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Old 03-01-2011, 08:21 PM   #1
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I'm getting bored....

I'm getting bored and I really need to revamp my menus. Getting bored has been a recipe for disaster for me. I've tried new ideas from the recipe room. I've gotten ideas from some of you. I also am realizing maybe I shouldn't be focusing on "Induction" like menus. Opinions???
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:29 PM   #2
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Try checking our Cleo's site. Her recipes and ideas have been a life saver to many of us!

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Old 03-01-2011, 08:44 PM   #3
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What are your all time favorite meals?

When I get tired of the same old stuff I start thinking of my favorite (usually higher carb!:blush meals to eat. Then I just start tweaking them! It looks like you can start moving away from induction recipes since your getting so close to your goal. Maybe add a few things that you've been missing.

And Cleo's site has lots of yummy recipes!


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Old 03-01-2011, 09:05 PM   #4
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I suggest checking out new recipes: Over the last 4 or 5 years, I have made most of the recipes in DANDR, Dana Carpender's slow cooker book and Sugar Free Sheila's recipe books. Last year, I searched Amazon and found a couple of new low carb cookbooks. Online, I use the Atkins site recipe finder, also Dana Carpender's and Linda's sites for ideas.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:13 PM   #5
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Healthy Indulgences is full of really neat recipes, a lot of sweets, don't know if you are interested in that. Another cool site is Linda Sue's. I think it is genaw.com/lowcarb She has a lot of really good recipes, meals, sweets, snack, etc.
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Hi Sassy Lady!

I think we were on the same thread yesterday talking about getting bored on LC and the path to bad eating! It's a problem that I really struggle with, too. I'm not sure what your day-to-day menu looks like, but here are a few new recipes I tried out that helped get me through the boredom:

- Cheese Chips (small, double-stacked squares of Cheddar baked in the oven at 320* for 11 minutes and lightly salted taste JUST like Cheez Its. I'm really shocked that Cheez Its actually taste like cheese!)

- Roasted Cauliflower (cut one head into about 12-15 wedges, brush with oil and bake at 425* for 20 minutes. It doesn't smell too great, but it's delicious.

- Pork chops with curry powder seasoning

- Toasted zucchini (cut thin, even slices and bake at 350 - 400 for 20 minutes, or until dark brown/black in some spots. The blackened ones taste best.)

- Good ole cheeseburger, pan-fried.

I hope these are somewhat helpful to you! I'd definitely say that it would be better to have a low-carb meal that's not exactly induction friendly than to get so tired of eating LC that you go off-plan completely... Just my opinion.
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Boredom is also my doom. This time around, I'm doing my best not to get in that rut. New recipes are okay but then I started thinking, when I was not LCing, in general I was still eating the same menues over and over anyway. So, for me I think it's a mind game. Now, I still stick to the LC menues on a weekly basis and try to throw in something new every few days to convince my brain that I'm doing new things. My biggest problem is finding something to replace rice. I know that some use cauliflower and while I use it for mock mashed potates and pizza crust, still it hasn't solved that inner calling for real rice and the smell of popcorn/basmati that comes with it
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:19 PM   #8
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I just tried the low carb pizza recipe that I found on this site.
I made the one with the crust of egg and cheese. It was yummy! My husband didn't really want to try it... But he loved it too!
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I just tried the low carb pizza recipe that I found on this site.
I made the one with the crust of egg and cheese. It was yummy! My husband didn't really want to try it... But he loved it too!
I had an egg cheese pizza crust last night, too. First time. I was kind of underwhelmed by it because thought it was a bit like pizza that had been sitting in the fridge for a day or two even though it was hot from the oven. A little limp, but very very filling from all of the cheese. It tasted great, but I'm still missing a real dough crust. My husband ate most of it by himself. I had one out of the 6 pieces with Canadian bacon, baby bellas, and green peppers.
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I'm getting bored and I really need to revamp my menus.
I like to go to Linda Sue's website, she has wonderful recipes (photos included!).

Last night I tried a recipe posted here by coffeeandcream: fry cut-up chicken breast, bacon and onions til nice and brown. It was yummy, even DH commented that it was good (he gets tired of chicken).
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You must try CARBQUIK from netrition.com,so many good things to make from this and everything I've tried has been great.Makes an awesome pizza crust and can use it for breading for chicken,fish or pork.
I just got Dana Carpender's cookbook and it is filled with great recipes!
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:22 AM   #12
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Is there anywhere else that I could possibly buy carbquick? Or any other low carb products? Here are the grocers on my area: Safeway, Fry's, Trader Joes, Whole foods, Sprouts, Walmart or Target....
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I'd experiment with different vegetables. Don't go the carbquick route, its gonna make you cave in! Try getting some low carb yogurt or something like that.
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Is there anywhere else that I could possibly buy carbquick? Or any other low carb products? Here are the grocers on my area: Safeway, Fry's, Trader Joes, Whole foods, Sprouts, Walmart or Target....
go to their website and you can find a place locally that sells it. Netrition also has great shipping rates if you are not here in AK where I am!! I don't get the benefit of paying 4.95 for an entire order...
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:18 PM   #15
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On recipe we love is from Dr. Atkins' Quick & Easy New Diet Cookbook: Companion to Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution

Its the Feta & Spinach burgers...I got the cookbook from the library.
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:27 PM   #16
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What about soups, stews?
Stir frys?
What are you eating right now. Give me an example of your typical menu

Try looking at the threads..It's Monday, Tuesday (etc) What are you eating??...I use that a lot and it give you ideas
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:29 PM   #17
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I'd experiment with different vegetables. Don't go the carbquick route, its gonna make you cave in! Try getting some low carb yogurt or something like that.
I actually may have to disagree....it's NOT having this kinda stuff in my diet that makes me cave...


My typical menu when Im focused, is this for example:

B: Scrambles Eggs with cheddar cheese and coffee with sugarfree creamer
L: could be a ceasar salad with chicken, or a LC buger or chicken sandwich. Diet drink
S: handful of almonds, or laughing cow cheese
D:Steak or chicken(quarter leg) and grilled zuccini, or steamed broccli with butter
S: sugar free mint patty or choc. pudding with whip cream/ Black berries with splenda and cream.

This is just a sample...can vary quite a bit
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:30 PM   #18
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I think it may be that Im just so unprepared these days....
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I know how you feel though, some days if I see another egg I think I will barf
Here are some thoughts:
Tuna with mayo and crisp up some cheese circles to dip into it...just to change it up
Grilling up some pork chops with rosemary, garlic and lemon...
Maybe you could try stewing some meat in a crockpot with beef broth, herbs and some wine---
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one of my favorite things is roasted broccoli right now...i can actually sit there and eat it like chips

cup up broccoli crowns and spread across a baking dish..drizzle with some olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, chopped fresh garlic, a few squeezes of lemon juice...toss it around and bake at 400 until browned a bit...when its done, i toss it in some grated parmesan
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I know how you feel though, some days if I see another egg I think I will barf
Here are some thoughts:
Tuna with mayo and crisp up some cheese circles to dip into it...just to change it up
Grilling up some pork chops with rosemary, garlic and lemon...
Maybe you could try stewing some meat in a crockpot with beef broth, herbs and some wine---
Funny, I am making prok chops tonight! I also plan on making a pot roast this week as well.
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I put sliced Pastene vinegar peppers and some of the vinegar brine in sometimes too
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Have you visited our own Recipes Help & Suggestions forum? The Stickies area at the top of the forum has TONS of great ideas - crockpot, chicken, breakfast - and the general area is always full of inventive ideas from folks who've been low carbing it for years.

I have the opposite problem - so many recipes/things to try, so little time! LOL!
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Parm crusted Tilapia (Parmesan and mayo equal parts spread over tilapia and bake until brown and crispy)

Oven Fried Shrimp (Roll in melted butter, coat in crushed pork rinds and parmesan and bake until brown and crispy. Dip in home made tartar sauce.)

Alfredo Chicken and Shrimp with broccoli and cauliflower (Fry chicken, shrimp, broccoli and cauli in a bit of oil until cooked. Pour Alfredo* sauce over and serve.)

*Alfredo Sauce
2 T. Butter
1/4 c. Heavy whipping cream
1/4 c. Parmesan
1/2-1 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. Mrs. Dash

Melt butter. Add HWC and Parm whisk together. Cook on med-low for approx. 10-15 min, whisking until the consistency you desire.

Crockpot Creamy Chicken and Vegetables (Place frozen chicken, frozen green beans and frozen cauliflower in crock pot. Pour mixture of cream of chicken and mushroom soup and cream cheese over it all. Cook for 6-8 hrs on low or 4-6 on high.)

Hope these will help you. If I think of anymore I will post them.

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