Post # 1
For over a year I had problems with my gallbladder. Toward the end (before surgery) I could only eat eggo waffles and pizza rolls without being nauseated. Well after my surgery, I got the rare side-effect of not being able to digest leafy greens. So there goes salads. I gained 20 pounds and now I am trying to lose it by working out but my diet is hard. I used to love salads but now its harder to think about eating healthy without them. I am not a big fan of chicken and do not have a lot of time for elaborate meals. I’ll eat steamed veggies quite a bit but need more creative ideas to eat better.
Any favorite healthy snacks or meals would be appreciated!
Post # 2
What about Greek salad?
I prefer to grab some raw veggies over a salad. Sliced peppers, cut up tomatoes and cucumbers, carrots sticks and dip.
There are lots of ways to prep veggies. BBQ, roasted, stir fry, etc.
Post # 3
What is in a Greek salad that you are thinking of? I used to love Greek salads but the ones I had have lettuce and spinach 🙁
I do love vegetables. We have tried to make them every way possible for me so I don’t get bored lol. Any type of zucchini is my favorite
Post # 4
What is in a Greek salad that you are thinking of? I used to love Greek salads but the ones I had have lettuce and spinach 🙁 I do love vegetables. We have tried to make them every way possible for me so I don’t get bored lol. Any type of zucchini is my favorite
Post # 5
Cous cous with grilled lean lamb or beef is always nice as a lunch option, it is very fast and easy to make.
Or a small sweet potato salad (no mayo) with quinoa and lentils, maybe some sunflower seeds for crunch with a small amount of crumbled feta cheese and plum / cherry tomatoes.
For evening meal, put sweet potato chopped up in to small pieces in to a bowl, add 1/4 water to ratio of sweet potato, cover with cling film and microwave for 20 mins, then mash. Add grilled meat.
Stir fry made in 1cal spray or extra virgin oil.
Have tons more if you like the sound of any of these!
Post # 6
LittleButtons : Do you have a spiralizer? We just got one to make zucchini noodles and I just love it. another fun way to do that veggie, since you already like it.
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
You can do a salad without the greens! If you want to substitute the greens, some quinuoa is tasty, or you can do black bean pasta with the veggies.
If you like tuna salad, you can make a light healthy tuna salad served with cucumbers.
Costco sells premier protein. They’re ready made shakes that are better than most other protein shakes.
Bell peppers and hummus are a go to for me!
Popcorn without the salt and butter is not bad for you. I like smartpop.
definitely stir fry some veggies. You can add turkey or lean beef as well over a little brown rice.
Post # 8
britishbee : I LOVE couscous and will make a salad out of it with cucumbers, tomatoes, lemon and feta cheese. I think I will try making beef with it next time. I usually opt for fish.
I am weird with sweet potatoes. I love them but only if they are “sweet.” I put honey and a little butter but can’t do savory sweet potatoes. But your mashed sweet potatoes so sound easy and delicious!
Post # 9
Greek salad is made with pieces of tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, onion, feta cheese, and olives, typically seasoned with salt and oregano, and dressed with olive oil.
If I had the issues you have, I’d focus on filling myself as much as possible with protein and healthy fats in addition to the veggies you already eat.
I like to make a big tupperware of tuna fish salad that I keep at work and eat for lunch almost every day. For sweets, I eat whole fat greek yoghurt (Fage has the most protein) with berries.
I love chicken, so I can’t help you there, but if you like eggs, eat as much of those as you can, and salmon, steak, etc. I eat this way and am very lean. Granted, I go to the gym 2-4 times a week, but nutrition is definitely key.
You can also make a good protein pancake by blending together 2 eggs and a banana and cooking just as you would a banana. I like to throw in some blueberries for extra sweetness. Very minimal “prep.”
Post # 10
pepper318 : YES and it is one of my favorite things! I would eat more of it but I feel like I am limited to what I can do without it becoming unhealthy. But when I don’t care, I just add cheese LOL. At least I don’t have the noodle carbs
MrsSapphire : Those all sound great, except the beans. I don’t like beans 🙁 But I have never thought of a tuna salad with cucumber! That is something I’ll have to try.
Post # 11
I do a lot of roasted veggie bowls with rice and bit of dressing. You can also make an awesome salad out of basil, tomatoes, green beans, and white beans of some kind, with olive oil and balsamic dressing.
Post # 12
- Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
How asbout roasting veggies in the oven? You can add some olive oil, garlic, herbs and honey and it’s delish and super healthy too. Also, not sure how you feel about fish but I love putting fish (like salmon or basa) on the grill or in tin foil with some lemon in the oven. Again super quick and easy, tasty and even healthier than chicken.
Post # 13
I like to make purees of vegetables as soups. My favorite is sauteed onions, chicken broth, and asparagus. I squeeze lemon juice at the end for added flavor. I’ll usually make a big batch at the beginning of the week and eat it as a side dish all week. I don’t really like reheated veggies unless it’s in a soup. This works well with zucchini, squash, and mushrooms too! Yum.
I’ve also discovered roasting broccoli at 425 for 40 minutes so the tips turn brown. It completely changed the flavor of broccoli for me!
Post # 14
concordbee : I would assume I can’t have basil since it’s a leaf. I havent tried, but with how I feel with a little piece of lettuce, it scares me lol. I also don’t like beans, except for green beans which you mentioned!
Post # 15
How about bean salads?
Ex: cold lentils with artichoke and roasted red pepper? or cucmber and goat cheese.
I also love white beans with celery in a dijon mustard dressing with grilled shrimp on top