HT, if you're talking about
eating kangaroo or crocodiles, well, please post how to cook them. lol
Ok, let's see. Yes, sometimes I don't want to cook entire meals, especially in the summer. Firing up the grill, though, makes me think of chicken, steak, brats and mixed vegetables. But I've got some other suggestions.
Regular readers here are probably tired of this but I'm going to write it anyway. :-p I keep frozen vegetables on hand: riced cauliflower, chopped spinach, green beans, Brussels sprouts, murikami (soy beans without their pods). For a substantial vegetable, I'll put some riced cauliflower in a small pot with any one of those other veggies and a pat of butter. Sometimes I'll put some chopped nuts in there too (pine nuts, walnuts or almonds). Riced cauliflower acts like grain rice. And mashed cauliflower with some butter, a chunk of cream cheese and half and half makes a great substitute for mashed potatoes.
I also eat a lot of fresh vegetables but not: potatoes, yams, carrots. I do like fresh green beans sauteed with a little butter and then I sprinkle some vinegar and toss them.
I have been buying bags of shredded cabbage that you would make cole slaw with. I do add some to a green salad if I'm making a salad; otherwise, I will sprinkle some of it over any other veggie that's heating up on the stove.
We have cut back on beef and don't eat much processed meats like the sliced deli meat or sausages, brats, hot dogs, etc. Not having ham for Easter either. Just trying to cut down on processed/salty/cured meats.
So, along with some roasted chicken, pork tenderloin, or sauteed fish, and whatever vegetable combo I described above, I'll also put a "salad plate" on the table that we pick from and that varies. It's a communal plate with any of these: olives, cherry tomatoes, little chunks of cheese, radishes, cut up slices of red pepper, a couple of artichoke hearts, pieces of celery (yes! lol), a few walnuts or almonds, dill pickle slices, fresh mint leaves or cilantro or any herb, ...
open a jar of pickles, olives or artichoke hearts, I dump it all out into a strainer and then put it back into the jar to get rid of the extra salt. (I don't mean I mix them all together. I do one jar at a time.)
We also eat a lot of fresh greens and herbs along with dinner, sometimes just from the salad plate. If you don't want to grow herbs, you can buy them and keep them in the fridge.
The point is to stay away from food that comes in boxes or are pre-prepared. There are too many additives like salt and sugar and other things. Fortunately my husband feels the same way but since he's not diabetic, he eats regular or brown rice, potatoes... And I have my veggies along with riced cauliflower.
Don't forget peanut butter (or almond butter), cheese, plain yogurt, nuts, dark chocolate, and ... celery!
Laniemoderatordiabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:https://www.bloodsugar101.com/
Post Edited (Lanie G) : 4/2/2019 4:27:19 PM (GMT-6)