple/can of tuna/carrot sticks and hummus etc

Dinner – stirfries (lots of veggies and not much carbs), grilled chicken and veg, wholemeal pasta bake, chick and veg pot pies etc.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Breakfast: Chobani greek yogurt (0%)

Lunch – Salad or sandwhich with meat and cheese, water, and a granola bar.

Dinner – Turkey burgers, fish, turkey meatballs and a small portion of pasta, chicken breast — etc. all with veggies.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrs Christopher:  Now we are talking! that is more helpful!

Largely I woudl stick to whole foods. This means things that are not processed and dont have more than one or two ingredients on the label.  It can be really surprising that something as simple as sour cream or yogurt has more than just milk and enzymes. 

These are good vegetarian foods that you can easily add meats to for your husband and make extra so you can reheat for lunch by putting them covered into the oven or in a pot.

  • bean chili (add avocado and chicken to the top), serve with a tomato, cucumber, fresh basil and balsamic drizzle salad. Reheat stovetop
  • roasted veggie (zuchinni, onion, broccoli etc) over brown rice cooked in chicken broth, bay leaf, 1/4 tsp fennel.  (add chopped sausage) reheat oven
  • Chickpea salad (add roasted lemon chicken) no need to reheat

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