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  • Oh, and cooked fruit - have you ever made apple crumble? That would give you the soft fruit texture, and a crumble topping is very easy (and delicious!). Add sugar so it's sweet enough and not tart for your daughter. If you like it, blackberry and apple works well together, you might prefer blackberries if they are cooked?…
  • I'm another who thinks that what you already eat sounds fine for you, and if canned is the way you like it then keep calm and carry on :smile: I definitely also agree with trying soups and roasted veg - long and slow roasting, so that they are soft inside and they caramelise for sweetness... *drools*. Veg that are…
  • Chocolate mousse made with tofu probably fits the bill nicely here. Could be daiy free too. I know lots of people enjoy it, although the only time I tried to make it mine went grainy, I think I used the wrong tofu!
  • I've just posted this on the Aubergine thread but it also goes well here. The sum is definitely greater than it's parts in this recipe, it's a firm favourite of mine! Lighter med veg lasagne 1 aubergine 1 red bell pepper 1 courgette 1 egg 2 Garlic cloves 1 tbsp cornflour Basil 200g canned tomato frito (I sub passata) 35g…
  • Lighter med veg lasagne 1 aubergine 1 red bell pepper 1 courgette 1 egg Garlic 1 tbsp cornflour Basil 200g canned tomato frito (I sub passata) 35g parmesan 185g canned green lentils (I use a while 400g can) 80g natural yoghurt 1 veg stock cube Olive oil 1 tbsp tomato paste Using a peeler, shred courgette into fine ribbons.…
  • I think the easiest way of meal prepping for me is to cook the recipe for 2/4 people, and portion up and refrigerate or freeze the remaining portions. I don't do it as much these days but man when I have nothing inspiring in the fridge and something nice in the freezer I feel like I hit the jackpot!
  • English person here. Definitely not a phrase we use and would strongly suggest to me that the person who is using it is not a native speaker. We use "I am overweight."
  • I'm glad you have made what sounds like massive progress past binge eating, and you sound very well resourced in support around that 👍well done for doing the not inconsiderable hard work around that, and your in a brilliant position to be of service to others now. Xx I'm fairy sure I would have qualified for that diagnosis…
  • Thank you for the suggestions 😊 CMriverside the 40 is carb - at least that's what I'm aiming for. I tend to end up 45/15/45, with the 20 being protein. Having spent years being afraid of fats I'm enjoying some coconut milk and olive oils, as well as nuts, and oily fish - perhaps too many right now, not really sure. As I'm…
  • Well done for reaching out, and for noticing your patterns. First thing's first - do you have an eating disorder? I don't know, a few things you said there looked like potential flags for that to me. Might be worth checking in with a health care provider about that. Secondly, I'm pre-diabetic, and it's absolutely possible…
  • I rarely eat bread or crackers. How about soup? Or a vegetable + protein stew (skip the rice). When I did dairy I quite often had a cottage cheese lunch - cottage cheese plus sweetcorn/bell peppers/pickles or whatever salad stuff you fancy. Sometimes I have a home made curry or a chilli for lunch. I know you said you have…
  • Roasted Buckwheat. It's tasty and better for pre-diabetes me than rice. Where has it been all my life??? Also 85% dark chocolate - but I think you have to age into enjoying dark over milk chocolate 😅
  • Out of interest, what's your starchy carb and sugar intake like? I find that I'm far less hungry when I eat less than 30g added sugar per day, and keep my carbs away from white potatoes,pasta and rice and more towards moderate portions of buckwheat, quinoa and root veggies.
  • I found this receipt that I can't wait to try (apparently it's good hot or cold) - I think you may decide it's too high fat for you but I think it would certainly be filling: https://madeleineshaw.com/videos/the-best-vegan-spicy-tomato-soup/
  • I like the Buddha bowl concept for meal prep. Roast sweet potato or squash, maybe some bell peppers, cook a carb (buckwheat, quinoa, or red rice are my favourites right now), marinate and bake tofu or tempeh, or boil eggs, and have some tins of beans or lentils, something leafy green, salad veggies, fresh herbs, nuts or…
  • Yeah, the times I've had success in the oven has been when I've bothered to dry them properly first. Otherwise they steam.
  • I do 2 tablespoon ground flax seed soaked overnight in 200ml almond milk. Add nuts/berries/seeds/dried fruit/maple syrup or warm it in the microwave to ring the changes. It's a porridge-like consistency. I've also done egg muffins in a muffin tray, and frozen a batch in a plastic bag. Takes very little time to warm one or…
  • Hmm. I think the thing you're going to struggle with is something to bind it with, without fruit or fats. I can't think of anything that fits that 🤔 you could try mashed sweet potato, but I'm guessing that's out for being starchy carb..?
  • Former binge eater here. What worked for me, was.. 1) getting a pre-diabetes diagnosis, and going on a brilliant programme for it. It really shook me up and woke me up about what damage I was causing to myself. 2) (as a result of that) keeping added sugar below 30g a day, and starchy carbs to below 7 a day. Not being…
  • Cut down to 1 nice milky coffee a day and substitute the other with something else? Cut both down to an Americano with a dash of milk and all sweetener no sugar? My top top for changing coffee drinking habits is to give it 7 days. Somebody told me this and it has worked for me and for several other people i have…
  • Any soups you can make that are allowed on your liquid diet? I use mine in soups and meals.
  • Yup, the protein is collagen. Interested to hear why you say it is a poor quality protein - absorption? Incomplete amino acid range..?
  • This is a really interesting thread, and the timing of it couldn't be better for me. Thank you everybody, especially those who posted graphs and apps for trending analysis. I'm a geek for data, and since I braved stepping on the scale this year for the first time in several years, I'm enjoying weighing often and in the…
  • I love this thread! My current obsession is red cabbage and apple coleslaw with tamari roasted seeds. Finely chop red cabbage, grate carrot, and chop apple into thin slices. I like to coat the apple in lemon juice at this point so it stays fresh for a few days. Mix mayo with a vinegar (i like apple cyder vinegar) or lemon…
  • Try lots of different recipes for preparing vegetables - there are so many different ways, you are bound to find something you like 👌 I'd suggest you also try all in one meals, so it's in the sauce, for example sweet & sour chicken with red peppers, pineapple chunks and onions, or a meaty curry with a tomato-based sauce.…
  • I don't claim to understand eating to gain muscle as well as I do for fat loss, but from my research for pre-diabetes, quinoa, red rice, and buckwheat are carbs I would suggest you look into. Quinoa and buckwheat are significantly less starchy than alternatives, and out of all the rices, red rice is the least starchy and…
  • The summary of what the NHS program in the UK promotes to address pre-diabetes is: Lose weight (5-10% to see improvement in pre-diabetes bloods). Exercise more. Throughout the day, and after having eaten is superior to one chunk early in the morning, in terms of managing blood sugar. 30g or less added sugar per day No more…
  • Even though diabetes type 2 is considered preventable, genetics do play a factor. What our parents and grandparents ate is thought to have an influence on if we get pre-diabetes or not. Something like 1/3 of adults in the UK are pre-diabetic. I am on a diabetes prevention programme at the moment. Mine is definitely from…
  • I'm gluten, dairy & sugar-free and try to avoid processed foods. If it could be free from any of the above I would like a dominoes mighty meteor pizza, chip shop chips with tomato ketchup and good strong grated cheddar, washed down with original coca cola, and Ben & Jerry's cookie dough ice cream to finish please.
  • I had an amazing salad in a restaurant that I like to replicate: rocket, smoked sundried tomato (non-smoked works if your can't get smoked), shavings of parmesan, and sunflower and pumpkin seeds- toasted in tamari for full effect.
    in Salad Comment by naturallykat June 19
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