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Old 07-14-2005, 05:02 PM   #1
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Talking Your favourite healthy meal ideas!!!

What are your favourite healthy meals (recipes get extra karma!!!)???

In summer, it's my vegetarian lasagne, for which there is no recipe!! And chicken cooked on the George Foreman with bean salad. I am not sure what I did before George came into my life (oh yes that's right, fried in oil and got fat )


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Old 07-14-2005, 05:23 PM   #2
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Chicken caesar salad pitas.

No real recipe for that either. Just grill your chicken, slice thinly and toss it in a pita with a pile of caesar salad.

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Old 07-14-2005, 05:29 PM   #3
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bean and lentil and split pea soups.
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Old 07-14-2005, 06:00 PM   #4
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ummmm... you mean we're supposed to eat healthy ?????
oh, crud. lol

i too use a foreman grill... love that thing !!! usually i'll grill
up chicken or steak and toss it into a salad.
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Old 07-14-2005, 06:16 PM   #5
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I sure do those soups all time myself, luvs food. Also add Manhatan Clam Chowder and a few others. For quick easy healthy eatin' I also have two staple menus:

loin lamb chops with rosemary and garlic, broiled or pan seared. (The amount of meat you are getting is top quality and portion controlled.) You could swap a small filet steak instead if you are a beefer. Couscous cooked in broth, brocoli or peas. THis is a healthy quick cook meal.

I also like broiled or grilled fish (salmon, tuna whatever) your fave small potato boiled and served with garlic and balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. No fats needed, the taste is wonderful. And greens of choice...chard cooked in broth and garlic is quick and mild and way healthy, but if you like baby spinach, go far it!

Both of these are easy for one or more, and yummy and healthy. And cooking with chicken or vegey broth and garlic (or shallots) is really tasty.
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Old 07-14-2005, 06:40 PM   #6
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One of my favorite Summer recipes is really yummy and it's quite healthy as well:

Summer Salad - (I didn't want to post it again, as I've already done so, and folks might think I only can make one salad!

Anyway, it's under the thread of "main dish salads"

Try it!
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Old 07-14-2005, 06:57 PM   #7
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My latest favorite is what I made for dinner tonight. This makes dinner for two.

I took two large sheets of aluminum foil and laid then out. On each I put a little olive oil. Then I took one pound of cod fillets and spit it in two. Once piece went on each piece of foil. I seasoned the fish with Old Bay seasoning, but just salt and pepper would be fine here too. I went out to the garden and grabbed what herbs I had on hand. Today it was cilantro, dill, oregano, and lemon thyme. These got a rough chop and were sprinkled over the fish. I sliced up a summer squash into rounds about a quarter inch think and put those rounds on top of the fish. I took a lemon and cut it in half. I squeezed one half over each piece of fish. Sometimes I take another lemon and slice some lemon rounds and put those on top too, but tonight I did not. To all of this I add a splash of white wine then a good grind of black pepper. Then I close the foil to make an airtight pouch. This all goes on a preheated grill for 15 minutes.

Tonight I added an additional side which is not completely healthy, but also not terribly bad for you. I took two tomatoes and sliced off the top. I squeezed out all the guts and then took some fresh oregano from the garden and sprinkled over the top. Then I took a mixture of parm regiano and seasoned bread crumbs and stuffed the tomatoes with that. A good drizzle of EVOO and then these went on the grill too (in a cooler spot than the fish). These cooked for about 5 minutes. We then sprinkled then with Fleur De Sel as we ate them.
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Old 07-14-2005, 08:02 PM   #8
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I do a similar "pouch" with salmon, mushrooms, scallions, ginger, garlic, vermouth and soy sauce.
We also enjoy a selection of grilled veggies for dinner occasionally. Ususlly included are portobellos, zucchini, peppers and vidalias. Just brush with EVOO and sprinkle with S&P
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Old 07-14-2005, 08:55 PM   #9
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Take any assortment of summer veggies that you have and sautee them in evoo with some freshly minced garlic, red pepper flakes to taste, and a pinch of salt and pepper.When they're just about tender, add a splash of white wine and some chopped, seeded tomatoes. Toss the whole thing with pasta (I prefer angel hair) and top with fresh basil chiffonade and lots of fresh Parmesan.

No measurements are really necessary--just proportion veggies and pasta to your liking.
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:16 PM   #10
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It sure is a lot easier to eat healthy in the summer when everything is in season and also cheap.

A long time favorite of mine is pasta tossed with fresh mozz, tomatoes from our garden and homemade pesto. Serve it with a good salad and you're set.

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