What's everyone's quick go-to lunch?
on 10/13/20 10:50 am
Flavored tuna packets. They require no refrigeration and have great specs. Boiled eggs are great too.
Trying to plan ahead for when I start solids!
What are some healthier substitutions you've incorporated?
Can tuna salad
refried or whole beans with cheese
chili esp Wendy?s
can chicken made into chicken salad
cheese of any kind
lunch meat, natural if possible
Any leftovers on my plan from the night before
Fluffy scrambled egg beaters with fat free cheese - no fat content is an advantage with nausea ( I still have issues eating whole eggs cuz of the fat )
- beat together egg beaters, skim milk powder slurry or a bit of fat free half and half, butter buds put in sprayed hot pan, add a slice of fat free American cheese - yum! ( extra good served w fresh salsa)
- this egg mix can also be used to make a Western omelette- just add diced onion, peppers, mushrooms...
- you can use different type of cheese or even add a spinach/fat free feta/onion/garlic /ricotta or cottage cheese filling
Air fried Eggplant Parmesan- slice an Italian eggplant thin- dredge in egg mix first ( egg beaters greek seasoning or whole egg)
drain, then dip in Italian spiced bread crumbs ( I mix in butter buds too for taste ) . Place 4 slices at a time in 450 pre warmed air fryer for a minute, turn remove when crispy on the outside.
I make homemade not - too- sour quick tomato sauce with Hunts four cheese or meat flavor sauce ( canned, cheap) as a starting base- I add this to fresh garlic and diced onion, sautéed, add some extra Italian spice seasoning to taste , a bunch of butter buds and often my secret ingredient ( some Alfredo sauce mix mixed with butter buds and skim milk) . This basically makes a Milanese style cream tomato sauce like Vodka Sauce without the vodka.
Then I take fat free ( or half fat if that's all I can find ) ricotta cheese , mix into cooked Creamy pesto sauce again incorporating lots of butter buds and skim milk powder ... and layer with sauce in a small oiled casserole pan also adding Parmesan Cheese .
Since fat free ricotta is a rare find ( I usually buy all I can and freeze it when I do find it ) you can substitute fat free cottage cheese - just use a lot less milk cooking the sauce because cottage cheese contains a lot of water.
Technically ricotta IS just squeezed out cottage cheese .... you Can make your own in like five minutes using a colander and a bit of cheesecloth ...
Bake at 350 until it bubbles up and smells good :) . Your family will also like this - just give them pasta or garlic bread with it . Makes really good fat free eggplant Parmesan subs too :)
If you have not been here Shelly has a great WLS Blog with tons of great recipes. I have never had any of them Fail. It is worth a read. https://theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.com/
HW 299 SW 290 CW 139 GW 140 2/08/2019 OPERATION: Surgical Hernia with excision of total surface area of 55 x 29 cm of abdominal skin.