Fitness Minutes: (19,684)
1,154 7/31/13 10:23 P
I like to use my grill or toaster oven when it's hot. I like to cook in foil for an easy clean up. A piece of boneless chicken, veggies and thin sliced onions and potatoes with a bit of butter and 20 minutes to cook, turning every 5 minutes. Make extra so you can reheat it in the microwave the next day.
This Sunday I made a bean and corn salad that I am taking for lunches all week. It's pretty good, and you can use what you have on hand to make it. Mine included:
Kernels from two ears of sweet corn One bag of frozen blackeyed peas A few chopped baby carrots Several chopped banana peppers Minced garlic Green onions Halved cherry tomatoes Apple cider vinegar Olive Oil Salt and pepper
Yesterday I had it for lunch over chopped Romaine lettuce Today I had it for lunch with some leftover sauteed veggies thrown in and mixed with a can of tuna Not sure how I'll have it tomorrow
You can do all sorts of variations on salads like this, with or without meat, and using any combination of veggies, beans, corn or grains (rice, bulgar or quinoa for example). Cheeses like feta or fresh mozzarella are also good if they fit into your meal plan.
Another thing I like to do in the summer is grill our dinner on Sunday night and cook extra things while the grill is on, like potatoes or extra proteins that I can use throughout the week so I can avoid cooking on weeknights. Last weekend I cooked sweet potatoes and beets in the residual heat from the charcoal grill.
Fitness Minutes: (11,285)
3,116 7/31/12 12:00 P
My favorite ways to keep the house cool: Cook meal in an electric wok. Make a salad bar.
thanks for all the ideas! I will look into getting a crockpot, they seem like an awesome idea!
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11 7/25/12 10:29 A
I've also been using my crockpot . Adds almost no heat to the kitchen. Our favotite is.... cubed chicken breast can cream of chicken soup w/one can water bag of mixed veggies Cook several hours on low or use the high setting for less time, until chicken is done. Serve over pasta or rice
Boneless pork chops cup orange juice can cubed pineapple w/juice chopped green pepper chopped onion cook in crockpot several hours until pork is done and tender For a thicker sauce, mix about 1-2 tbs of cornstarch in 1/4 cup Hot water stir until smooth then add to crockpot to thicken sauce. Do this when meal is about halfway done. serve with your favorite side
Edited by: SKYE080 at: 7/25/2012 (10:35)
Fitness Minutes: (35,973)
5,974 7/24/12 10:59 A
The sodium might be a little high, but this rdcipe looked so yummy, I was thinking of trying it myself...maybe adding some cooked shrimp to it...
My house is hot enough as it is without adding the oven or stove to it.... any ideas for lettuce, apple and strawberry free meals (husband has unfortunate allergies)I can do using the microwave or minimal heat? Would prefer no beef, pork or lamb, but I am used to finding substitutions for these :)
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