(Closed) healthy recipes for a meat and potatoes guy

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
4334 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

oh, that is pretty much like my DH! Except… I was totally going to suggest sweet potatoes, cuz they are the BEST, (not only cuz they are super healthy, but also cuz I love them! :-D) but I see that won’t work…

I was also going to say, I’ve tried making some pureed soups, and that seems to work well, since I can slip things into them that he wouldnt otherwise eat, like cauliflower. Or, I tried this one soup once, that was lentils and spices (pureed) and spinach (added later, cooked for 30 seconds,) and it actually worked well as a sauce on top of rice. So…I’m not sure how he can say he just “doesn’t like soups,” since there are so many kinds. (dumpling soups, vegetable soups, rice soup, egg drop soup, creamy soups, pureed veggie soup, etc.) I would totally call him out on that one. He’s allowed to not like identifiable ingredients in a soup, or a specific soup, but to just not like soup in general? How?

Anyhow, sorry I can’t help more.. I’m kind of looking for similar recipes, since DH doesnt like a lot of veggie-based things, and it’s hard to make a meal without meat (which I try to do occasionally,) and with a limited number of veggies!

Post # 4
7172 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I’d explore what veggies he will eat or figure out ways to incorporate more veggies into meals and slowly work out the starches (like lettuce wraps instead of tortillas for tacos) – that kind of thing.

Or, if there are certain veggies he will eat – focus on those for a while!

Post # 5
7679 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I sometimes make “Shepherd’s Pie”.

I saute onions and garlic (optional-if he doesn’t like them)

add ground beef, and season with salt & pepper to taste (If it is fatty I put the meat in a colander to reduce the fat, then place the meat in a casserole dish.  Add frozen veggies of any variety that he likes.  Top with mashed potatoes (can be leftover ones).  Top with a sprinkling of paprika.  Bake in oven until heated through and peaks of mashed potatoes are gently browned and slightly crispy.  (if you don’t mind it a tad unhealthy-add some grated cheese into the mashed potatoes for a variation).

I think this recipe (given to me from a cousin) was called “German Stew”??

Place raw ground beef in the bottom of a casserole dish, add thinly slice carrots and potatoes. Open a can of Campbells Tomato Soup (nothing added) and empty it on top of the other ingredients.  Bake until it is heated through. 


Post # 6
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I second Shepherd’s Pie… although I always use cubed beef.  ( I like the texture better)

Rachel Ray makes a great tortilla “Stoup”  http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=1328  I add whatever veggies I have in the house (don’t limit yourself to whats in the recipe).  You can add cooked chicken if you must have the meat… but I really love it with beans that I have soaked over night.

Post # 7
3967 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Or just plain stew! We do it in the crock pot and let it cook all day. Just browned cubes of beef, potatoes, carrots, any other veggies you’d want to add, and when it’s done, use some water and cornstarch mixture to thicken the sauce and you’re on your way

Post # 8
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

For spaghetti you can totally incorporate tons of veggies in a sneaky way – roast them in the oven and puree in the blender then add to your extra lean ground beef and tomato sauce.

Post # 9
1346 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

There is a group or what ever called the sneaky chef. It’s made for kids but my FH has had quite a few recipes from it and he doesn’t realize the amount of veg he is eating 🙂 good luck!

Post # 10
26 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

I totally second spaghetti. You can add so many veggies in. We do spinach and mushrooms, with brussels sprouts on the side, sometimes broccoli. I like adding a little avocado, too, to make it creamier. 

Post # 11
3518 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Have you tried making a ragout? It’s a French tomato-based stew. Cube a few lean pork chops, sautéed with a sliced onion in some olive oil, add a small can of tomato paste and enough water to cover. Simmer for 30 minutes, then add chunks of potatoes and carrots. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a dash of vinegar to give it an edge. Simmer for about 20 more minutes until veggies are soft. We like it with a good baguette or over rice.

Post # 12
2441 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Fish, ground turkey, ground chicken, rice, pasta, and beans.  

Use the ground poultry in place of ground beef.  With pasta dishes, throw in veggies instead of or in addition to using meat.  More veggies allows for less meat and/or less starches.


Post # 13
2977 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Here’s a few foods that my M&P man LOVES

Individual Meatloafs:

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Tamale Pie:


Most delicious beef stew ever:


I’d recommend checking out Foodgawker if you’ve never heard of it or haven’t already. It’s awesome! It pulls recipes from thousands of food blogs and displays them in recipe card style format, and you can “favorite” ones that look good so they’re handy the next time you need inspiration for dinner, dessert, or whatever.

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