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#1 ~steph~

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:50 AM

Hubby and I are going on a bit of a health kick after realising how we have both put on a bit of weight.
Now I need some inspiration for healthy dinners cause my dinner making abilities are pretty limited at the best of times!!
Would be nice to have some quick and easy meals for the days both of us work.




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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:10 PM

We do chicken breast sprinkled with Cajun seasoning, cut and tossed through baby spinach, baby tomatoes, cucumber, a little creamy fetta and mango.

Also I whip up homemade hommus, buya tub of tabouli, roll some falafels (Mix in the healthfood aisle) and pan cook with minimal oil, mixed lettuce, greek yoghurt, sweet chilli sauce and roll it all up in pita bread.

We make sure we have a stirfry every week - and I often do it vego and just throw in a handful of macadamias instead..

I also do tacos but don't use mince - just refried beans and seasoning mixed with a can of tomatoes in a pan, so cuts out the oil/fat etc and then make wtih lots of salad and no sour cream or cheese etc in the tacos

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:45 PM

Like the cajun chicken, I do mine diced in a mix of paprika, flour, salt and pepper and shake it all up in a plastic bag. Fry it in a dry non-stick pan and you don't need any oil and it seals in all the juices.

I also tend to do boring ol' steamed veg when being healthy in winter, it's just so quick! Carrots, beans and corn on the cob, peas etc.

Fish? If you guys eat it, lots of lovely steamed or oven baked in foil fish you can do that's nice and healthy. Serve with some stirfry veg or brown rice.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:41 PM

The other thing to remember too about becoming more healthy, is it's not just the type of food that you eat, but how much of it that you eat too. This was a real wake up call to me when I realised just how much of a portion I really needed.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:50 PM

QUOTE(Thelma @ Apr 26 2013, 05:41 PM) View Post

The other thing to remember too about becoming more healthy, is it's not just the type of food that you eat, but how much of it that you eat too. This was a real wake up call to me when I realised just how much of a portion I really needed.


Can you have that conversation with my DH please!!!!

Too many years eating dinner in mess halls makes him scoff down food and I swear it doesn't register that he's full for a good half hour so he always eats more. I try to get around it by making sure I put leftovers in tupperware containers for the next day when plating up and then only leaving veggies to be picked at...

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:45 PM

Thanks heaps for the ideas so far, please keep them coming, the more choices the better!

Yep my portions have decreased, however I don't have a huge variety of food I know how to cook and even I will admit some of what I cook is not what you would consider healthy!

QUOTE(Windsor @ Apr 26 2013, 06:50 PM) View Post

Can you have that conversation with my DH please!!!!

Too many years eating dinner in mess halls makes him scoff down food and I swear it doesn't register that he's full for a good half hour so he always eats more. I try to get around it by making sure I put leftovers in tupperware containers for the next day when plating up and then only leaving veggies to be picked at...


And my DH too, although he has no excuse of eating in mess halls, but he scoffs just the same!
Good idea on the leftovers thing, might start trying that one too.


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