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Old 11-29-2011, 05:30 PM   #61
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This thread has been extremely helpful. Having been unemployed for 18 of the last 24 months, I have had to get VERY creative in my meal planning to remain low carb. One of the best scores I find for meat is to visit your local grocery store early in the morning on Monday or Tuesday mornings. I hit the jackpot weekly on mark down meats. My freezer is currently filled with chicken breast, roast, steak, and ground beef from these sales. Unbelievably, the 99 Cents Only store always has a ton of fresh produce in my area. You can't beat it for 99 cents!
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:18 PM   #62
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Sometimes I make my best meals with a dab of this and a touch of that. Today in the desert we had high winds and snow flurries. Kept the fire going all day while my husband drywalled an out building on our place. I figured I'd make some soup out of what was on hand and it turned out great.When my husband came in it was ready, all we added was shredded pepper jack cheese and a squeeze of lime.

Windy Day Soup

3 frozen turkey wings
1 can chicken broth
parsley flakes
1/2 jar Trader Joe's salsa Autentica
1 carrot, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
handful of cauliflower, chopped
1 small yellow squash, chopped
1/2 cup cooked sweet potato, mashed
salt, onion powder, garlic powder
handful of chopped cilantro

Cover the turkey wings with water, cook till meat is tender. Skin and bone the meat, chop, add to broth. Add can of chicken broth, veggies, except cilantro, seasonings, salsa, sweet potato. Cook till veggies are tender. Add cilantro, cook a little more.Serve with grated cheese and a squeeze of lime juice.

I love how a bunch of leftovers and a few staples can make an inexpensive tasty meal.

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Old 12-05-2011, 03:59 PM   #63
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bumping to read and reread,lol
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:04 AM   #64
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Mojave - Soup

Hi mojave - your soup sounds delish... I am currently new to KNOWING that I have type 2 diabetes & I know that low-carb is the way to go. But, I have also had some trouble with kidney stones. I am told that the kidney stones are caused from too much animal protein - so now what do I do? Has anyone else ever had this problem. A person cannot live by veges alone - thank goodness I love them, but come on... H E L P...
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:00 AM   #65
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Forever, You can do low carb. Low carb is a High Fat, not a High protein diet. You can get your calories in by eating enough protein, eating low carbs and eating the balance of your calories as fats.

You don't have to live on veg alone, unless you want to.

Plus there are other triggers for kidney stones besides meat consumption, you should become aware of all the things that contribute and work around all of it. For example you could avoid meat, but if your stones are oxalic based, all that spinach salad would do you in pretty quickly. Or calcium stones can be from over consumption of antacids or from IBS.

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Old 12-07-2011, 11:33 AM   #66
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I have uric acid kidney stones and I actually think they get better when I low carb. It may be simply because I make SURE to drink tons of water, and less alcohol which helps to stay hydrated and flush out any of the excess uric acid. HTH.

Love all the ideas in this thread. What a great idea!
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:00 AM   #67
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Thanks for the info...

I appreciate the suggestions. I do drink a TON of water. Also, I drink a tea made from Fenugreek seeds that are suppose to help from kidney stones forming at all. Unfortunately, I can't say whether it is helping much, but the tea is rather tasty - sort of mapley - & I add a little xylitol or stevia. As for the diet - it is a real struggle. Blood sugar isn't much better either - I'm sure because of the diet. Does anyone have any input about jicama? My new found love - lol???
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:12 AM   #68
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Forever, how much protein did your doc give you as a daily allowance?

I have trouble digesting too much protein these days because of a liver injury. I stick to 60-80g of protein most days. It's very easy.

I eat TONS of veggies - especially greens and salad greens and cruciferous veggie family along with lots of onion and garlic.

I eat moderately high fat - 40-60% fat.

I'm doing well, blood sugar is well controlled, losing weight and having no probs with protein.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:46 AM   #69
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So glad I found this thread! Hubby and I are both working, but we've had some unexpected expenses this summer, and money has been tight. It doesn't help that we have 3 teen-agers in the house that are always hungry and I'm the only one LCing. I never thought to check out Dollar Tree for my veggies or Spam, etc. Will hit them up this weekend. Also will try to hit up the grocery store for day after Labor Day meat sales!
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:49 PM   #70
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Be sure and compare the sizes at dollar tree to your regular grocery stores. Not all food things are a great bargain there. Some things don't matter that much, but others do.
If you have a 99cent store, the produce is usually not bad.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:49 PM   #71
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Have to share

Last week I went to my local Stater Brother's. super market on
the day that the ad broke. While I was getting my boneless
chuck roast ground, I looked into other bins. Found FRESH turkey
backs (big ones) and turkey necks (BIG) so cheap I brought a
bunch home. They fell into my large pressure cooker and became the
best, richest, tastiest turkey broth of all time. It's in the freezer
and will become something very good, very soon for about $4 bucks.
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