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Healthy Eating Support Group Part 6

We carry on from here:

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...ml#post4047646

If you get a chance, and haven't, please go back and read the last few posts of the previous Thread. Lots of emotional stuff, and it would be great to acknowledge those posts to show support for our members.

I think its great we've reached the sixth Thread.
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Hi peeps...just logged on and i want to pass my condolences to judy....sorry for your loss and my thoughts r wiv u huni..xxx lv n hugs cleo xxxx
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Hello, Judy! I'm new to this thread, but I'd like to send you a cyber hug. You can never have too many of those!
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Hey Heaters....busy day and just now am catching up on all your posts...

Judy... I'm so sorry for your loss. You know you are loved and supported here. Both you and coffee are such inspirations. Congrats to you both on your sobriety time. Sending hugs and prayers for healing.

A 6th thread!!!

Dinner tonight is stir fried, specifically, pepper steak. I'm going to try to 'rice' cauliflower for the first time. I've been "starving" lately and have no clue why. Nothing has changed as far as I can tell. I just walk around hungry all day.
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We had whole grain pasta, ground beef, broccoli. For breakfast, cottage cheese. Lunch was peanut butter on whole grain toast. Snack, choc chip cookie. Not my best day. Lol.
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P.S. the stir fry was very good. I thickened up the gravy a little with arrowroot....highly recommend this as a thickening agent if you need thickening. ( It's Paleo sanctioned). Everything was perfect until I added the juiciest home grown tomatoes ( not my own, because apparently I'm not meant to be a gardener )... The tomatoes had so much water in them, it diluted my stir fry way too much....lesson learned. Instead of ricing cauliflower, I used spaghetti squash instead.

I made a 'sort of' green smoothie for breakfast.... Kale, cucumber, frozen peaches and a few fresh blueberries. Tomrrow, I'm going for the goose deal again, but my crazy dog will NOT eat it this time. As I type this he's laying so sweetly next to me on the couch, settled in for the night. How could someone this sweet be that diabolical?
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I really like spaghetti squash too, more than the cauli rice.

The smoothie sounds good.

I had an organic garden for two years... too much work. Anyway, we had about 4 different tomatoes. My favorite was the yellow grape tomato plant. All the big red tomato plants sucked because they'd get eaten by bugs by the time they were ripe enough to be picked... loved that yellow grape tomato plant! It produced tons of little grape tomatoes. I made a really simple yellow tomato sauce, with some fresh herbs, and shaved parmesan poured over pasta... the best ever!
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SoberJen.....I Can't believe you said that. And then on the other hand, you live in a similar region to mine, so yes I can believe it.

The only thing that has thrived this year is my yellow heirloom cherry tomatoes. We've gotten a lot of those and they are so sweet and delicious. I've used them a lot when we grill Romaine lettuce. I also have had a little success with my purple heirloom cherries, but my regular red tomatoes have been eaten by caterpillars and other bugs. We've done everything we can to control it and have failed miserably. So I'm done screwing around with it....I'm letting it go and will plant a minimal fall garden.....I can do collard greens. . The 'Tomato Lady' at the corner gas station needs my business anyway.
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Yeah, the tomato ladies mystify me How the hell do they manage it? I'll never know...

I LOVE collard greens! Has to have pork though :@)
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I worship the ground my Tomato Lady walks on. She knows it, too. Everyday when I show up she says " You again?" I almost feel like if I keep hanging around, some of her magic will rub off on me.

I stuff and roll my collard greens just like I would stuff cabbage rolls. Then I put them in my crockpot and cover with organic tomatoe sauce.......sauce that I make from the tomatoes I buy from the Tomato Lady.
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Hmmmm... I'm sort of figuring out how you guys eat. Everything sounds so good, but I have never had grilled romaine. How do you do this and how do you serve it? Is it a sub for something else? You have me curious here!
I have been eating low carb, low fat, low protein. Dr. orders for now. It doesnt' leave much. So I have yogurt and berries for bkfst, fresh veg/salad lunch (today was sugar snap peas, cottage cheese) and cucumber/tomato salad, stir fried green beans, and a bit of chicken for dinner. Today was the first day in a week that I had a little bit of pasta, with dinner. And oh my gosh, I felt strange afterwards. Swimmy head, tiredness, and now a headache! I really think it was the pasta! I never noticed until I quit eating it. What do you guys think about it?
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Oh, I am soooo lucky here. My neighbors have a garden and bring me cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, collard greens... please don't hate me.
I will definitely try those rolls with the collards. Great idea!
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Welcome Joygirl and Silentrun!

I'm another that's done a Whole 30.

Joy - If ya don't mind me askin, why does the Doc have ya on a diet like that?

I've had a few good days of eating now.
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Hmmmm... I'm sort of figuring out how you guys eat. Everything sounds so good, but I have never had grilled romaine. How do you do this and how do you serve it? Is it a sub for something else? You have me curious here!
I have been eating low carb, low fat, low protein. Dr. orders for now. It doesnt' leave much. So I have yogurt and berries for bkfst, fresh veg/salad lunch (today was sugar snap peas, cottage cheese) and cucumber/tomato salad, stir fried green beans, and a bit of chicken for dinner. Today was the first day in a week that I had a little bit of pasta, with dinner. And oh my gosh, I felt strange afterwards. Swimmy head, tiredness, and now a headache! I really think it was the pasta! I never noticed until I quit eating it. What do you guys think about it?
You could have a gluten intolerance, I am pretty sure I have one. I have totally cut out processed foods, sugar, gluten, pasta etc. Right now I am just doing some dairy, eggs, meats, fish, seafood, veggies, fruits and good fats. So far I have lost almost 20 pounds.

I will have to go back and read the previous thread!

Judy, my condolences for your loss, I am so sorry. Big hugs to you!

Coffee congrats on 5 years! That is wonderful and so inspiring.
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Joygirl, since I cut out (mostly ) wheat and sugar , pasta is not on my usual menu, unless its "fake " pasta like spaghetti squash or zucchini spaghetti. I love pasta, though. But I do feel differently when I eat it. My issues are mostly inflammation, and if I eat a lot of wheat and sugar, my joints hurt a lot.

Grilled Romaine lettuce has become one of our favorite "go-to" meals. Google up recipes on 'Simply recipes' or 'Food Network'.,Other Paleo websites have grilled Romaine recipes as well.....there are a million out there....all good!..... Just the images alone will have you drooling.
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hi peeps,,just a quickie to say bout tomatoes,,i grow the cherry type,,,they r perfect for just popping in yr mouth for a wee snack,,,my trick is to sprinkle the ground directly around the base,,with broken egg shells,,the slugs cant climb over them,,,its organic too,,,and pik them before they go ripe if you need to,,put them in a dark dry draw,,with a banana,,,the banana ripens them beautifully,,as do they other fruits too,,,xx
also,,,had the yellow heirloom last year,,mmm nom nom,,this yr ive grown butternut squash ,,from seed,,(v v proud0,,but they r now bout 8 inches high,,and just bunged in my herb pot,,never grown em before,,any tips on what to do next wiv the lil blighters???
im soooo looking forward to harvesting em,,and scoffing em ,xx

dinna last nite was pasta bolognese,,,with salad ,,no pudding,,but did find some fab "porridge oat" biccies to nibble on,,so ,,im a happy cleo ,,xx happy wedsnesday heaters!!!!
hugs xxxx cleo xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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I'm eating more meat this week and I've been eating more potatoes. I'm think I'm getting hooked on spinach. I still want a food blitzer after two weeks so I think I'll just have to stop being tight and buy one. Eating more nuts and less beans. If I'm at work or at my girlfriends I seem to be bombarded with donuts, biscuits, cakes. I'm not complaining but it's not doing my waistline any good! And I'm down to 77.4kg which is lowest I can remember ever seeing on a scale. Healthy eating rocks!
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Yay bought a cheap whizzer upper. Hopefully not too rubbish. Now just need stuff to whizz up in it. Any suggestions?
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Woke up way to freakin early. Had some scrambled eggs with some brats I slow cooked over night. Yummy.

LadyinBC - I don't remember if you've posted here or not...if not, Welcome! Congrats on the weight loss. Lots of us here eat somewhat similarly.

Easy - Congrats on your success too. I think its common to be bombarded with bad food, as its so ingrained in so many cultures. Hopefully you'll get some ideas for the whizzer. I don't know if I've actually heard it called a whizzer before. I am learning a lot of new words lately.
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