(Closed) healthy recipes for a picky eater

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m with you (and here for support if you need it!) I am (and used to be worse!) a VERY picky eater. I was a vegetarian for 18 years. Eventually I tried chicken and now I’ll also eat hot dogs, chicken sausage, meatballs, bacon, and I have tried fish and pork once (pork was in a little dumpling, ground.) I have a lot of anxiety about trying new foods and so cooking at home – and being able to please me AND my husband – can be VERY hard.

I really like making sweet potato fries as a side dish. Do you like them? If so DM me and I’ll send you the recipe. I also just discovered zucchini- if you shred it (using a grater or a professional shredder, either using a larger grate setting) you can replace half or more of your pasta with it for a DELICIOUS meal… use red sauce or meat sauce… just saute it in a little oil for a while… you don’t even NEED a sauce if you put some garlic in there too… sometimes I’ll add bacon, ok not super healthy but I’m sure you could add any veg you like as well or serve with another healthier protein. I also have that recipe if you want to DM me.

A great summer meal is a caprese salad with tomatos (heirloom are GREAT and colorful) with onions (I like red) and cheese… mozzerella, feta, or my fave, super-healthy and delicious goat cheese!

I know it’s hard to be picky. Places like this are great for looking up new recipes. I also discovered Tastykitchen.com (pioneer woman’s website made it) and it helped me find recipes in a really easy and not confusing environment.

((HUGS)) from a fellow SUPER picky eater!!!!!!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My hubby’s favorite is my chicken parmigiana and I love making it because it’s super easy and soo yummy πŸ™‚

I use boneless skinless chicken breast
1 egg
italian bread crumbs
prego traditional heart smart tomato sauce
mozarella cheese

All you have to do is dip the chicken breast pieces in the egg and then into the bread crumbs until they’re coated with bread crumbs and then put them into a baking pan and pop them into an oven on 400 for 30 mins.
When the 30 mins is up you take the pan out and pour on the tomato sauce. (I usually use half the can if it’s just us and the whole can if I’m making it for guests.) Put it back in the oven for ten mins.
Then, remove the pan and add the cheese (as much or as little as you want) put it back in the oven until the cheese is melted and then viola- you’re done!

I usually serve it with a veggie and over wheat pasta πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hubby makes pork chops on the barbeque with this disgusting sounding sauce – but it’s actually the only way I will eat pork now! The sauce is just brown sugar and ketchup mixed to a saucy consistency and then add a bit of mustard. I KNOW – it sounds terrible but just try it!! I’m very picky too and am not a huge fan of ketchup or mustard – but this sauce is surprisingly delicious!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I make lettuce wraps with my chicken that are really good. You can make an Asian style with chicken strips seasoned with giner & garlic. Dice up some cucmbers and season with rice wine vinegar & sweetener. Mix toether in a big lettuce leaf. You can also make Mexican style by seasoning the chicken strips with cumin, chili powder, & garlic. Mix w/ cheese, sour cream & salsa in a bg lettuce leaf.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I sent you a DM back!

Remember you can ALWAYS substitute stuff. On places like TK you can ask others what they think would be a good substitute. It’s just like a restaurant πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I really like allrecipes.com – you can enter the ingredient you want and don’t want and they have TONS of recipes.  I always sort by rating.  The comments are really helpful too (and sometimes kind of funny).

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love roast pork tenderloin. It is a good cut of meat. Roast in the oven at 350 degrees until it reaches an eternal temperature of 155 degrees. This cut is juicy and flavorful. However, I like to season mine with sage and black ground pepper or serve with a pork gravy. Serve with a starch (potatoes or rice) and a vegetable and you have yourself a healthy hearty meal.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Chicken breast + salsa + crockpot = chicken fajitas.

Super easy. I usually shred the chicken right before we eat it. I love not thinking and eating healthy all at the same time. BONUS!

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