cooking for family

By slsprock Latest Reply 2009-06-25 14:22:50 -0500
Started 2009-06-20 09:54:50 -0500

I have a family of 6 and I do the meal prep but Now I need to think differently about our meals. Any good cook books or sites you can reccomend. I always cook high carb meals becasue they are cheap.

8 replies

Ani 2009-06-25 14:22:50 -0500 Report

I have gottten some of my cook books from the 99 cent stores and when I go to the pharmacy they usually have a magazine for people with daibeties, which contains some recipece.

2009-06-22 08:53:23 -0500 Report

There are both recipe and book informtion links listed on this site. I'm sure you can find something there. I must say, if I had to do all that cooking, I would be pulling my hair out!! lol I guess I have just cooked for one for too long.

GabbyPA 2009-06-20 19:24:06 -0500 Report

I cook for a family of 4 adults, two diabetic, two not, so it does get interesting. Like tonight, I made crab meat subs for the two and for the diabetics I made crab meat fritatta with egg substitute. Everyone got crab, but it came in different forms. I don't usually do it that drastic, but I do make a veggie that my hubbie will eat...he is not into his leafy greens. But I offer choices and I know I just have to make the right ones at the table.

If you go to the book club section of the site you will find a lot of books that people recommend. I have used it to pick up a book or two.
One of my favorites is "New Dieters" Cookbook. I can create entire meals out of it and it has a lot of flavors. The other one I like a lot is "Flavorful Seasons" by the ADA. That has a LOT of yummy stuff.
As you learn what you can substitute and modify to make them better for your needs, you will find you can use almost any cookbook.
I also use the recipes here sometimes. You may have to modify some of them, but I will plan a week of meals from here every few months to try the new ones, then I keep the ones I like in my book. I know John is working on making it easier to use.

Antique-Dave 2009-06-20 12:46:15 -0500 Report

The whole family will benefit from the changes you will be making in the diet, most of it probably won't even register for them that they are eating healthier meals.

You will have to do a lot of experimenting to figure out what works best for you but there are a lot of little things that make a difference.

having more fruit, veggies, nuts, in the house and less potato chips donuts, etc. switching from white bread and pastas to whole grain, regular pop to diet,

My wife and I both cook about the same number of meals in a week, when she makes something I don't think I should have I'll do fish and a salad but when

I'm cooking these days its usually a new dish I'm experimenting with thats low carb and while I'll make a dish for my wife and son that might not be something I can have much of in addition to the main meal it's usually a case of its on the table if you don't like it go to taco bell.

my wife has been using splenda in some recipes, the cheesecake was very good the other night and my son could not tell the difference.

Some of the stuff we are buying at the store is more expensive but it seems to balance out as we are not buying chips, pop, candy, and other such things. If my son wants regular pop, candy and junk food he has to buy his own. oh well, its amazing what he'll eat rather then spend his own money.

lipsie 2009-06-20 09:58:06 -0500 Report

Hiya there! I dunno if you have had the chance to look at our recipe section here, or the book review section…they may help…good luck!! I am NOT a cook and family of six, ohhhhh boy you have your work cut out. lol. *HugS* Sheila