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2/8/09 4:28 P

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I make soups, slow-cooker stews, chili, curries, etc., etc. in bulk and freeze them in individual portions. If I'm late home, tired, or unwell, it's a blessing to be able to take a nourishing, homemade meal from the freezer.

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2/7/09 7:58 P

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I have found that adding a piece of paper towel folded up in the bag with the lettuce really helps.

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2/7/09 1:39 P

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I'm having surgery next week too. The day before I will get plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and have them cleaned and ready to eat. I tear up lettuce, add all kinds chopped veggies and put in large ziplock bags. If you squeeze all the air out each time you open the bag, it will last for a week in the fridge. I have chicken breast cooked and froze. Some is already seasoned for tacos. Then all you have to do is heat the flat out tortilla, add the chicken and taco sauce, grab some lettuce and veggies out of your salad bad, put a TBSP of light salad dressing on and you have a super yummo taco. Or add a cut up breast to your salad. I also have brown rice cooked with onions, cabbage and tomatoes frozen. You can always throw a potato into the oven or microwave and have a baked potato. ( I love putting light dill pickle chip dip on my potato instead of butter or sour cream, adds a lot of flavor). Get a loaf of whole grain bread and some light meats for sandwiches. Theres low fat soups that are easy to make or freeze your own. Prepackage your snacks in snack bags. The more ready you are the more likely that you will stay on path.

Good luck on your surgery and get well quick.

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2/6/09 10:03 P

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I use Lean Cuisine


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2/6/09 7:44 P

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Soups are the best. I had neck surgery years ago, and I just doubled everything I cooked for two weeks before hand and froze two weeks worth of meals. I still double my meals and make microwave lunches and stock my freezer. My husband and I always have healthy lunches that everyone at work envies.

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2/6/09 6:26 P

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I wish you well,I hope you have friends and family that can help out...
Anyway I like to make homemade soups and pasta dishes. They seem to have a good shelf. life. emoticon

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2/6/09 3:57 P

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I also make batches and freeze for a later time. I do stews, meatballs, lasagnas, turkey burgers, sloppy joes, and soups. It's nice. Right now I could probably go two weeks without making anything.

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2/6/09 12:07 P

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I do almost all my personal cooking in batches. I do taco meat, sloppy joes, pizza filling (that I stuff in whole grain pitas), meatloaf - slice it into sections... I have a bunch of recipes on my site, and almost every single one I portion into single servings and refrigerate or freeze for use throughout the week. Don't forget to stock up on fresh fruits and vegies too for a quick grab snack.
Blessings to you. Let us know how it goes.

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2/6/09 11:52 A

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Hi
It has been a long time since I have written but I do still read the posts. I am having neck surgery next week and won't be able to do a lot for a week or two and I live alone. I have made chili to heat but was wondering if anyone else has any ideas.

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