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Help with meal ideas pllllleeeeaaassseee

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Hi everyone. I’m new to all this, I’m looking for advice/ideas for healthy meals that are quick to do. Nice to meet you all. 🙂

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Depends what you mean by healthy. For me it's lots of healthy vegetables, natural fat and a (mostly) animal protein. Big salads are good at this time of year, so lots of leafy greens, some diced veggies that I like (eg peppers, cucumber, tomato) tossed in an olive oil vinaigrette and then served with a couple of boiled eggs, a steak, ham, a piece of chicken etc. The protein can be cut or torn into pieces and added to the salad, or eaten separately.

If you check out topics, you may find more recipes (it's at the right, or near the bottom of the page on mobile), there are lots of food ideas. This might be a place to start healthunlocked.com/healthye...

Thank you. I just fancy eating better but don’t know where to start. I can be a little fussy too.

Thats where to start. What do you like? What are you fussy about?

(I used to think I didn't like salad, but now I dress it properly in oil, I love it. So stay open minded

I do try to be open minded and try new things. Im not a fan of dressings, spice, curry, oats, seafood…

Animal proteins can be high in saturated fat and over processed. Tofu, beans and pulses can be substituted a couple of times a week for balance.

There is no evidence that saturated fat is unhealthy.

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Activity2004Administrator

Hi Missy84,

Has your doctor suggested that you change your diet/type of food? Are you allergic to anything food/drink?

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Missy84 in reply to Activity2004

Thank you for replying. No my doctor hasn’t asked me to change, I’ve just been eating conveniently. I need to start looking after myself more.. just have no idea where to start.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Missy84

What are your favorite type of food/drink?

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Missy84 in reply to Activity2004

Pasta or rice dishes, most meats and veg. I seem to cook the same meals all the time. New ones would be very welcome.

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Missy84

Do you like pasta salad?

Are pasta salads healthy? 🤔

In moderation pasta salads are healthy. Swapping out regular pasta for whole wheat and reducing the portion size is the way to go.

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Missy84 in reply to Activity2004

I’ve never actually had pasta salad. I’m not a fan of mayonnaise, olive oil or dressings really do I’m not sure how I’d make it seem less dry

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Missy84

Do you like tomato sauce?

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Missy84 in reply to Activity2004

Like bolognese sauce? Yes, I like that

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Missy84

Yes, different types of tomato sauce and they can be mixed together with the pasta you want to use/eat. 😀👍

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Missy84 in reply to Activity2004

Yes, I like that. I do different types of pasta bakes.

I don't think adding pasta to a diet makes it healthier. You want to eat more nutrient rich whole foods.

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Hi Missy84

Nice to meet you! Really glad you've joined the Healthy eating forum. There are lots of topics and various recipes and meal ideas around, so I'd suggest having a look around and see what interests you.

Zest :-)

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Missy84 in reply to Zest

Thank you 😊

I think the key to healthy is variety. Try lots of colours and types of food. Don't be scared to put anything together, there are no rules. Seasoning and spices are game changers. Try to avoid processed and sugary foods ie biscuits cakes sweets crisps or anything that comes in a box ready made. Eat mindfully and enjoy it and don't deny yourself a food group or treats that you like on occasion. For ideas I love BBC good food bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/col...

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Missy84 in reply to fitwithgail

Thank you for this. I do need to stay away from processed foods and 70% of the time I do, I then have days where just one biscuit isn’t enough. Eating mindfully is a good piece of advice, maybe I’ll try and do that. Also thank you for the website. 😊

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fitwithgail in reply to Missy84

How are you getting on, Missy84 ?

This is my experience.

I always follow simple meals diet; this will supports to keep my body healthy and also avoid weight gain.

I take spinach recipes, corn recipes, tomato soup and a cup of vegetable rice. Weekly thrice I eat boiled egg.

Corn as in sweetcorn? I do tend to eat a few rice dishes and once in a while a boiled egg. I definitely need to shop around for new recipes 🤔

Do you cook from scratch mostly ? Grill or griddle meat (if you eat meat) instead of frying. As has been suggested, eat mindfully concentrating on the flavours and textures of food.

Mostly I do try and cook from scratch, it’s difficult when my son is at his Dads though. I usually put meat in the oven covered with foil unless it’s a stirfry.

Get a trial for PlateJoy! That's how I changed my meals. There you can try gluten free or low carb without needing to read a ton of books. Yesterday I had a chicken "alfredo" using zucchini noodles instead of pasta. So good!

Some of their recipes come from food52.

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Missy84 in reply to Blueruth

Thank you. I’ve never tried zucchini.

Yeah, you have. Zucchini are courgettes.

Which means zucchini noodles are known as zoodles in US/Australia/NZ/Canada but in the UK they are called courgetti 😂

Haha. I know what they are, it’s always been something I’ve thought I wouldn’t like so never bought.

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