For a quick,healthy and easy meal I buy those Hormel trays with beef tips and gravy ($4-$7). I add chopped steamed broccoli. This is my favorite quick meal. You can use frozen broccoli instead of fresh and it's ready in less then 10 minutes. Good luck with your shoulder surgery!
Edited by: DEB163 at: 12/15/2009 (20:29)
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I have thought about freezing meals - but I've only got about 1/3 of the freezer as my share, and it's already full of my freezer staples. I was hoping my roommate went away for Christmas, and then I could take over her part for a week, but no such luck!
Thanks for the chili recipe - I've never made chili, but I've been wanting to! Last night shopping I bought everything but the turkey so I'd be ready for when I found a recipe :)
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1 pkg (approx 19.2 oz) ground turkey 93/7 2 cans black beans rinsed 2 cans diced tomatoes in chilies onion pepper any spices that you like I use chili powder, cajun season, red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper (yes I like it very spicy)
saute pepper and onions add ground turkey and brown mix with tomatoes, beans and spices.
I put 1.5 cups into containers and freeze until ready to use.
Hope this is helpful
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I'd definitely look into making some freezable meals before your surgery.
Anything "saucy" tends to freeze well - soup, stews, chili, pasta sauce.. for other ideas, look into "batch cooking" or "once a month cooking".
I often do pasta by cooking some meat, throwing in some onion, mushrooms, etc, adding some pasta sauce, adding a bit of extra water (I usually start with 1/2 the pasta sauce container, and maybe add a little more if it needs it), and cook the noodles in the sauce, and then I freeze the leftovers.
I've lost about 35lbs and gone from slightly over "obese" by BMI to just into "healthy"!
And I can now run for over 5k!
#1 rule about losing weight: It's about making progress, not being perfect
Also check into healthy crock pot recipes, toss ingredients in, cook, then eat, nice and simple and a lot of veggies you can buy pre cut in the produce or freezer section so you can by pass needing 2 hands! You can do the same thing with soups, buy a stock pour it in pan with veggies and cook!
I like to make little healthy pizzas...take your cracker of choice (I use rye crackers), add a little pizza sauce, slice up some low fat turkey pepperoni, top with a little shredded low fat mozza...melt in oven at about 350 or you could use the microwave for about 25 seconds...voila!
Boil 4 quarts of water. Toss in a box of penne or rotini pasta and cook per box instructions. Throw cooked pasta into a casserole and stir in a jar of pasta sauce (I like newman's own sockarooni). Sprinkle a 12 oz bag of part-skim italian cheese blend and throw it in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.
It doesn't get much easier than that, it tastes like real food you might order at a restaurant, and it's a lot healthier than fast food. Makes 6 portions in the 300-350 calorie range depending on your sauce and cheese choice.
Once you have your second hand back, you can chop up some red bell pepper, onion, mushrooms or zucchini and lightly sautee them in a little bit of olive oil to liven up the sauce a little. Just stir the veggies into the marinara and pasta in the casserole dish before you sprinkle on the cheese.
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