(Closed) Healthy Meal Ideas?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I like to eat the same things but substitute healther ingredients…like say you are making a lasagna – you can substitute whole wheat noodles and low fat cheeses.

Little changes add up over time! I’d see what you can do to your favorite meals!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Pork tenderloin is one of the healthiest, low fat, high protien things you can eat. I just recently started eating healthier myself. 

For grains, try going with whole wheat and brown (or wild) rice.

Chicken breasts are great.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I would say run out and grab some weight watchers cook books..they have a TON of healthy recipes, and so many of them really are tastey πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love cookinglight.com

They have tons of good recipes as well as “meal makeovers” where they take something that is usually unhealthy and create a lighter version of it.

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are great to have on hand and can be used for tons of different things.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Sunshine23:

Here are a few ideas (I’m making my grocery list for the week now, so I thought I”d help):

Whole wheat pasta w/ spinach and red sauce. Put baby spinach in the colander just before you dump out the pasta water for straining. the spinach will wilt, and you won’t notice it when you cover everything with tomato sauce. great way to sneak in veggies. if you’re counting calories, just measure out your pasta (I think something like 1 cup is a good serving size) and have extra veggies in a salad if you’re still hungry.

I’m making this salad this week but leaving out the nuts, and only using half the avacado: http://www.joythebaker.com/blog/2011/03/spicy-chickpea-salad/#more-4793

At the start of each week, I try to make a dish that will have lots of easy leftovers for lunch. This week I’m making this: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/black-bean-chili-with-mushrooms

All of these three meals are really quick, but taste fancy. I’m also making my favorite dinner of eggs poached in tomato sauce, but I know you don’t like eggs πŸ™‚
fish is really good for you, maybe try making fish tacos out of a very mild fish? the spice will over power the fishy taste.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@elivt:

I second the fish tacos, or if you really hate fish you can sub grilled chickeen breast. Use greek yoghurt in place of sour cream and presto!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I do a ton with boneless skinless chicken breast.

We love chicken fajitas.

Green pepper, red pepper and onion cooked in the wok. Remove. Cook the chicken. Add the veggies again at the end. Throw on two tablespoons Italian dressing and sliced tomatoes. Serve with whole wheat fajitas, salsa, shredded cheese.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Chicken breasts are my BFF. Last night I marinated chicken breasts in a little chicken broth, red and green peppers, onions, garlic and oregano for about an hour.  Then I cooked them on my panini grill, steamed some brocoli and made cous cous. It was yummy and really healthy!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Stuffed peppers! There are tons of recipes online for them. You can put rice, meat, other veggies, cheese, etc inside of them and they are soo delicious.

If you have a slow cooker you can put in 2 chicken breasts and a jar of salsa and let it cook for 3-4 hours on high. Then shred up the chicken with the fork and eat over a salad or in burritos (I use whole wheat burritos or wraps).

I also like to cook a portabella mushroom in a skillet with a little oil and seasonings. Its tough like a steak and very filling. I like to dip it in BBQ sauce!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

any kind of fresh fish: tilapia, sashimi tuna, swordfish, mahi, grouper, flounder, etc – there were a lot I had never tried, so now when I go, I try to grab something I haven’t eaten before. So far, I haven’t found a fish I don’t like! When I go grocery shopping, I mostly stick to the outsides of the store (butcher, seafood, veggies, etc).

The more you avoid processed and prepared meals, the better. The good news is, I’m also learning how to cook now that I have tomake my own meals πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I also try to make close to the same things that I’d normally make with healthier ingredients substituted and more veggies. We eat mostly chicken, salmon and recipes that include ground turkey (instead of ground beef). I’ve made a lot of the recipes from skinnytaste.com and definitely recommend them! Every single one that I’ve tried has been wonderful.

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