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I need some meal ideas

Ok so I'm really tired of the same things repeatedly, and tomorrow is grocery day so I need some meal ideas. I'm on a really strict diet (medical reasons) so here's my restrictions: low fat, low sodium, no dairy. I know, it's difficult. That's why I'm getting bored lol. I can eat lean ground turkey, boneless skinless chicken breasts, any fruits and vegetables NOT canned, dried beans/legumes, whole grain breads, pasta, and any seasonings that don't contain salt. My meals right now consist of turkey chili, chicken stir fry, roast chicken, grilled chicken, homemade burritos, chicken noodle soup, and spaghetti with homemade sauce. All of them are delicious, but getting tiresome. My kids are not too picky, they just don't prefer a lot of onions. So anyone got any good ideas? Thanks!


Asked by AprilDJC at 2:30 PM on Dec. 29, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • Here are some recent meals at my house. Send me a message offlist if you would like any recipes:
    minestrone soup, salad, maybe tomato mozzarella and basil sandwiches
    General Tsao’s tofu
    stuffed peppers
    vegetable stew with dumplings
    sweet potato and black bean burritos
    home made pizza from the freezer
    lentil soup and grilled cheese sandwiches
    lentil sloppy joes
    Mushroom lasagna
    Spinach and tofu curry
    breakfast: oatmeal pancakes and fruit salad
    bean and vegetable sloppy joes
    southwest falafel
    Halloween black and orange quesadillas
    black bean soup, quesadillas, avocado salad
    lentil tacos
    mushroom stroganoff
    Mediterranean stew
    pot pie
    not crab cakes, tofu fish sticks, baked sweet potato “fries”
    peanut noodles
    tamale bean pie
    Mexican bean and pasta bake

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:42 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • Tofu baked and seasoned, shrimp skewers, lentil soup and split pea soup, any fish, turkey burgers (see oprah's web site for a good recipe), I think the PP has a great start!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:16 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • Rkoloms has some great recipes!

    we're veggies, so most of what we eat is very low fat and dairy free... a few ideas....

    roasted veggies- carrot, sweet potato, hard squash, zucchini, celery (anything else you want)- chunk and toss with a tiny bit of olive oil and season with garlic & herbs. i let everyone salt individually. roast @ 400 for about 45 min.

    baked polenta w/pasta sauce (google a recipe)

    rice pudding (3 cups soy/almond/rice milk, 2 tablespoons flour, 1/3 c sugar, 2 eggs, 1 T vanilla, 2 c cooked brown rice, 1/3 c raisins) mix milk, flour and sugar. cook until bubbly, temper eggs and add whisking constantly. cook for 2 min, add vanilla, rice & raisins. chill.

    baked lime & dill tillapia

    baked spring rolls (shred any veggies you like, season and cook in non stack pan. fill egg roll wrapper per package directions, bake @ 350 until crisp.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 3:56 PM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • Homemade chicken strips, taco salad made with ground turkey and homemade chips & homemade seasonings, teriyaki chicken made with low sodium soy sauce, meatloaf made with low fat ground turkey, vegetarian meatloaf, chicken parmiagana (don't use breaded chicken, make your own spaghetti sauce), lasagna made with low fat non dairy cheese, oven BBQ chicken (again, make your own sauce to control the sodium), homemade pizza (make own sauce, use non dairy cheese), tacos (use non dairy cheese), beef barley stew, taco soup (make your own seasonings to control the sodium), lentil & barley stew

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 7:23 PM on Dec. 29, 2009