non meat eater

By helen7898 Latest Reply 2011-05-20 17:56:23 -0500
Started 2011-05-18 18:25:36 -0500

Sooo——————-I haven't been eating meat or chicken or fish, but since I have recently been diagnosed with type 2, my dr says that I should be eating these. I just went out and bought lots of chicken, so now I need a few really good chicken recipes that are quick as I don't have time to cook much, except on my 2 days off. I guess I can freeze. Does anyone have a really goo , but not boring chicken recipes out there.

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RAYT721 2011-05-19 04:46:53 -0500 Report

There are cookbooks specifically aimed at chicken recipes but feel free to look at recipes that include turkey, capon, and other poultry. You can also swap many other kinds of meats to find a base recipe you like and use chicken instead of pork or veal or whatever the recipe calls for. Whether you want chicken cacciatore or elk cacciatore or penguin cacciatore should not matter. The recipe police are not watching you. I get a lot of recipes from my library and from online web searching.

With that said you don't want to be on an extreme chicken-lovers diet. What are your thoughts on fish? lean cuts of beef or pork or bison? what about seafood? low carb pasta??? The key to a successful menu plan is with variety. You don't have to now live on chicken because you were vegan and advised to eat more meat.

Consider adding protein shakes and bars to your diet. As mentioned in other replies, there's peanut butter and eggs and cheese (read the labels). As Harlen says check out the recipes tab here to the left of the screen and also visit the affiliated for more recipes.

Yes, you can freeze most (not all) recipes that you come up with. Our grocery store sells already cooked rotisserie chickens for $4.99 every day. You can add the meat to casseroles, salads, or just to slice and serve.

Did you have favorite recipes that used the Morningstar (et al) faux meat products? Swap!

The best menu plan to get back into the meat-eating game is to consider variety and that's not to say you need to give up all of your existing favorite recipes and start out with pork chop breakfasts. Add more variety to your day with new things while still enjoying your current tried and true menus.

helen7898 2011-05-20 17:56:23 -0500 Report

I never thought of morningstar. Quess I was so concerned about not being able to eat other things and felt deprived. I went out and bought morningstar veggie burgers. Had one today with flatbuns multi grain 21 carbs with mustard and lots of veggies. Tasted just like a hamburger and didn't feel deprived at all. Total 30 carbs at the most. Thanks again

Armourer 2011-05-19 01:23:48 -0500 Report

Good luck! Lucky you too. I don't eat meat and have a real problem with getting enough protein. I eat eggs, cheese and peanut butter for my protein, and none of them is very good, but that's all there is. I eat nothing that bleeds red, grows feathers, or lives in water! So glad you can make the adjustment.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-20 00:49:44 -0500 Report

I have a niece that is a vegan. She eats no meat at all, not even eggs, & she gets a vegan mayonayse and drinks soy milk. She gets her protien from beans, peas, peanut butter, almond butter etc. I couldn't believe how many veggies have an abudance of protien in them. I'm not a vegan but I do love my veggies. There are some good books out there especially for vegans. I hope you find one that has the info you need for protiens.

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-05-19 00:48:58 -0500 Report

Helen I bought a bunch of diabetic friendly cook books via amazon. I bought them at 2 different days and apparently ordered 1 of them twice . I would love to give it too you. I know you don't know me so you may not feel comfortable with this. If you feel okay with it send me your name and address and I will be more than happy to send it to you.
My email address is: small
Please let me know if you would like to have it.

helen7898 2011-05-19 23:40:14 -0500 Report

Yes I would like the book. Sent you an e-mail with address. Hope you still have it. Thanks alot Helen

whitetigress 2011-05-18 22:11:34 -0500 Report

Wow! I am surprised that your doctor would direct you to eat meat especially with the high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Do you really need all that saturated fat that red meats provide? No. I would want an explanation from your doctor as to why he said that. You can obtain enough protein on a vegetarian diet. By the way, I am in the process of going vegetarian :)

Harlen 2011-05-18 19:25:41 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
If you look to the right of your screan you will see on the list Recipes
You will fined some good ones there .
Best wishes

RAYT721 2011-05-19 04:24:52 -0500 Report

Harlen: turn your monitor upside down. The list is on the left. :)

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-20 00:53:30 -0500 Report

Don't worry Harlen , I get turned around sometimes too. In fact I get turned around a lot. I think I am turned around right now. LOL smile : )