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Easy, healthy meals?

Discussion in 'Food Talk' started by DanGer, May 23, 2009.

  1. May 23, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    DanGer

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    Hey all, I am in college and about to be living on my own. I love to cook and was wondering if anyone has a recipes that are fairly easy and healthy. Now that I am not living in a dorm, I want to eat actual food other than raman, tuna, and salmon. Maybe I can even lower my mercury count :p
     
  2. May 23, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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    you should go to a bookstore and check workout and body building magazines. they always have something healthy in there. esp a lot of lean meals and/or fat burning meals. or you can just browse the food submitted here :D
     
  3. May 23, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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    -Get a barbecue, save from having to do dishes, meaning you will have more time to party...I mean study.
     
  4. May 23, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    I tend not to follow recipes and just experiment on my own. you should get some chicken breast and grill them and add some mixed vegtables. or... make a chicken kabob if you know how to do that but yeh. what griztaco said. get a grill. it cooks your food better!
     
  5. May 23, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    notice i said HEALTHY haha;)
     
  6. May 23, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    ya well I do not have much time during the week about 20 hours of rugby each week plus traveling on weedends, so I intent to cook a lot on sundays and save it for the week.
     
  7. May 23, 2009 at 12:34 PM
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    Do kabobs. With like shrimp, small pieces of steak and/or chicken, and vegetables. On the grill. Add lemon juice! :drool:
     
  8. May 23, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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    That sounds good as well, Maybe I will start and ongoing thread of healthy stuff I find. I am about to start the difficult process of getting back into playing shape. Less fat, more muscle and not greasy arteries for aerobic purposes haha
     
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    2 words. Crock pot.

    You can tailor a ton of food to just how you likes it.
     
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    rice and beans
     
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    stir frys.... lots of veggies, can clean out your fridge before stuff goes bad = lost money, go light on the sauce, put it over rice
     
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    Here is an easy one:

    Use 1 (or more if making several servings) large chicken breast (canned works too)

    Use 1 cup (or more if you choose) uncooked white rice

    1 can cream of mushroom (condensed)

    Cook the chicken till almost done. Then add rice (with 1 1/2 times same amount of water) plus mushroom can. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer approx 15 min or until rice is cooked.

    It is quick and easy plus you can do it one skillet! Will keep in fridge for several days.:drool:
     
  13. May 23, 2009 at 12:54 PM
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    Yup picked up a crock pot at a yard sale :)

    Stir fry has always been my go to meal. Even If i just toss some frozen veggies in a pan
     
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    any reason this would not work with brown rice?
     
  15. May 23, 2009 at 12:57 PM
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    brown rice usually takes a little longer to cook than white... just take that into consideration and you should be good to go
     
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    Thanks I'm headed to costco with my moms credit card :D
     
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    Maybe with the stir fry veggies, cut up some sausage kinda thin. I like the way the grease makes the veggies taste. :p

    Is that wierd.
     
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    One of my favorites is to grill a flank steak.

    Then cut it into strips (CUT ACROSS THE GRAIN).

    Then all week for lunch you can add the strips to a tortilla with hummus, cheese, lettuce, ranch dressing, and chipotle tobasco sauce.

    quick sandwich wrap that tastes good.
     
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    Angel hair pasta, one can of crushed tomatoes (oregano, basil seasoned), capers, artichoke hearts, black olives. Cheap, healthy, fairly quick to prepare..one of my favorites
     
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    ...and if you can't have a grill (for lack of outdoor space or availability of space) - get a George Foreman Grill (one of the small ones that sit on your countertop.
     
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