hi mamas.thought I'd join this thread for support and yummy ideas!
I'm currently struggling with my diet due to an illness I had a few months back (pancreatitis/gallbladder issues). basically I've lost my appetite and when I am hungry I tend to go for boring stuff latley like oatmeal,yogurt or toast...yum,right?..problem is I love to cook and bake so at least my family is currently well fed! lol! (my DH grandma loves when I visit as I'm always taking her treats)
to you mamacarey..I hope your dad makes a speedy recovery!
my mom has high cholesterol too so I can relate to trying to get a family member to make changes (or at least educate them when they ask). maybe you could make a few veggie meals for your parents and share the recipes? (every single time I make my family something they hem and haw and then eat it and rave,then go home with the recipe, it's so funny..)
btw garlic and green tea are supposedly good for reducing cholesterol!
so I've been veggie for 10 years and vegan of and on for the last 5. currently I'm on dairy as I got way to addicted to eating it again when I was preggers. I am trying to phase it out again but it's so hard when I am hungry for so few things these days!
I would love to exchange more recipes with you mamas! those already posted look great!
I'm especially looking for light dinners without soy analogs or breads...
oh and heres some of my recipes for some yummy salsas staright from my southwestern kitchen!! (you can use them on veggie wraps, pitas, as a dip for sandwhiches and with chips, over rice,whatever really!)
4 mangos chopped
1-2 tomatoes chopped
1 red/yellow onion (depending on your taste) chopped
1 bunch of cilantro minced
juice from 3-5 limes (again depending on your taste)
combine all ingredients, cover and refrigerate for an hour or so to combine flavors.
~yummy mexican style salsa~
6-8 roma tomatoes, chopped
1-2 yellow onions chopped
lime juice to taste
1 cloves garlic minced
1 bunch cilantro minced
2 avacadoes chopped
combine and serve! yum! (you can also put all ingredients in the food processor to make it quicker)