Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More
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!
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@contentandwell Hello JK. I'm the same as you about salt; don't even touch a salt shaker anymore. I had to cut it back due to high blood pressure and now really find salty foods quite intolerable. The same goes for sweets or milk chocolate ( Jake!). My preference these days is for no sweets, and (Jake!) 75% dark chocolate.
My best to you. Laurie
@mockinbrd I rarely eat salad sandwiches with mayo these days due to cholesterol, plus I have somewhat lost my taste for mayo. I use an avocado one too but not Primal Kitchen. When I do make a salad of this sort, like tuna or chicken salad, it's to put it on top of a green salad. I try to stay away from bread.
For salmon salad do you use canned salmon, and do you add anything besides mayo to it? I have a can of salmon that I bought because it's the kind with the bones and is supposed to be good for osteoporosis but I have not yet been brave enough to open it. My intentions were good but when I think of it, it is not appealing.
Dark chocolate is my treat and since it's good for you also I can feel OK about eating it unless I overdo.
@contentandwell JK, before I moved to Assisted Living, and in control of my own meal choices, I loved a meal with a whole can of salmon (bone in) on top of a mixed green salad. Absolutely scrumptious! I only used ordinary mayo, bc didn't know of avocado mayo at the time. Sounds delicious! Good luck some day soon, when you feel adventurous!
@contentandwell I love Mayo on sandwiches but I use a Vegan mayo it is by Best Foods so tasty . Egg free ,dairy free all plant based ,so good
Thanks, @lioness That never occurred to me but probably being egg-free it is lower in cholesterol. I'll have to consider that the next time I buy mayo. I don't use it that much so it lasts for a long time. I think Best Foods is Hellman in the eastern part of the country.
Yes, I do use canned salmon, but only VitalChoice. I try to stay away from farmed salmon, far far away. This salmon is tasty and the best I can find. Add finely diced celery, carrot, onion. Add fresh dill. Add grapes when available.The smallest little tiny glob of Grey Pupon. And maybe toasted walnuts.
I like this canned salmon for convenience as it is a pantry stable item.
I pretty much think sardines are disgusting. But, these (conservasdeCambados) are fine. I need vitamin D as I never get outside. I am hoping the sardines, salmon, and pill supplements will help.
Wish I could treat you to my salmon salad because I think you would like it. Remember to add fresh dill!
@mockinbrd I too only eat wild salmon. I don't eat any farmed fish.
Thanks for the suggestions for salmon salad. Maybe this week I will get brave enough to try it! I love regular wild salmon, both King and Sockeye, not so much Coho.
@contentandwell Yes it is
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.
Bravo Leonard. I bet you would like the ones with fruit like raspberries or orange. My favorite are Bark Thins , of which I eat too many. I get a large bag at Costco…full of almond or pistachios.