What's for Dinner?

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blessedw2
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Re: What's for Dinner?

Postby blessedw2 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:28 am

I have been struggling with eating badly (because I don't have a plan = over-goaling and perfectionist thinking) trying to remember I am not a chef in a restaurant. (I try to cook like a professional chef which means it's too much prep and not enough time)

I have to get a hold of this again. Maybe do only one day of fancy cooking every so often and have simple healthy low meat dinners (or no meat) every day.

I bought an instant pot and I am starting to use it on long cook veggies etc.
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Re: What's for Dinner?

Postby catnipper » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:30 am

My mini-goal this year is figuring out how to cook for one. I am doing so, since my husband passed over a year ago. Learning to "Feed the Freezer" is a little easier because I divide large packages of meats into smaller containers and put things like spaghetti sauce in smaller containers (3 cups, not 6). Eating leftovers is fine, but meatloaf 4 nights in a row is boring.

I also want to lose a few pounds (well, A LOT of pounds) so reducing rice, potatoes and corn from my menu would be good.

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Re: What's for Dinner?

Postby blessedw2 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:04 pm

I am so sorry for your loss d cat!

I use my freezer now like crazy!
I can not eat so many meals in a row either. lol.
I am loving the new ww
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Re: What's for Dinner?

Postby blessedw2 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:58 pm

I do cook and prep 1 - 2 days a week - more like one day and veg prep another morning or afternoon.
I do make meals for myself, dh and for dd older to take for the week when she is downtown in her own place.

-this week: my prep will be vegetarian enchiladas - americas test kitchen
-and curtis stone moroccan kabobs with couscous. i will make one with ground round and one for me with ground chicken.
-I still have enough veggies cut for plain yogurt and taco seasoning. 1 point
-making a Mexican quinoa salad and one brown rice Chinese salad, both for dd older. not my thing.
-I plan on lentil salad for one day for me and dd older. more my thing than hers
-for breakfast: setting up ahead of time whole wheat english muffins 3 points for one (toasted), fried egg or scrambled, 1/2 ounce low fat fiesta cheese, -jalapeño in the eggs, onion too (sautéed), maybe red pepper - but don't think so. wrap and freeze.

-I have to cook cauliflower as I still have way too many florets to eat raw.
-bought broccoli for steaming and adding red pepper flakes too. maybe Chinese type.
-I also will make brown rice for freezer in instant pot.
-I will also use my cucumbers for french cucumber salad
-I have tomatoes that need using so I will roast those with herbs de provence
-using lettuce for sandwiches in place of bread this week.

Next week buy feta

I liked recipe from amanda Cypert of youtube weight watchers - egg jalapeño casserole - simple but also a bit greasy for some reason but very filling for 2 points. they do use cheese.
this week I may make little sandwiches out of egg, english muffins whole wheat, thin cheddar and freeze those. I will see how that works. she has a lot of great recipes.
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