(Closed) food suggestions!

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Nuts are really good for you.  They have protein, fiber, and some healthy fats.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Do you eat tofu?  There’s so many great tofu recipes out there and it’s definitely low calorie and high protein!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Have you tried quinoa?  It is a nutty grain but is super high in protein and is very filling.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hummus! Carrots with dijon mustard. babybel cheese melted on a few crackers. Apples with cheese, apples with peanut butter. Light oatmeal. Yogurt with some almonds and raisins/craisins. Edamame. Hmmm I’ll try and think of some others!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mmmm, I love quinoa!  You can use it in place of rice (underneath some stir-fried veggies or something!), or my new favorite is quinoa for breakfast.  Warm quinoa with raisins, cinnamon, a little almond milk with a sprinkling of coconut sugar on top…is SOOO yummy!!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@MissPumpkinPenguin – Sometimes I like to freeze firm or extra firm tofu first because it gives it a denser consistency – that might help with the texture for you.  I usually just like to pan sear it and saute it with some vegetables, and add some flavoring like Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (tastes just like soy sauce but much lower in sodium and better for you)

@rachel leigh and 2bedaugherty – Where can you buy quinoa?  Is it sold at a regular grocery store, like in the rice/grain aisle?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I use quinoa like a rice substitute also.  I usually make it with a little chicken broth for flavor (you could probably use veggie broth) and then add lots of diced steamed veggies to it, like peas, carrots, zucchini, celery, peppers, etc.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

At the store I go to quinoa is sold in bulk with other grains.  But I know at fancier stores it is sold in box mixes or on the shelves in bags or boxes like rice.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We make a mexican quinoa dish with cumin, tomatoes, onions etc and it’s awesome. We also do a similar thing in greek salad style with feta, tomatos, cukes and red onion. Yum!

As for the tofu thing, if you cut it into small cubes, put some soy sauce and pepper on it and bake it at 400 until it gets brown it’s SO yummy. You can even cook it til it’s dry and it gets a similar texture to croutons. 

For new healthy recipe ideas, I always like 101cookbooks.com (mostly vegetarian recipes) and smitten kitchen (who has a lot of vegetarian recipes too). 🙂

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