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09-11-2011, 03:20 AM
anyone have some ideas of good things to pack for lunch?
i'm getting bored of my usual rotation of turkey sandwich after turkey sandwich...
Cottage cheese, a chopped pear or blueberries & homemade granola.
Spinach salad with a chopped pear, dates, feta cheese, almonds & dressing made from either blueberry juice or pear juice mixed with canola oil.
Leftovers from dinner
09-21-2011, 01:44 PM
I bring all kinds of things here are some them. Let me know if you need recipes. If you cook in bulk you can have lunches for weeks.
From Scratch:homemade potpie,lasagna(nomato sauce),stuffed peppers(recipe posted here),cabbage rolls(recipe posted here),soups,stews,meatballs with a salad,baked beans,stuffed tortillas(my recipe is posted here),chicken/tuna/egg salad sandwiches,stuffed mushrooms,Shepherd's Pie(my recipe is posted here),garlic Shrimp with a salad,Salad with cottage cheese and fruit
Not from Scratch: Grilled cheese with a side of fruit,nitrate free weiners with a side of cutup veggies,scrambled eggs with a side of Nitrate free bacon or a fried egg sandwhich with cheese,cucumber/red pepper,cheese sandwich(it's amazing),Pasta with grilled veggies,rice with grilled veggies,Steak with grilled veggies.
I could go on and on. Let me know if you need anymore suggestions or recipes.
09-22-2011, 03:21 AM
Carole...have I told you...lately...that I love...YOUR CREATIVE BRAIN...you come up with the most delicious recipes that sometimes I forget I'm on the IC diet altogether. You should seriously compact all these recipes into a book and sell it!!! And the no-mato sauce is genius!!! But now you got me salivating over that red pepper, cucumber, egg & cheese sandwich...YUM!!!
Love you Carole!!!
09-22-2011, 12:43 PM
astone0611 you are so kind with your words thank you so much. I am thinking about doing a cookbook. I have been compiling recipes should I decide to. Sounds like you made my nomato sauce. I love it. I almost cried the first time I was able to have spaghetti. I thought I would never get to eat it again. I just made the sauce again lastweek and made spaghetti and meatballs,cabbage rolls,lasagna and stuffed pepper with the Nomato batch I made. Oh and yes that red pepper,cucumber and cheese sandwich is great. If can tolerate mayo put some on otherwise if can tolerate plain yogurt use that instead. You can also use one of my salad dressing recipes I have posted as a spread. Again thanks for the kind words.
09-23-2011, 05:06 AM
I know this may not fit for luch ideas, I carry a bag of nuts at all times, I have low blood sugar.
I make my own comb, almonds, cashews, dried no preservative, no sugar coconut ribbons, macadamin nuts sometimes (a bit expensive) and or pistacios nuts (you can buy bags of shelled one at Walmart and Costco.
Cut up cheese that I can eat.
Cut up cucumbers with soft mosserella cheese with a bit of oil, you can season to taste.
For a change you can use tortlia shells to make wrapps, I find you can add more of a variety of veggies in them than a sandwhich, I sometimes make a salad with nuts and cheese in it and then put in a wrap.
I don't do spices or spreads of any kinds due to allergies, but you could add what works for you.
In a pinch hard boiled eggs work for me.
I also when cooking dinner, chicken, beef what ever cook extra to use for lunch the next day.
I am sure you have thought of most of these ideas before but sometimes we get in a rut and forget some ideas.
PS I hate makeing packed lunches
09-24-2011, 08:23 AM
I second the idea of Carole making a cookbook. :)
09-25-2011, 02:26 PM
Hello I was wondering if yu had time if you would send me your homemade potpie,lasagna(nomato sauce),stuffed peppers receipes??
09-25-2011, 02:32 PM
Thanks! I found the reciepes! They sound yummy!! Can't wait to try them.
09-29-2011, 10:01 AM
Beverly001 I also make the stuffed peppers with the Nomato sauce. I make the Lasagna with the Nomato sauce. Not sure if my Lasagna or Potpie recipes are posted. I'll check.
10-01-2011, 03:47 AM
thanks everyone! these are some great ideas :)
10-01-2011, 08:39 AM
Where can I find your recipes? What is nomato sauce?
10-01-2011, 10:54 AM
tpronti my recipes are posted here under IC diet recipes. Nomato is a tomato sauce without tomatoes. Here is my Nomato Marinara recipe.
4 Red Peppers
1/3 cup olive oil
Clean and cut peppers in half. Coat each half with olive oil. On each half add the following:
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Basil
1/2 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp Parsley(If can tolerate)
1/4 tsp Pepper(if can tolerate)
1/4 tsp Salt(or as tolerated)
Bake in oven at 450 degrees until tender. Cool completely.Peel skin off and set aside.
Puree the following in a blender
1 14oz can sliced Beets(or 2 cups cooked)
1 14oz can IC friendly Pears(drained and rinsed)
1 14oz can sweet potatoes(or 2 cups cooked)
1 Cup pure Pear Juice(make sure IC friendly)
Add roasted Red Peppers
Pour the above into a large pot. Add the following:
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Pepper(if can tolerate)
1 tsp Salt(or as tolerated)
2 tsp Basil
2 tsp Oregano
1 1/2 cups sliced Mushrooms
3 Cloves crushed Garlic
In frying pan add:
2 Tblsp Olive Oil
1 medium chopped onion(if can tolerate or can use chives)
1 large choppe Green Pepper(if can tolerate otherwise use red)
1 Large chopped Celery Stalk
Fry until tender then add to sauce pot.
In frying pan brown 1 1/2 pounds of Ground Beef and add to sauce.
Simmer on stove top for at least 1 hour so the flavors will develop. Add more seasoning as desired and to taste/tolerance.
***NOTE: You can add Nitrate free sausage,canned Parmesan(which is the most tolerated),Feta or any other cheese you can tolerate to increase flavor. The key is to add lots of seasoning and extras to get a great flavor***
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