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  1. #1
    ShrewdSimian Guest

    Default Ideas for healthy meals prepared in bulk

    Hi,

    I am trying to find meal ideas that will fit my diet and schedule.
    Due to time constraints (I work 14-18 hour days) I need to prepare
    most of my meals in bulk and eat them over the course of the week.

    I generally try to only eat "slow carbs", and aside from a sprinkle of
    cheese here and there, I avoid dairy. Sadly, I also can't eat gluten,
    which jacks me up. I also need loads of protein in my meals.

    I'm hoping that you all here can drop me some recipe recommendations,
    or even point me to some web sites, that will fit the bill for these
    bulk meals I need.

    I used to run off crustless dairy-free breakfast quiche and tuna
    salad, but that isn't cutting the mustard anymore.

    Ideas?

  2. #2
    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: Ideas for healthy meals prepared in bulk

    ShrewdSimian wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I am trying to find meal ideas that will fit my diet and schedule.
    > Due to time constraints (I work 14-18 hour days) I need to prepare
    > most of my meals in bulk and eat them over the course of the week.
    >
    > I generally try to only eat "slow carbs", and aside from a sprinkle of
    > cheese here and there, I avoid dairy. Sadly, I also can't eat gluten,
    > which jacks me up. I also need loads of protein in my meals.
    >
    > I'm hoping that you all here can drop me some recipe recommendations,
    > or even point me to some web sites, that will fit the bill for these
    > bulk meals I need.
    >
    > I used to run off crustless dairy-free breakfast quiche and tuna
    > salad, but that isn't cutting the mustard anymore.
    >
    > Ideas?



    I've been eating a lot of vegetable soup lately, with a lot of pepper
    in it; gonna make a pot tonight because it's both filling and
    slimming. A 3.5 quart pot will last me almost a week.

    How about beans?

    Or cook a ham or a turkey and nibble on that until it's gone.

    -Bob

  3. #3
    Doug Freyburger Guest

    Default Re: Ideas for healthy meals prepared in bulk

    ShrewdSimian wrote:
    >
    > I am trying to find meal ideas that will fit my diet and schedule.
    > Due to time constraints (I work 14-18 hour days) I need to prepare
    > most of my meals in bulk and eat them over the course of the week.
    >
    > I generally try to only eat "slow carbs", and aside from a sprinkle of
    > cheese here and there, I avoid dairy. Sadly, I also can't eat gluten,
    > which jacks me up. I also need loads of protein in my meals.
    >
    > I'm hoping that you all here can drop me some recipe recommendations,
    > or even point me to some web sites, that will fit the bill for these
    > bulk meals I need.
    >
    > I used to run off crustless dairy-free breakfast quiche and tuna
    > salad, but that isn't cutting the mustard anymore.
    >
    > Ideas?


    Cook and slice meat in advance. Have raw veggies cut up in advance.
    Put some of each on your plate and nuke.

    Have a variety of animals and plants. Dust with a variety of spices.
    Because of timing you have less option for cooking method variation.
    With cooking method variation the comment I would include is - Brocolli
    can be cooked by means other than deep frying unbreaded! Who knew?

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    Serene Vannoy Guest

    Default Re: Ideas for healthy meals prepared in bulk

    On 11/22/2011 11:46 AM, ShrewdSimian wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I am trying to find meal ideas that will fit my diet and schedule.
    > Due to time constraints (I work 14-18 hour days) I need to prepare
    > most of my meals in bulk and eat them over the course of the week.
    >
    > I generally try to only eat "slow carbs", and aside from a sprinkle of
    > cheese here and there, I avoid dairy. Sadly, I also can't eat gluten,
    > which jacks me up. I also need loads of protein in my meals.
    >
    > I'm hoping that you all here can drop me some recipe recommendations,
    > or even point me to some web sites, that will fit the bill for these
    > bulk meals I need.
    >
    > I used to run off crustless dairy-free breakfast quiche and tuna
    > salad, but that isn't cutting the mustard anymore.
    >
    > Ideas?


    Some, yes:

    1) A big pot of chili (with meat and/or beans, depending on which way
    you tend)

    2) Twice-baked potatoes: Bake some big russets. Scoop out the insides
    and mash with chopped scallions, a little parsley, salt, pepper, and
    either oil or butter (optional). I sometimes add cheese and sometimes
    not; it's not essential. Bake until it starts to brown on top. These
    heat up well in the microwave.

    3) This quinoa salad is lovely, a fave in my family, and quinoa is high
    in protein:
    http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2006/07...noa-salad.html --
    it keeps for several days, and is obviously something you wouldn't have
    to heat to eat.

    4) Stews with meat, veggies, and potatoes reheat beautifully, and can
    give you something comforting to eat at the end of a long day.

    5) For gluten-free recipes, I've not found anything better than Shauna
    Ahern (a.k.a. Gluten-free Girl). She's full of love and adventurousness,
    and she understands cooking with your hands full, since she has a busy
    chef husband, a kid, and a couple books out: http://www.glutenfreegirl.com

    I do once-a-month cooking, as described at these links:

    http://www.once-a-monthcooking.com/how.html
    http://www.realfood4realpeople.com/oamc.html
    http://onceamonthmom.com/how-i-once-a-month-cook-pam/ (video)

    The cool thing about this is I cook all day at the beginning of the
    month and I have a whole month's worth of meals in the freezer, without
    eating the same thing every day for a week. If you want to brainstorm
    about freezer meals for yourself, I'm up for it. I like figuring out
    menus that work for people's dietary restrictions.

    Serene
    --
    http://www.momfoodproject.com

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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Ideas for healthy meals prepared in bulk


    "ShrewdSimian" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:cc22047e-6e94-4be8-ad3c-3f9912f46183@n35g200[email protected]..
    > Hi,
    >
    > I am trying to find meal ideas that will fit my diet and schedule.
    > Due to time constraints (I work 14-18 hour days) I need to prepare
    > most of my meals in bulk and eat them over the course of the week.
    >
    > I generally try to only eat "slow carbs", and aside from a sprinkle of
    > cheese here and there, I avoid dairy. Sadly, I also can't eat gluten,
    > which jacks me up. I also need loads of protein in my meals.
    >
    > I'm hoping that you all here can drop me some recipe recommendations,
    > or even point me to some web sites, that will fit the bill for these
    > bulk meals I need.
    >
    > I used to run off crustless dairy-free breakfast quiche and tuna
    > salad, but that isn't cutting the mustard anymore.
    >
    > Ideas?


    My daughter likes pasta salad. I use corn and quinoa pasta, cooked dried
    beans and assorted fresh vegetables with Italian dressing. You can add
    cubed ham or slices of hard/dry salami to this.

    She also likes Teff wraps. Soften the wrap for about 10 seconds in the
    microwave, then spread with dairy free margarine or mustard, a sprinkle of
    shredded lettuce and some cooked meat. Roll up like a burrito. The Teff
    wraps are put out by La Tortilla Factory. Available with the tortillas and
    in some stores in the gluten free area.

    We buy little hummus cups at Costco. She eats those with cucumber slices or
    baby carrots.

    Hard boiled eggs.

    Salad topped with cooked chicken and sesame dressing.

    A big pot of chili, with or without beans.

    You could cook a very large or a couple of regular sized pot roasts at once,
    adding whatever veggies you eat.




  6. #6
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Ideas for healthy meals prepared in bulk

    On Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:46:46 -0800 (PST), ShrewdSimian
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I generally try to only eat "slow carbs", and aside from a sprinkle of
    > cheese here and there, I avoid dairy. Sadly, I also can't eat gluten,
    > which jacks me up. I also need loads of protein in my meals.
    >
    > I'm hoping that you all here can drop me some recipe recommendations,
    > or even point me to some web sites, that will fit the bill for these
    > bulk meals I need.


    You might want to take a look at Paleo diet recipe websites and add in
    the carbs you'd like.

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  7. #7
    z z Guest

    Default Re: Ideas for healthy meals prepared in bulk

    broccoli slaw is a bulky, healthy, chew-intensive base to mix with
    protein and fat. You can mix in nuts to the base, store, scoop out
    individual servings and add different meats, fruits, and dressings-vary
    the dressings, meats, nuts, fruit, and it wont feel like you are eating
    the same salad every day. I am especially fond of pepperoni, chicken,
    imitation seafood, or leftover cold chopped steak mixed in. Dried
    cranberries mix in nicely, as do strawbrerries, and grapes.


  8. #8
    ShrewdSimian Guest

    Default Re: Ideas for healthy meals prepared in bulk

    Great stuff! I forgot about this post until now but glad I checked up
    on it.

    Really appreciate the input from everybody! I now have a fridge full
    of healthy food to munch on ever the coming weeks. :-D

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