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Healthy dinners the whole family will love???

I am on a diet where I get 1200 cals a day...Which really is not a lot at all.
I'm also the only one that cooks in the house of 5 adults. So I've been making TWO dinners a night. And thats just not fair.
I tried making 'my kind' of meals and they act like its cardboard (chicken and salad with sides of veggies is a normal meal, don't you agree?!).
So lemme know of any meals I can eat and kindda trick them with :)


Asked by MommaWoods at 1:55 PM on Oct. 30, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • Minestrone Cont...

    1. In a large pot, saute onion, carrots, celery, and garlic in the oil until tender.
    2. Drain and rinse the beans.
    3. Add the cabbage, potato, beans, tomatoes, water and oregano.
    4. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
    5. Add the pasta. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.
    6. Add salt, pepper or other seasonings if needed. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese before serving.

    For added protein, add 1/2 pound of ground beef or ground turkey and saute with veggies.

    Chow down!

    Answer by livewell4me at 3:37 PM on Oct. 30, 2008

  • Pleasing everyone can be taxing! So, I love to make soup. One for the leftover factor, and two, it's easy.

    Here is a Minestrone Soup that is healthy, low-glycemic and delicious!

    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 large onion, chopped
    3 medium carrots, sliced
    2 stalks celery, sliced
    1 cup cabbage, chopped
    1 red potato, peeled and diced (yes, that's only 1 potato)
    3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
    1 19oz can kidney beans
    1 28 oz can stewed tomatoes
    6 cups water or beef broth
    1 tsp dried oregano
    1 tsp dried basil
    1/2 cup whole wheat macaroni, uncooked
    to taste salt, pepper


    Answer by livewell4me at 3:37 PM on Oct. 30, 2008

  • I make spaghetti sauce with ground turkey instead of beef. Instead of pasta, I use a spaghetti squash (cut in half, take seeds out, and bake wrapped in foil for about 45 mins) fork the squash strands out. My family loves it, and it's really healthy.

    Answer by anestheticsex at 4:25 PM on Oct. 30, 2008

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