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Go-To Easy Recipes

vickster90mfpvickster90mfp Member, Premium Posts: 6 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6 Member
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Hiya! I was just starting up working on losing weight again and was wondering, what are some of your go-to easy recipes? I love cooking, but tend tend to make super carb dense kinda things (which while really tasty, not the best for weight loss..) or have a tendency to make enough to feed a small army :#

Looking for some help with some new recipes to try out :)

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  • blueturtle68blueturtle68 Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member
    Stirfy but with just 1/2 cup cooked brown rice added to lots of veg and some chicken?
  • GrantysMrsGrantysMrs Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member
    Hi I am new here and have been doing lots of starry with prawns or salmon or chicken plus extra veg and a small 80 g serving of brown rice with it. What about some 5% lean steak mine with sweet potato some tinned tomatoes, herbs etc and some grated mozzarella ?
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,279 Member Member Posts: 5,279 Member
    Here is a low carb meal where I don't miss the optional rice. Excuse the state of the well used recipe card. I've also made this with chicken as well as with minced beef. Picture below from when I made it with chicken.
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  • vickster90mfpvickster90mfp Member, Premium Posts: 6 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6 Member
    These all sound really good ty! :D
  • nanastaci2020nanastaci2020 Member, Premium Posts: 601 Member Member, Premium Posts: 601 Member
    Chili, made with 85/15 turkey or 80/20 ground beef. I brown, crumble, drain, rinse the ground beef: so use nutritional data to account for that since a good bit of the fat is rinsed away. Kidney beans, tomatoes, seasoning. Top w/ cheese or jalapenos or whatever else suits you. I'm actually making a batch tonight - and will portion & freeze it to have for easy lunch/dinner.

  • vickster90mfpvickster90mfp Member, Premium Posts: 6 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6 Member
    I've used ground turkey/chicken for a lot of things, but haven't actually attempted chili with it (not sure why..). Definitely going to have to try that :)
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Member Posts: 2,163 Member Member Posts: 2,163 Member
    Sheet pan smoked turkey sausage with any veggies you like. Super easy and delicious. I cut up veggies and sausage so they’re similar size. Put in a gallon zip lock bag with spices of choice and 1 Tbsp of oil of choice. Mix everything in the bag. Pour onto a parchment lined rimmed baking sheet and bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for about 40 minutes,
  • atty2deatty2de Member Posts: 10 Member Member Posts: 10 Member
    FRESH SALMON PATTIES


    1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    ¼ cup minced onion
    2 tablespoons minced red bell pepper
    2 tablespoons minced celery
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 tablespoon capers
    1 ¼ pounds fresh wild salmon, coarsely chopped
    1 egg
    ¼ cup panko bread crumbs
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    1 pinch cayenne pepper
    1 pinch seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)
    1 tablespoon panko bread crumbs, or to taste
    2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed


    Directions
    Step 1
    Heat extra virgin olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, red pepper, celery, and a pinch of salt in hot oil until onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add capers; cook and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

    Step 2
    Stir salmon, onion mixture, egg, 1/4 cup bread crumbs, garlic, mustard, cayenne, seafood seasoning, salt, and ground black pepper together in a bowl until well-mixed. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firmed and chilled, 1 to 2 hours.

    Step 3
    Form salmon mixture into four 1-inch thick patties; sprinkle remaining panko bread crumbs over each patty.

    Step 4
    Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-heat. Cook patties in hot oil until golden and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side
  • LCWalker1955LCWalker1955 Member Posts: 17 Member Member Posts: 17 Member
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    Ham Wraps with Italian Fresh Salad
    Basically its just tomatoes, zucchini, such as that, with some Italian seasoned vinegarette and (not sugar cured) ham slices rolled around some cream cheese.
    The white chunks in the salad are smoked Gouda
    edited September 13
  • LCWalker1955LCWalker1955 Member Posts: 17 Member Member Posts: 17 Member
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    Yellow Bell Pepper
    Avocado
    Zucchini
    Red onion
    Calamata Olives
    Feta cheese

    Chunk them up and toss in Italian Vinegarette dressing.

    ez-pz!


    edited September 13
  • LCWalker1955LCWalker1955 Member Posts: 17 Member Member Posts: 17 Member
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    Pimento Cheese stuffed celery (read the package tho- some have added sugar)
    Zucchini slices
    Sour cream dipping sauce
    Avocado stuffed eggs (mix yolk and avocado together!)

  • Gymnasticsgirl09Gymnasticsgirl09 Member Posts: 39 Member Member Posts: 39 Member
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    Ham Wraps with Italian Fresh Salad
    Basically its just tomatoes, zucchini, such as that, with some Italian seasoned vinegarette and (not sugar cured) ham slices rolled around some cream cheese.
    The white chunks in the salad are smoked Gouda

    Looks so good, I wonder if you can pass food through the screen! :)
  • yayamom3yayamom3 Member Posts: 899 Member Member Posts: 899 Member
    Not really a recipe, but I'm eating this 6-7 days a week because it is so easy and delicious. Dice an apple. Sprinkle liberally (don't skimp) with cinnamon. Top with one serving of cottage cheese. Add 1/2 serving of chopped nuts and another sprinkling of cinnamon. Then top with some crushed pretzels for a delicious, salty crunch. I saw this recommended by a nutritionist on a TV show (minus the pretzels) and have been enjoying it ever since. (I accidentally stumbled upon the pretzel idea because I don't particularly enjoy the pretzels in my Chex mix, but this is a delicious use for them.)
  • Spring2stepsSpring2steps Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    My favorite go-to for meal prep for the last two months has been Eating Wells (website) chili lime chicken, and curry chicken. Mix up chicken batches in marinade for a couple hours and cook in a foil lined baking sheet for easy clean-up. It is very popular at my house even the kids enjoy when they get to enjoy them. I use 1/2 cup brown rice and quinoa as the base, and eggplant or squash, zucchini, red peppers roasted as veggie on top. It's a must try!
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