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 Post subject: Fave light/healthy meals
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 9:17 am 
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Hola PPKers.I'm trying to lose a few and stick to only cooking on weekends for the week ahead.I'm single so I don't cook much and my meals are pretty boring atm.

I'm wondering what are your fave light and whole food meals? Recipes appreciated :)

Gracias!


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 Post subject: Re: Fave light/healthy meals
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 9:54 am 
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Chana Masala!
This only takes a few minutes to throw together. We usually eat it over brown basmati rice. I throw in some kale to make it a bit more complete.
http://www.manjulaskitchen.com/2007/01/ ... na-masala/

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 Post subject: Re: Fave light/healthy meals
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 10:17 am 
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Not a specific recipe that you ask for, but... bowls. I pretty much take any sandwich recipe and deconstruct it into a bowl using a combo of quinoa and broccoli or cabbage or cauliflower or kale (depending on the sandwich) instead of the bread. Or, like quietkaos gets at, any other bowl recipe I just usually cut back on some of the higher calorie rice and add in veggies.

For specific ideas there is a bowl thread on here somewhere, and I also recommend Appetite for Reduction.


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 Post subject: Re: Fave light/healthy meals
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 2:51 pm 
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Get yourself a copy of Isa's Appetite for Reduction. It's full of light/healthy filling meals and there is lots of stuff that you can prepare in big batches ahead of time and eat throughout the week.

I'd make lots of soups, dals and veggie/bean stews.

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 Post subject: Re: Fave light/healthy meals
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 5:34 pm 
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cucumber and tomato salads, spinach with chipotle peppers, cauliflower and mushroom soups


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 Post subject: Re: Fave light/healthy meals
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 8:16 pm 
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quietkaos wrote:
Chana Masala!


I second this. All the recipes on Manjula's Kitchen are fantastic, and her soups would make good choices, too.

Speaking of Indian food, if you like tofu I have a pretty yummy tikka masala recipe. Tofu slowly marinaded in a thick tomato sauce with ginger, garlic, and spices galore. It's a light meal, but nutrient-packed.

http://www.happivore.com/recipe/tofu-tikka-masala

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 Post subject: Re: Fave light/healthy meals
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 8:29 pm 
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oooh sounds yum.


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 Post subject: Re: Fave light/healthy meals
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 8:06 pm 
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I have no self control I want cake dammit!


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 Post subject: Re: Fave light/healthy meals
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 11:13 pm 
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Losing a few doesn't mean having to give up the foods you love. Cakes, cookies, and sweets are blissful, just eat 'em in moderation :)

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 Post subject: Re: Fave light/healthy meals
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 4:43 pm 
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whenever i try to eat healthy i pretty much eat steamed greens and a baked sweet potato with everything lol. make a big batch of both and its easy. then u can spend more time dressing up your protein or grain.. personally i need new ways to make grains. Ive been doing too much unfried rice and boxed quinoa mixes! ideas anyone?

i agree with happivore- everything in moderation.. including moderation! depriving youself with never work!


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 Post subject: Re: Fave light/healthy meals
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 4:47 pm 
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i did see a thing today, u dip orange segments in melted chocolate. just make sure your segments have the membrane or whatever intact and are patted dry or the chocolate wont stick. while the chocolate is still wet sprinkle a bit of sea salt and crushed pastachio/nut of choice (teehee) not insanely unhealthy and still looks super indulgent! mmmmm


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