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Linda replied on Thu, Jan 10 2013 7:10 PM

Are there any of you who live alone? Do you plan menus like this? I find it very hard to do especially with a very restricted diet. I do eat a lot of fruit and steamed/fresh veggies, but I also have a lot of protein/yogurt/fruit drinks too.

Would like to hear what other singles, especially with dietary needs, do.

 

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Sukochi replied on Thu, Jan 10 2013 7:53 PM

Nana:

We had kielbasa, cooked cabbage, and baked french fries.   Then I made kale chips for a snack.

 Nana, don't think I would sleep with you tonight not after the Kielbasa and cabbage combo!  But, it sure sounds good. I have an awesome recipe for cabbage and apples. It is sooo good.

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gini replied on Thu, Jan 10 2013 8:08 PM

my cook is out of town so i am having bonbons and red wine for dinner

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Sabrina replied on Thu, Jan 10 2013 8:33 PM

I hear you about the ingredients in most cookbooks being expensive, if you can even find them in your area. I got frustrated with trying to cook meals from healthy cookbooks that called for stuff I had never heard of (probably because chefs write most of the recipes), so I started creating my own healthy recipes from common inexpensive ingredients (and a few recipes with things available at any health food store). I would be glad to start sharing some of these with if anyone is interested. 

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Sukochi replied on Thu, Jan 10 2013 10:04 PM

Sabrina, I am interesed.

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Sabrina replied on Thu, Jan 10 2013 11:19 PM

Sukochi, here is a recipe I made recently that DH really liked. Its a bit spicy, but regular diced tomatoes can be used instead of the tomatoes with chiles to cool it off a bit.

 

 

Chicken Fajita Soup

 

2 large (or 3 small) boneless, skinless chicken breast fillets, cut into small cubes

1 tbsp olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

1 large bell pepper, diced

2 cups frozen corn kernels

1 can diced tomatoes with chilies

2 cups precooked black beans (or use canned)

2 cups low sodium chicken broth

1 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp chili and lime seasoning (or chili powder)

Salt and pepper to taste

 

In a stock pot over medium-high heat, add olive oil, onions, bell peppers, and corn. Cook until tender. Add chicken pieces and continue cooking until chicken is cooked through. Add the rest of the ingredients, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.

Note: You can also use chicken bouillon powder instead of broth for a thicker dish that can be served over rice. Just add enough water to make the thickness you prefer.

 

I'll try to post this and some more recipes on my blog later.

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Nana replied on Thu, Jan 10 2013 11:32 PM

Sabrina

I have made this soup.  It is a real winner in our house,.  I serve it with tortilla chips instead of crackers and a little cheese sprinkled on the top.    Of course you can always use the lowfat cheese.  It helps with your dairy intake to put a little cheese.    Alot of times it is more than we will eat in one setting so I freeze half and then just have to microwave when we are ready for more soup.

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Sabrina replied on Thu, Jan 10 2013 11:50 PM

Thanks Nana, this is a good recipe. I threw it together on the fly the other day, but it is very similar to all the other ones posted online by the same name. 

If anyone is interested, I have posted several recipes that I use on my blog. They are generally as healthy as I could figure out to make them without sacrificing taste. My DH likes them all if that is any indication how good they are.

http://www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/blogs/sabrinamc35983/archive/2013/01/10/healthy-recipes-for-2013.aspx

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ls2116 replied on Fri, Jan 11 2013 12:19 AM

Thanks everone this thread is going better than I thought.  I'm having a panic moment or sleepless night with DH pay cut but by reading everything here I'm determined to keep us healthy.

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ls2116 replied on Sat, Jan 12 2013 11:09 AM

Its leftover night with me tonight .  To morrow I'll be making Tuna Salad or Sloppy Joes.  

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Sukochi replied on Sat, Jan 12 2013 11:26 AM

Change in the menu for Saturday. Such a nice warm day,w e will grill hot dogs out, have some devlied eggs and pasta salad. So tomorrow nite, Tilapia. YUM!

Been finding a bunch of great recipes, on Pintrest. Have a couple boards with some real keepers on them.

Hope all your measl are yummy!

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Marie replied on Sat, Jan 12 2013 2:26 PM

I made the WW veggie soup for supper.  I'll add 3 ozs. chicken breast and I'm all set for the night.

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ls2116 replied on Tue, Jan 15 2013 10:16 AM

We have dropped to 30 degrees in Michigan so I made Chili yesterday and were on leftovers today.

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ls2116 replied on Fri, Jan 18 2013 11:21 AM

Fast Food or pizza tonight.

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Sukochi replied on Fri, Jan 18 2013 2:45 PM

Ah...right now..looks like spaghetti with Italian sausage. Gee, wish I had some mushrooms and onions. Oh, well, we'll survive.

Tomorrow night, Baked chicken, green beans and baked fries.

Sunday? No clue.

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