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APPRIL
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Sorry Icamp2 but chicken and tuna on a vegan site ? oh my !


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Edamame and brown rice and broccoli. That's a nice meal for any time a day. Filled with fiber, and protein and low in fat and sodium and cholesterol. Very filling (and tasty) too.

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emoticon Ginger bowl!

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I like to have chickpeas on hand to add to a dark green leafy salad and add veggies to it.

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I always have a huge salad in a kitchenaide salad spinner. I make it each Wednesday when I pick up my organic produce. It lasts all week and stays fresh in that container. The contents vary somewhat depending on what is available but the key to the salad is that I always put cilantro in it. Then when I make it I add protein (chicken breasts, albacore tuna, chickpeas, sunflower seeds etc)

Salad is 2 mixed chopped lettuces, 1/4 shredded cabbage, several shredded radishes, 1 chopped bunch of cilantro, 2 or 3 diced summer squash, chopped green onions, chopped red and yellow peppers.

My other "go to meal" is more of a snack but when I am needing something RIGHT now...

1 slice Ezekiel bread spread with 1 tbsp. tahini (im allergic to nuts) then I sprinkle on a tbsp. of raisins or a banana. It satisfies me for the moment!

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WOW, that sounds nice. I'm always looking for new ways to fix things. Ginger is something I've started using lately. Ive been putting a few pinches in my smoothies. This rice bowl sounds interesting, and I think that I may try it. Thanks for sharing. :-)




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Willboywonder, that sounds like my kind of salad, except for those olives. I'd probably have black olives in my "kitchen sink."


Gingered Rice Bowl

A spark friend encouraged me to use ginger this week. So I baked a cup of brown rice with a ginger root cut up into strips in the water (covered with foil) I was ready to eat all four servings by the time it was done. After I divided it up, I had to have some soooo I mixed

1 serving rice
1 serving defrosted peas
1 serving defrosted pineapple
1 serving chopped sweet red pepper

I debated adding cinnamon and onion, but I was interested in experiencing the ginger. It was delicious and pretty as it was. Cinnamon would have changed the bright look of spring, or Italy that I had. I would have increased the anti-angiogenic numbers if I had, but 3 is okay with the cup of tea I drank.

So I'm interested in knowing if there is another ingredient any of you would have added to this rice bowl?

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I've been making a "Kitchen Sink Salad" and it's so filling. For last night’s dinner my salad was romaine lettuce, sliced cucumbers, chick peas, cherry tomatoes, green peppers, cubed avocado, red onions, sliced kalmatta olives, raisins, shredded carrots, pimentos, ˝ clove of garlic sliced, and fresh parsley all tossed in an oil and vinegar dressing with a squeeze of lemon. I’m having it again tonight.

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My go-to meal lately is half of a baked sweet potato (baked straight on the rack, no foil) and a fruit and veggie salad:
8 red leaf lettuce leaves
8 romaine lettuce leaves
7 medium strawberries diced up
30 blueberries
1 medium carrot sliced up
1 stalk of broccoli diced up
1/4 small onion diced up
1 celery stalk
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
I don't even need any kind of dressing for this because of the strawberries and blueberries. Chopped up apple and almond slices are also a good way to mix it up. I make large batches of quinoa as well, and that is wonderful with stir fried veggies and tempeh (I use a little bit of water, apple cider vinegar or nothing at all since oil is not really part of my diet). Dijon mustard or simple yellow mustard makes a nice little touch on the finished product! Sometimes when I add water, I'll throw in some curry powder and let the veggies and tempeh soak that up. Super simple and super quick!

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Thank you for the wonderful link PATTK1220!!!

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Here's a link to a slideshow of vegetarian recipes from Cooking Light www.cookinglight.com/food/quick-healthy/qu
ick-and-easy-vegetarian-recipes-004000
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Edited by: PATTK1220 at: 5/17/2010 (13:35)
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SWIM_2_SLIM
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You guys really have some good ideas! emoticon

Jean

Yes you can! Believe in your vision. Believe in your goals. Believe in your plan. More than anything else, believe in yourself.

D - Decide on an action plan.
E - Every thing is possible if you believe and work at it.
C - Consider your choices carefully.
I - Invite others to join you on your quest to become healthy.
S - Savor the feeling of each victory, big or small.
I - Invaluable lessons sometimes hurt, but are necessary for growth.
O - Optimism o


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1/12/09 2:22 P

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For lunch today, i made a vegetarian lentil and polenta posole.

Super easy and quick since lentils cook quickly:

Amounts don't matter since you can make it as thick or brothy as you want. I just put everything in the pot and simmered it until it was done then added the polenta to thicken it. It was

dry lentils
onion soup mix
water
tomato sauce
fresh garlic
chili powder
oregano
black pepper
polenta(can be yellow or blue)
fresh corn sliced from the cob
mexican hot sauce if you like
lime juice and a little olive oil

I served it with a dollop of plain yogurt, sprinkle if chopped cilantro and ripe avocado slices. yummm!

Edited by: IPHA2100 at: 1/12/2009 (14:38)

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Here is an easy recipe when you feel the need for a comfort food type dessert: wash a nice big apple and remove the core only and place in a small bowl. Fill the center with about 1 tsp of Splenda brown sugar blend and a few nuts and a sprinkle of lemon juice. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 3-5 min. until tender(depending on size of apple and wattage of microwave). Remove and let sit a few minutes to cool then enjoy this nice warm treat.



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You guys are making me Hungry ....LOL

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Japenese Eggplant sliced thinly and layered in a baking dish with a tomato pasta sauce (homemade if during the summer)and the preshredded bag of Italian cheeses - just make sure you end with cheese on top. 350 or 375 oven. Just cook longer if you don't want to pregrill the eggplant. ( I just cook it till the top is brown and all is bubbly)

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My go-to meal of the moment is red onion , roma tomatoes and zuccini , cooked up together lightly . Often I just put a small amount of water with the onion to get it going , then add the zuccini , then the tomatoes - as I chop them up . I cook it on a low heat , in a big cast iron wok , with a heavy lid , once it gets going . I go through stages of adding capsicum or garlic , but it realy doesn't need it . Its a meal by itself , or you can serve with rice , or noodles ( I like Berconia Brown Rice noodles myslelf - usually with a bit of butter ) .

OR chop one organic chicken up and put it in a hot oven to get roasty while i cut up tomatoes capsicum onion and eggplant and some kind of fruit , usually apple , but dried sulphur-free apricots ( from global organics) are the best . Add the vegies and let them roast for a while - then add coconut milk and a table spoom of curry paste ( I use panang ) , for a twist . Sounds weird - tastes delicious .

My next go-to meal came out of a phase where I was just too lazy to cook . I just fry up onion , garlic and mince then add in passata , frozen spinach , and riccotta . Slop it on some rice , and call it a meal . Its good with pumpkin grated into , too .

Sometimes I microwave red kidney beans with passata for my kids , for sugar free "baked Beans" .

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We gotta take care of that chocolate surplus.... LOL

re: chickpeas roughly mashed with a bit of soy mayonnaise and a little bit of dijon mustard, and mixed with chopped pickles....

This is very similar to a spread that I make. I like my garbanzo spread chunky, but I also make spreads using kidney or white beans with herbs and spices. I like those smooth.

I use all of the bean spreads either on whole grain bread, as a sandwich, or on crackers as a snack. I especially like my kidney bean spread with dill pickle slices.

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i make oatmeal concoctions:

oatmeal + blackstrap molasses + nut butter + sliced banana
oatmeal + blackstrap molasses + canned pumpkin + raisins + cinnamon
oatmeal + blackstrap molasses + grated carrot (cook with oats) + raisins + cinnamon
oatmeal + blackstrap molasses + chopped dried figs (cook with oats) and pumpkin or sunflower seeds

i also like:

- mashed avocado with cilantro, salt, and lime or lemon, rolled up in a few leaves of romaine with bell pepper and kidney beans
- 1/4 cup dry quinoa and 1/4 cup dry red lentils boiled with water, some squashed canned tomatoes, garlic, bell pepper, carrot, chopped white potato, and curry powder. this is really great for throwing into a pot after i come back from a run. by the time i'm finished showering it's cooked.
- chickpeas roughly mashed with a bit of soy mayonnaise (or plain soy yogurt) and a little bit of dijon mustard, and mixed with chopped pickles. tastes a little bit like tuna or chicken salad, good on whole grain bread or crackers.
- "salad bar." i try to always wash and spin dry a couple kinds of lettuce at once and then keep it in a bowl in the fridge, and also to chop up any vegetables i can right when i bring them home (peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, etc.) and store them in plastic containers. this way when i want to throw together a quick salad it's no hassle, like going to a salad bar. i also keep a jar of homemade salad dressing in the fridge, and there's ususally a container of beans in there as well. i've lately been experimenting with different marinades for tofu, so there's some baked tofu on hand sometimes too.

ugh, i sound super virtuous here. let it be known i also do my part in decreasing the chocolate surplus in the world.

Edited by: SOPHIABEE at: 12/7/2007 (16:13)



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my go to meals are pasta with sauce and salad, tuna helper (not whole foods, sorry!), or a frozen pizza. okay, so probably not the best, but it makes my husband happy!

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[copied from previous thread]

I took the dish below to a potluck on Saturday. One family like it so well I sent the leftovers home with them. The mom just called to ask for the recipe because her teenaged boys asked for more.

Although I was introduced to this as a snack, it's actually pretty versatile. It could be wrapped in a tortilla, or served with or over rice or a baked potato or mixed greens. As written it is high in salt but that can be controlled by using home-cooked beans and frozen corn instead of canned.

Easy to fix, easy to keep the ingredients on hand, easy to eat....

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Santa Fe Salsa:

The original recipe: Rinse and drain one 15 oz can black beans and one 15 oz can whole kernel corn. Mix with one cup of your favorite salsa. Serve in individual bowls with tortilla chips for dipping.

As I served it Saturday:
4 - 15 oz cans black beans
1 - 15 oz can whole kernel corn (you use what you have!)
3 cups Pace Picante Sauce - Mild
a very liberal sprinkle of True Lime (dehydrated lime juice) -- 2 to 3 tbs.

Thanks!

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[copied from previous thread]

Whole foods wrap

With beans and rice (or other grain) in the refrigerator, and a microwave, this is quick and healthy.

Basic:
1 burrito-size whole grain tortilla, heated in microwave (10-12 seconds)
(I'm sorry -- this is one of my compromises. I can't stand the aftertaste of the fat-free tortillas I've tried.)

3/4 cup whole grain, warmed
1/2 cup cooked beans, lentils, etc., warmed
3/4 cup chopped romaine
1/4 - 1/3 cup salsa, tomato sauce, fat free salad dressing, etc.

Stack ingredients along a line roughly in the middle, top to bottom, and leaving 1/3 of the tortilla clear to one side. Fold that side over the filling. Fold the top and bottom over, creating an open-ended tube. Enjoy.

Alternate: Greek
1 cup chopped romaine
1/2 c chopped green pepper
1/2 c chopped cucumber
1/2 c tomato wedges
fresh lemon juice to taste
freshly ground pepper
Greek olives, if your health and calorie allowance permit

Flo

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Beans and toast

Toast some whole grain bread. Top with some canned kidney beans with a little of the juice. Doctor it with ketchup, soy sauce, Tabasco(tm), whatever. Serve with carrot sticks, an apple or some other raw produce on the side.

Unless I'm using leftover beans that have been refrigerated I don't even heat the beans. If they are chilled I pop them in the microwave.

This also works with canned baked beans, but they tend to have added sugar. My favorite brand is Bush's Best (original). I discard the pork. (I'm not vegetarian purist.) Their vegetarian beans contain tomato sauce. I'm from the northeast. Tomato sauce does not belong in baked beans!

Flo

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[copied from previous thread]

Go To Meals

I first saw that phrase used in an article here on Spark People. From the context I decided it means the meal you know you always have the ingredients for, that's fast, easy and healthy, that when you're standing in front of the refrigerator clueless you say, "Ah! I'll have my go to meal."

So, this thread is for us to post our quick, easy, mindless, healthy, whole foods go to meals.

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