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7/2/12 8:44 P

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Goal 1: plan meals for the week --- emoticon

Goal 2: cook at least 3 days this week --- one down, two to go...

Goal 3: stay on budgeted amount of calories/fat/sodium --- so far, so good....

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7/2/12 3:03 P

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Thank you Nancy, I will check it out.


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7/2/12 2:25 P

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Olive Loaf: (love the name, by the way!)

A couple weeks ago, I started a Message Board topic because I needed help with ideas for how to clean up My pantry: "Eating Up An Unhealthy Pantry." Check it out. I've been overwhelmed with good suggestions for what to do, how to go about it, and with encouragement that it IS a do-able deed.

Now, about that husband of yours. Perhaps you can start stretching his food tolerance by introducing different kinds of the vegetables he does enjoy--chickpeas, snap peas, snow peas, black-eyed peas--cornmeal, polenta, creamed corm, corn chowder. If he will agree to take baby steps towards broadening his diet, the world of food will expand for him--and make your life easier and less boring, to boot.

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7/2/12 2:01 P

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1. Plan meals for the week. This one will be tough for me, mostly because I love being spontaneous. I guess I can compromise and purchase ingredients for a week's worth of meals and then choose each day as I go. That still counts, right?

2. Clean out and organize pantry. The rest of my kitchen and fridge/freezer is fine. Pantry is a nightmare.

3. I (or my husband) already cook dinner most days of the week so I will focus on finding and trying new healthy recipes.

4. This one is a longer term goal: Get my husband to eat healthier. The only veg he will eat are peas and corn. He will eat limited other vegetables if they are cooked into a dish, but they have to be tiny pieces. He's like a 6-year-old! And skinny. Most of the time, we cook a protein and a grain and then I make veg separately. Stir fry, veggie bake, fajitas, it's all out.

5. I think I will make some of these things my husband won't eat on the weekend and freeze for my lunches. I've been eating variations on sandwiches for quite a while so I think it's time to mix it up.

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