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Hi,

I am trying to find meal ideas that will fit my diet and schedule.
Due to time constraints (I work 14-18 hour days) I need to prepare
most of my meals in bulk and eat them over the course of the week.

I generally try to only eat "slow carbs", and aside from a sprinkle of
cheese here and there, I avoid dairy. Sadly, I also can't eat gluten,
which jacks me up. I also need loads of protein in my meals.

I'm hoping that you all here can drop me some recipe recommendations,
or even point me to some web sites, that will fit the bill for these
bulk meals I need.

I used to run off crustless dairy-free breakfast quiche and tuna
salad, but that isn't cutting the mustard anymore.

Ideas?

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ShrewdSimian wrote:
Hi,

I am trying to find meal ideas that will fit my diet and schedule.
Due to time constraints (I work 14-18 hour days) I need to prepare
most of my meals in bulk and eat them over the course of the week.

I generally try to only eat "slow carbs", and aside from a sprinkle of
cheese here and there, I avoid dairy. Sadly, I also can't eat gluten,
which jacks me up. I also need loads of protein in my meals.

I'm hoping that you all here can drop me some recipe recommendations,
or even point me to some web sites, that will fit the bill for these
bulk meals I need.

I used to run off crustless dairy-free breakfast quiche and tuna
salad, but that isn't cutting the mustard anymore.

Ideas?



I've been eating a lot of vegetable soup lately, with a lot of pepper
in it; gonna make a pot tonight because it's both filling and
slimming. A 3.5 quart pot will last me almost a week.

How about beans?

Or cook a ham or a turkey and nibble on that until it's gone.

-Bob
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ShrewdSimian wrote:

I am trying to find meal ideas that will fit my diet and schedule.
Due to time constraints (I work 14-18 hour days) I need to prepare
most of my meals in bulk and eat them over the course of the week.

I generally try to only eat "slow carbs", and aside from a sprinkle of
cheese here and there, I avoid dairy. Sadly, I also can't eat gluten,
which jacks me up. I also need loads of protein in my meals.

I'm hoping that you all here can drop me some recipe recommendations,
or even point me to some web sites, that will fit the bill for these
bulk meals I need.

I used to run off crustless dairy-free breakfast quiche and tuna
salad, but that isn't cutting the mustard anymore.

Ideas?


Cook and slice meat in advance. Have raw veggies cut up in advance.
Put some of each on your plate and nuke.

Have a variety of animals and plants. Dust with a variety of spices.
Because of timing you have less option for cooking method variation.
With cooking method variation the comment I would include is - Brocolli
can be cooked by means other than deep frying unbreaded! Who knew?
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On 11/22/2011 11:46 AM, ShrewdSimian wrote:
Hi,

I am trying to find meal ideas that will fit my diet and schedule.
Due to time constraints (I work 14-18 hour days) I need to prepare
most of my meals in bulk and eat them over the course of the week.

I generally try to only eat "slow carbs", and aside from a sprinkle of
cheese here and there, I avoid dairy. Sadly, I also can't eat gluten,
which jacks me up. I also need loads of protein in my meals.

I'm hoping that you all here can drop me some recipe recommendations,
or even point me to some web sites, that will fit the bill for these
bulk meals I need.

I used to run off crustless dairy-free breakfast quiche and tuna
salad, but that isn't cutting the mustard anymore.

Ideas?


Some, yes:

1) A big pot of chili (with meat and/or beans, depending on which way
you tend)

2) Twice-baked potatoes: Bake some big russets. Scoop out the insides
and mash with chopped scallions, a little parsley, salt, pepper, and
either oil or butter (optional). I sometimes add cheese and sometimes
not; it's not essential. Bake until it starts to brown on top. These
heat up well in the microwave.

3) This quinoa salad is lovely, a fave in my family, and quinoa is high
in protein:
http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2006/07...noa-salad.html --
it keeps for several days, and is obviously something you wouldn't have
to heat to eat.

4) Stews with meat, veggies, and potatoes reheat beautifully, and can
give you something comforting to eat at the end of a long day.

5) For gluten-free recipes, I've not found anything better than Shauna
Ahern (a.k.a. Gluten-free Girl). She's full of love and adventurousness,
and she understands cooking with your hands full, since she has a busy
chef husband, a kid, and a couple books out: http://www.glutenfreegirl.com

I do once-a-month cooking, as described at these links:

http://www.once-a-monthcooking.com/how.html
http://www.realfood4realpeople.com/oamc.html
http://onceamonthmom.com/how-i-once-a-month-cook-pam/ (video)

The cool thing about this is I cook all day at the beginning of the
month and I have a whole month's worth of meals in the freezer, without
eating the same thing every day for a week. If you want to brainstorm
about freezer meals for yourself, I'm up for it. I like figuring out
menus that work for people's dietary restrictions.

Serene
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http://www.momfoodproject.com
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Hi,

I am trying to find meal ideas that will fit my diet and schedule.
Due to time constraints (I work 14-18 hour days) I need to prepare
most of my meals in bulk and eat them over the course of the week.

I generally try to only eat "slow carbs", and aside from a sprinkle of
cheese here and there, I avoid dairy. Sadly, I also can't eat gluten,
which jacks me up. I also need loads of protein in my meals.

I'm hoping that you all here can drop me some recipe recommendations,
or even point me to some web sites, that will fit the bill for these
bulk meals I need.

I used to run off crustless dairy-free breakfast quiche and tuna
salad, but that isn't cutting the mustard anymore.

Ideas?


My daughter likes pasta salad. I use corn and quinoa pasta, cooked dried
beans and assorted fresh vegetables with Italian dressing. You can add
cubed ham or slices of hard/dry salami to this.

She also likes Teff wraps. Soften the wrap for about 10 seconds in the
microwave, then spread with dairy free margarine or mustard, a sprinkle of
shredded lettuce and some cooked meat. Roll up like a burrito. The Teff
wraps are put out by La Tortilla Factory. Available with the tortillas and
in some stores in the gluten free area.

We buy little hummus cups at Costco. She eats those with cucumber slices or
baby carrots.

Hard boiled eggs.

Salad topped with cooked chicken and sesame dressing.

A big pot of chili, with or without beans.

You could cook a very large or a couple of regular sized pot roasts at once,
adding whatever veggies you eat.





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On Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:46:46 -0800 (PST), ShrewdSimian
wrote:

I generally try to only eat "slow carbs", and aside from a sprinkle of
cheese here and there, I avoid dairy. Sadly, I also can't eat gluten,
which jacks me up. I also need loads of protein in my meals.

I'm hoping that you all here can drop me some recipe recommendations,
or even point me to some web sites, that will fit the bill for these
bulk meals I need.


You might want to take a look at Paleo diet recipe websites and add in
the carbs you'd like.

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Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
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broccoli slaw is a bulky, healthy, chew-intensive base to mix with
protein and fat. You can mix in nuts to the base, store, scoop out
individual servings and add different meats, fruits, and dressings-vary
the dressings, meats, nuts, fruit, and it wont feel like you are eating
the same salad every day. I am especially fond of pepperoni, chicken,
imitation seafood, or leftover cold chopped steak mixed in. Dried
cranberries mix in nicely, as do strawbrerries, and grapes.

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Great stuff! I forgot about this post until now but glad I checked up
on it.

Really appreciate the input from everybody! I now have a fridge full
of healthy food to munch on ever the coming weeks. :-D


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