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Meal suggestions please

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GeordieJeannie Tue 05-Jan-16 20:59:30

I need suggestions for healthy meals as I need to shift a massive post Christmas/mid menopause tummy and get back to size 10 me.
I have such difficulty in thinking of healthy meals so please give me your suggestions. This is what I gave come up with.

porridge, with milk?, honey?
Muesli and semi-skimmed milk?
Boiled egg. Is toast ok? Can toast be buttered because I can't do spreads, they are vile.
Bacon? Is Atkins type theory out of favour or is bacon too processed or is it too high fat?

Today I had pate on cream crackers. About 7 or 8 of them. That's bad right?
Err boiled egg, again.
Sardines on um, toast, buttered.

Today I had Stilton, walnuts and three mince pies. That's where I'm at and I need to do different. Like maybe....
Fish and veg.
Meat and veg.

See, no ideas. And I'm short of money, and I have three kids to feed too and they are very conservative about what they will consider eating.

PennyHasNoSurname Tue 05-Jan-16 21:03:48

I often make a Slimming World carbonara -boil some pasta. In a deep frying oan fry bacon (medallions so fat removed), peas onion and garlic. Add veg stock once bacon is cooked. Once pasta is done drain and add to the stock mix. Five mins stirring. Take off the boil and mix in an eggamd a big dollop of quark (fat free cream cheese). Sprinkle parmesan on top.

PennyHasNoSurname Tue 05-Jan-16 21:05:36

Have a Sunday soup night. Whatever veg is on the 69p special in Aldi, stock, whatever meats you can find (ham, chicken). Cook a big batch and tub it up for the week for you for lunches.

GeordieJeannie Tue 05-Jan-16 21:07:06

Sounds nice. Thanks I'll add it to my list.

GeordieJeannie Tue 05-Jan-16 21:18:34

Yep had been thinking soup would be good earlier today.
This is the sort of prompt I need.

whois Tue 05-Jan-16 21:49:48

Yeah that doesn't sound good if you want to slim down a bit :-)

I prefer being able to eat big portions of veggies and some lean meat or fish, rather than a smaller amount higher cal food.

Salmon and baby toms done in the oven with spinach and a small portion of brown rice or quinoa or lentils or something.

Courgette noodles with a veggie bolagnaise sauce.

Big bowl of raw shredded veggies in an Asian style dressing with a chicken breast.

That kind of thing.

ErgonomicallyUnsound Tue 05-Jan-16 22:19:12

I'm going with the following the next few weeks...

Eggs - hard boiled or poached with lots of salad or veg (eg broccoli, anchovy, chilli and egg)
Parsnip, walnut, lentil salad
Lentil, sundried tomato, feta salad
Sardines and tuna - from tin
Avocado on toast as treat
Salmon with lots of veg or salad - and spices
Chicken with lots of veg or salad - and spices
BNS salad with seeds leaves etc

ExtraBlessings Wed 06-Jan-16 18:20:34

I have a couple of suggestions:

Breakfast: poached egg on a portobello mushroom or porridge with a sprinkling of raisins.

Lunch: soup ( my caves are pea soup or butternut squash soup) toast pine nuts in a non stick frying pan (no oil) for crutons.

Dinner: whatever you eat, amend the rations on your plate so that steamed veg take up lots of room. (Love broccoli for this)

All the best!

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