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Old 12-04-2014, 10:49 PM   #1
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Looking for quick, easy meals

I've been back on the low carb wagon for about 6 or 7 weeks. I've lost about 10 lbs and would like to lose about 5 or 6 more. I try to keep my calories around 1500 a day and my carbs around 25 g a day. I do some kind of cardio 3x a week.
On Tuesday I'll be having surgery and probably won't be able to cook for myself. I'll be unable to workout or drive possibly for 6 weeks. I will also be limited to lifting only 10 lbs for awhile. Dh who is naturally thin, can eat anything and not gain weight, and not a low carber will be preparing my meals. I need fast, easy things he can prepare that can be incorporated in with the regular meals he'll be making for himself and our teenage boys. I also need simple things I can eat during the day that won't require much preparation.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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Old 12-05-2014, 06:47 AM   #2
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Make up a big batch of homemade broth. It provide many wonderful elements for healing and will be very useful in that it can be consumed just the way it is or can be the basis of simple soups and even more complicated ones as you feel more inclined to cook.

Good luck with your surgery!
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Old 12-05-2014, 06:58 AM   #3
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Make a few different flavors of quiche. You can easily heat up a slice and add a side salad. You can even do bagged salad mix to make it even easier.
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Old 12-05-2014, 07:28 AM   #4
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Don't worry about going easy on the exercise for a while. It will not make you gain fat. What really matters is the diet and sticking with it.

When I need something quick I tend to have nuts, about 100 grams. Brazilian are my favorite.

Then of course there are the flavored cheeses. Black pepper cheese, Mexican cheese... etc.

Then of course you have bacon and eggs.
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Old 12-05-2014, 07:28 AM   #5
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I love the ideas from the other posters! Quiche and salad make a fabulous dinner and I always lose weight after eating it. Here are some other ideas:

*Make a main dish salad with salad greens, chopped turkey, salami and cheese (from the deli), red onion, cucumber and tomato
*Sandwiches on low-carb wraps or bread with salad
*Breakfast for dinner (eggs and bacon or omelettes)
*Quick Asian stirfry using chicken or pork and bagged veggies that you get at the grocery store

Here is a super easy, quick low carb dinner I made this week -- pork chops with acorn squash and salad. All your DH has to do is get some boneless pork chops and cook them in a large pan over medium high heat in 1 TBS of olive oil. Season pork chops with salt, pepper and a little garlic powder. It will take 4-5 minutes or less to cook them. To fix the acorn squash, cut them in half and scoop out the seeds. Fill each half with butter, cinnamon, splenda and nutmeg and bake at 450 degrees for 30-40 minutes. And then just fix or buy a pre-made salad and there is dinner!

Good luck with surgery. And congratulations on your weight loss! You are doing really well and should be proud.
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Old 12-05-2014, 09:07 AM   #6
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Make beef roasts or pork roasts in the crockpot and portion and freeze. You can pull them out as needed.
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:26 AM   #7
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All great ideas! I would cook for myself and freeze it. Quiche is a good one, soup, chili, chicken, bacon, etc. Good luck with your surgery!
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:05 PM   #8
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Great ideas! I'll definitely make some quiche and broth. I might cook a roast in the crockpot too.
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:10 PM   #9
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If your DH is cooking, just eat the meat and veggies. Roast chicken leftovers can also go in a Caesar or soup.
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:00 PM   #10
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When I'm not able to cook, I pick up a baked chicken at Walmart. Also, I sometimes eat a taco salad minus the beans from Hardee's.
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