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post #81 of 99

Pot pie. I want a pot pie, so badly, but the carb content is so high in all the store-bought ones. I need to see if I can't find a recipe and pie tins.

 

I feel like crying most nights when it comes time to cook dinner, but I still prepare almost every meal (mostly) from scratch, so, even if I'm exhausted, I can still feel virtuous. We eat out at least one night a weekend, and we've got tasty tempting GOLDFISH, though, so it all levels out. ;)

post #82 of 99

Ooh, I will post the link to the recipe I've been going off of for the pot pie in the recipe thread! It's a Martha Stewart "lighter" pot pie recipe. Uses phyllo dough instead of crust (so less carbs plus WAY easy), and you could easily switch out carrots for other veggies if you want to cut the carb content further. It is so easy, and delicious, and has a lot of down-time for the cooking part, which is nice. :)

Okay, I'm going to post the link here, and then when I have time I'll post my notes on how I've tweaked things on the recipe thread. :)

 

http://www.marthastewart.com/317035/lighter-chicken-potpie

post #83 of 99

Cabbitdancer I make a good grain-free pie crust that's mostly almond meal - unfortunately the other part is potato starch, I don't know that would be better or not... PM me if you want the "recipe" (it's not really a recipe, more of a strategy...)

post #84 of 99

I have to have SOME carbs in my diet, but I have to limit them as well. It's a fine balance I'm supposed to walk, and it can be hard, sometimes. Phyllo dough, though. I hadn't considered that! Thank you so much, chocolatechip!

post #85 of 99

Right now my favorite breakfast is a smoothie made with full fat Fage yogurt (20grams of protein!), raw honey, ginger, lemon, apple, spinach,carrots,  coconut oil & ice throw it all in the vitamix and yum! So refreshing!

 

Favorite lunch is a Bagel sandwich with avocado, turkey & cream cheese

 

Dinner has been hard for me to eat well....by the end of the day I dont want to cook so its struggle thankfully going to a friends tonight and she is making meatloaf, tomorrow is covered too since we do a friday night thing with a group every week...thinking I'll take a roast out tomorrow and cook it up on Saturday that way we can have roast then turn it into a couple other meals sandwiches and a beef soup.

 

Normally I LOVE veggies just LOVE them..right now I have to make a conscious effort to eat them, the reason I've gone to smoothies in the morning so I can throw some in. Salad usually rock my world right now unless someone makes it for me I'm not going to eat one.

post #86 of 99

Food is boring me again and it's been challenging putting together stuff babygirl and I both want to eat, that's nutritious as well.

Right this second I'm having campari and grapefruit sorbetto. Sooo good. We have food truck Friday's here and so we've been trying what we can from them, while still being semi healthful. I also got some tofu tacos, but they're super bland.

 

Have no idea what to do for dinner. 

post #87 of 99

I have to revive this thread, because my mom introduced me to sardines on German-style rye bread spread with a bit of mayo, and it's awesome! And since it's healthy protein and carbs and satisfies this pregnant lady, I thought maybe some of the rest of you might like the inspiration too. smile.gif

 

I'd never had this kind of bread before - it's sliced really thin, and is supposed to be refrigerated after being opened. Is this something most people recognize but me? Anyway, I toast the bread a little, though it's not necessary, spread some mayo on it, and then add some good chunks of sardine. My favorite sardines are from Wild Planet, because they are both sustainably fished and extra good, but they're also more expensive. Their sardines in olive oil and lemon are particularly tasty.

 

For lunch today I had these sardines on toast, plus apple. Yum! Now off to walk to the library, and when I get back, I will probably have second lunch of exactly the same thing. smile.gif

post #88 of 99

I *love* sardines on toast - I just can't tolerate the toast :-(  I bought some good rye bread a few weeks ago and ate a little and it made my hips *SO* achy.  Grains are super-inflammatory for me (and the fibre doesn't do good things to my guts) but if anyone else tolerates them well, I totally second this suggestion!!!

 

I like salads with sardines packed in lemon & olive oil too.  A nice tangy dressing and a bit of sauerkraut add some zip too.

post #89 of 99
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Originally Posted by Sara79 View Post

Right now my favorite breakfast is a smoothie made with full fat Fage yogurt (20grams of protein!), raw honey, ginger, lemon, apple, spinach,carrots,  coconut oil & ice throw it all in the vitamix and yum! So refreshing!

 

Favorite lunch is a Bagel sandwich with avocado, turkey & cream cheese

 

Dinner has been hard for me to eat well....by the end of the day I dont want to cook so its struggle thankfully going to a friends tonight and she is making meatloaf, tomorrow is covered too since we do a friday night thing with a group every week...thinking I'll take a roast out tomorrow and cook it up on Saturday that way we can have roast then turn it into a couple other meals sandwiches and a beef soup.

 

Normally I LOVE veggies just LOVE them..right now I have to make a conscious effort to eat them, the reason I've gone to smoothies in the morning so I can throw some in. Salad usually rock my world right now unless someone makes it for me I'm not going to eat one.

Both your breakfast and lunch sound 'licious as my ds would say. I am stuck on kale, lemon, and apple but vaguely worry about the sugar.. I think the kale attraction is my anemia is rearing its ugly head again. 

 

Bagel sandwiches are so good, I usually skip the cc though, the avo is usually enough. 

 

I feel your pain on the dinner struggle.

post #90 of 99

Last weekend I made a big pot of vegetable soup and dumplings. I'm finishing off the last bowl right now.

It really hit the spot and is so tasty. I don't say that about much lately. Even if it's something I think I want, after making and tasting it, I'm like blech whatever.

 

This week for New Years I made a pot of black eyed peas, collard greens and corn muffins. The greens were meh, but the peas were super good.

I'm thinking of making another pot to have for the rest of the week and weekend.

post #91 of 99

spughy, that salad sounds good! I had never much eaten sardines before, but now I'm discovering how delicious they can be...

 

cocoanib, I wish I had more "big pots" of something that I was used to cooking. Somehow that's just not how I've learned to cook! But I had a crockpot turkey soup my cousin made when I visited her last weekend, and it was both delicious and awesome to have so many leftovers from. I just need to get more used to making hearty soups.

post #92 of 99

1st time I've had ice cream this pregnancy - President's Choice Pumpkin Pie Icecream (from Superstore) is the best thing I've tasted in a long time!!

 

Lychee Fruit.  YUM.

post #93 of 99

Oh that sounds good.  It's probably a good thing that there's no Superstore close to me - the nearest one is in a suburb about 1/2 hour away.

 

Lychee fruit IS good.  So are pomelos!  They are my treat at the moment.

post #94 of 99
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Originally Posted by cabbitdancer View Post

I have to have SOME carbs in my diet, but I have to limit them as well. It's a fine balance I'm supposed to walk, and it can be hard, sometimes. Phyllo dough, though. I hadn't considered that! Thank you so much, chocolatechip!

Could you do a shepherds pie with sweet potatoes? Less crust and a similar filling. 

post #95 of 99
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Originally Posted by Melany View Post

Could you do a shepherds pie with sweet potatoes? Less crust and a similar filling. 

MMM... Rachel Ray has a GREAT recipe for sweet potato shepherd's pie with ground turkey.  It is one of my favorite dinners and I already requested that we make a big batch of it for leftovers for when baby comes.  :)   (I always omit the banana though... we made it once with banana with the sweet potatoes and it was WEIRD, haha.)

post #96 of 99

I love shepherd's pie (though I've been told it's technically "cottage pie," since I make it with beef instead of lamb). My version is probably not particularly healthy, though, since I put a ton of cheese in the potato topping. ;) I have made it with sweet potatoes before, and I didn't like it as much. Funny. I was craving shepherd's pie before we left and never got around to making it, and now you've reminded me. I'll have to put it on the menu for next week.

post #97 of 99

What's not healthy about cheese?  It seems like a good way of adding extra protein and fat so you can eat less, be well-satisfied, and if you're having problems with glucose, it'd slow the absorption of the carbs from the potatoes.  I never thought to put cheese in the topping but it's a great idea.  Too bad DH is dairy-intolerant. greensad.gif

post #98 of 99

bananas + sweet potatoes = WEIRD....  Yes, Chapsie, I agree!  Why would you ruin sweet potatoes (possibly the best most delicious vegetable on the planet) with... bananas?!?! Crazy... just plain CRAZY!

 

Speaking of sweet potatoes, I am going to make that my late night snack tonight.  :D  OOO and I have pecans to go with.  DELISH! 

post #99 of 99
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Originally Posted by jodieanneanton View Post

Why would you ruin sweet potatoes (possibly the best most delicious vegetable on the planet) with... bananas?!?! Crazy... just plain CRAZY!

AGREED!  I had some delish homemade yam fries (baked, not fried) last week, melt in my mouth yummy!

I had a very good grapefruit this afternoon as snack.

I'm thinking of grabbing some sushi to go for supper...

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