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need help: what do I cook?

Saturday, February 16, 2013

I have been eating processed foods and restaurant food for the past week and a half and my body is craving real food. The problem is that I am mentally spent and have no idea what to make. My creativity is at zero.

It is almost time to go to Zumba and I have no energy after working so late last night but I am going to go anyway. I may not put in another 30 minutes afterwards like I usually do but oh well.

Anywho, I am going to get up. Have a fab day Sparklers!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BMCKEOW1 2/18/2013 11:37AM

    Glad you found something to cook. My go to is always chicken and something. Sometimes a grilled chicken breast over whole grain rice, with some salsa. It's yummy and quick. I wasn't feeling like cooking last week so I made a crockpot of chicken dumplings. I made it low sodium and it makes alot so I can freeze it and have my own t.v dinner when I want it.

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NIKKICOLE83 2/17/2013 10:39AM

    I ended up making chicken breasts stuffed with mozzarella and basil, roasted potatoes and broccoli. Derrell loved it!

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NASFKAB 2/17/2013 5:09AM

  make soup or pasta or fried rice with veggies & fish

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MJREIMERS 2/16/2013 11:37PM

    Whole wheat spaghetti is a good one. You can put a little sauce on it or just a little parmesian cheese. I love chicken, so I eat it quite often. We also keep those Gorton's grilled fish in the freezer. We've tried just about all of them and they all are good. They are microwavable and are yummy on a bed of spinach or lettuce. My kids love hard boiled eggs or eggs cooked in the microwave. We also keep Muscle Milk light on hand in case we are in a real hurry! Good luck! emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 2/16/2013 5:45PM

    There are some great suggestions can never go wrong with chicken breast and some veggies...I commend you for going to Zumba as could have easily just decided to count this as your "rest" day.... emoticon

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JENNY160 2/16/2013 3:56PM

    Easy peasy:
Microwaved sweet potato
PB+banana sandwich
protein smoothie
nuke a bag of SteamFresh veggies and toss with whatever is leftover in the fridge or put it in broth with cooked chicken

I can usually find tons of mindless, easy, healthy foods just by rummaging through the fridge or freezer. Of course, I have no problem with eating a whole bag of veggies for dinner if I'm desperate and too tired to mix anything with it.

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NEWLYFAERIED 2/16/2013 2:30PM

    My mom cooks crab/ mixed veggies-- the crab meat (real thing, of course!) makes the veggies taste better, and the whole thing is amazing. You can make it w/ rice or just eat it as is!

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RDGISME 2/16/2013 2:10PM

    Yuo should be overjoyed that you have realized your body needs real foods! You will find tons of easy, quick and delicious recipes here on Spark!

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DONNA5281 2/16/2013 12:41PM


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REGILIEH 2/16/2013 12:23PM

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 2/16/2013 11:19AM

    Check out my blogs for lots of ideas :)

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FOOXERC7 2/16/2013 11:09AM

  Hello, NikiCole83

I have found if I plan out my meals and write it down it helps. here is what I do:

I Know that I'm to eat more chicken, fish, and turkey, and less beef.

Monday Wednesday Friday chicken / turkey

Tuesday Thursday fish

Saturday turkey (100 % gound breast)

Sunday beef

Then the following week I would change it

Monday Wednesday Friday fish

Tuesday Thursday chicken /turkey

Saturday pork

Sunday have a healthy meal from the crookpot

You can rotate to fit your taste I precook my chicken and fish on my george forman grill.

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CHUNKIMAMA 2/16/2013 10:46AM

    There are some awesome recipes if you browse through the spark recipes. We have tried a few of them. I'm not a very good cook so I pick the easy ones. Good luck!

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