Originally Posted by westcoastmom
Any one have suggestions for quick and/or easy meal ideas?
Also suggestions for increasing fat? I make smoothies and custards with raw eggs, butter, coconut oil, fruit, honey but my kids only consume part of them.
My main make-ahead dinner-type meal is pumpkin moussaka, although chili also makes an appearance from time to time. For quick "dinner needs to be on the table in 30 minutes" meals, stir-frys tend to be my go-to dish. Or really any type of one-pot dish works well, like curry.
How much dairy do you guys eat? Butter, cheese, yogurt, sour cream, milk, etc.? TBH I get most of my daily fat intake from dairy. Probably not the best of options, but it's darned effective.
For those large appetites, try giving them some "high fat" snacks. Carrots dipped in hummus or baba ganoush or tzatziki. Apple dipped in nut butter. Apple and cheese slices, etc.
To just add more fat, try sauteeing veggies in rendered fat. Lard, chicken, whatever. I usually cook my potatoes in goose or bacon fat, other veggies get butter, lard or duck fat. Most veggies will suck up fat when you cook them, so start with plenty of it in the pan, and when they're done, lift the veggies out, and any excess will stay in the pan.
Make fatty dipping sauces for cooked veggies. There are all sorts of mayo-based sauces that go great with veggies, if you use a quality mayo (or make your own), or even a bearnaise type sauce goes beautifully with many veggies.
So here's my question of the day... what do you say to people who question how you could possibly get enough fiber in your diet? *I* know I don't need all that much fiber, but mainstream thinking is that if you don't eat your fiber you'll get stopped up like a wine bottle. How do you respond to that?