Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More

Posted by Debbra Williams, Alumna Mentor @debbraw, Feb 22, 2019

Some of the members of the Gratitude Discussion Group were interested in having a place to share recipes and food ideas. I’m hoping that we can use this thread as a place to have that kind of discussion. I’d love to hear your ideas for quick meals, comfort food, healthy snacks, and more.

Personally, I’ve just been through a bad reaction to one of my medications that left me with a very queasy stomach. I would love to hear ideas – or recipes – that might be used when you need to get something on your stomach, but don’t want to overdo it.

Hopefully, this thread will even be a place where we can share recipes for special treats and yummy rewards. It doesn’t always have to be healthy!

I’d love to hear from members who have been part of other discussions AND from new members who have good ideas, recipes and food tips to share. I’m excited to see who might start us off here with an awesome food suggestion!

@Erinmfs The soup is really good ,patties also I have never eaten a salmon salad though

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@jakedduck1

@lioness
I bought this a while back but forgot I had it. It’s actually not bad with the caramel and salt. I don’t even need a milk chocolate chaser after I eat it.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Good for you There is dk chocolate with orange or raspberry in it both are good your right the carmel sea salt ones are good I keep all at different times

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@jakedduck1

@lioness
I bought this a while back but forgot I had it. It’s actually not bad with the caramel and salt. I don’t even need a milk chocolate chaser after I eat it.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 I hate to burst your bubble, but those that are not labelled with a percentage are just very mildly dark. I can't remember what percentage they are but I checked that once and they are not dark enough to really qualify as healthy dark which has to be upwards of 70%. I do occasionally have one though, there are some really excellent varieties.
JK

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@jakedduck1 I alternate between the ,72%and a orange one but now can't eat any till I get my partial

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@jakedduck1

@artist01
Doesn’t look to me like it would be the best thing for someone with diabetes to eat but then I am far from knowledgeable on diabetes.
here’s a picture of the nutrition facts.

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@jakedduck1 Zowie! Thanks for the photo, Jake. I guess I won't be running to the store for that! I'll stick to my delicious 70% dark chocolate.

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@lioness

@Erinmfs The soup is really good ,patties also I have never eaten a salmon salad though

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@lioness Salmon salad is the BEST! Ya' gotta try it!

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@artist01

@lioness Salmon salad is the BEST! Ya' gotta try it!

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@artist01 I,ll try it for lunch

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@lioness

@imallers I have a soup recipe for salmon. In it add little water cook till boiling .Remove from heat add milk/cream to it butter then season if needed heat up again

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@lioness
Now the soup sounds interesting…have to look into that

FL Mary

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@lioness

@artist01 I,ll try it for lunch

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@lioness
Are you going to have your onion & sauerkraut sandwich too.
I fulfilled my end of the bargain now it’s time for you to fulfill yours.
Jake

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@contentandwell

@jakedduck1 I hate to burst your bubble, but those that are not labelled with a percentage are just very mildly dark. I can't remember what percentage they are but I checked that once and they are not dark enough to really qualify as healthy dark which has to be upwards of 70%. I do occasionally have one though, there are some really excellent varieties.
JK

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@contentandwell
If Ghirardelli chocolate bar is not labeled it can be between 40 to 60 % cocoa beans. 70% is the minimum to qualify for a healthy bar like you said. 40 to 60% is considered semi sweet which is probably why @jakedduck1 liked it. But he is getting there…just another 10% Leonard…you can do it.
And everyone….please don’t say “yuck” to other people’s food preferences….a simple “I tried it but didn’t like it” is good. And a round of applause to all those mom and dad cooks who have to cater to their kids taste buds and make meals to please the whole family. I would have to sit at the table and try to eat some things my mom made but could never finish. It didn’t happen too often but I didn’t get another choice and it didn’t make me like it any better. So you can’t force people to like certain foods and that’s what makes the world go round.

FL Mary

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@artist01

@jakedduck1 🤣 My thoughts exactly, Jake! @imallears is so very brave in the culinary field. I like the taste of sardines, but not the idea of eating the entire thing! Haven't tried them for years. A Cuban friend in Arizona ate them every day, marinated in canned tomatoes. I know they're high on nutrition, but…

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@artist01
Never force yourself to eat anything you have tried and don’t like even if it is good for you. I tried the ones in tomato sauce and hated them….I like them either in olive oil, water or there was a Mediterranean one with black olives that was good and I am not an olive lover. I accidentally bought a lot of canned anchovies at Costco but haven’t tasted them yet. Honestly I could eat the entire can of sardines in one sitting with a few crackers, tomatoes and cheese for lunch. It’s nice to love something that is actually good for you….balances out the not so good things.

Made braised red cabbage this morning…the aroma is wonderful….could eat that anytime. I know there are a lot of recipes but my favorite uses the sugar and white wine vinegar and a little butter. Eat it cold or room temperature with some goat cheese.

FL Mary

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@imallears

@lioness
Now the soup sounds interesting…have to look into that

FL Mary

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@imallears
Interesting isn't the way I'd describe it but I guess you knew that.

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