Need help with Healthy meal ideas!

on Jan 09, 2013 @ 03:29 pm

So my roommate is going on a health-kick, and i'm trying to help as much as possible! As I do most of the cooking, i'm trying to find some fun and tasty dishes without a lot of fat, carbs, or starches.

So far we've done tons of stir-frys on whole-grain rice, baked chicken with veggie sides, asian beef-lettuce wraps, and tons of yummy salads, but we're starting to get stuck!

What are your favourite healthy meals (without carbs/starches)?
(recipes appreciated!)

Thanks :)

10 Replies

Low Carb Options on Jan 09, 2013 @ 06:51 pm

Definitely stock up on quinoa and tofu!

Here are a few food blogs I like for healthy eating:

And for dessert type of things:


love it on Jan 09, 2013 @ 10:18 pm

I'm by no means a health girl, if anything my aura exumes calories lol but I love grilled meat (go for lean and full of protein), grilled veggies are delish too. I'm a carb queen so I feel for you! My feelings about healthy food is anything can taste good with the right season.

oo totally forgot about tofu! on Jan 11, 2013 @ 04:30 pm

Haven't cooked with tofu in a be honest I kind of forgot about it!
And i've never made anything with quinoa yet, but i've heard lots about it so I guess it's time to start haha.

Thanks for the blog suggestions, they look great.

Good Luck on Jan 14, 2013 @ 08:49 pm

I love Quinoa as Alex suggested my fave way to use it is to add tomatoes,onions,olives,green pepper,feta and olive oil and balsamic vinegar(so basically a greek salad)it goes so well mixed through Quinoa.

Also really yummy and fun and easy to make is rice wraps....Rice paper soaked in water until there soft and then roll inside...shredded cabbage(I use the cabbage/carrot coleslaw mixes)and bean sprouts,cilantro,rice noodles,green onions.and for a dip I use a mix of houisin sauce and sweet chili sauce...

Tofu cubed and in a sweet chili sauce and green onions is so good!

Good Luck


Try Fish on Jan 15, 2013 @ 12:16 am

This is a very high source of good fat and good oil called Omega... Fish with richest omega is Salmon i go a little asian in this because I am and here is what i do.
Marinade (overnight):
-soy sauce (1/4 cup)
-lime juice (2 tsps)
-wasabe (2 tsps or depending on the toleration of your spice)
-ginger (chop a very small part)

-grill those fillets until they are pinkish close to orange in color
-i love to cook this with the marinade because i don't like fish that's dry and flaky but that just my opinion
-serve this with either grilled snow peace, asparagus or broccoli and carrots

Enjoy and tell me how it works out :)

Lentils. on Jan 15, 2013 @ 07:21 am

Lentils are a great addition to meals. They absorb the flavours they are being cooked with, and are extremely healthy for you. Also, try to stay away from red meats as much as possible!

Try some meatless meals! on Jan 15, 2013 @ 02:59 pm

Try some vegetarian/vegan dishes!

I really like fat free vegan for interesting additions and twists to recipes. One thing to keep in mind though is that an excess of tofu can be bad for you because of extra estrogen production!

Fish! on Feb 11, 2013 @ 07:15 am

Recently, I've been addicted to fish - haddock mainly. I have honestly lost about 5lbs in the last week, just by cutting out some red meats (and large starches) at dinner time. Love it.


Beans on Feb 11, 2013 @ 01:02 pm

bean salad. these are good for you. google many recipes that will suit your taste.can be prepared a day absorb the flavor.

and i don't know what you eat for breakfast, but skip the cereal. eggs plus sliced up fruits/veggies.

if you really want sweet side of breakfast, i cooked my own whole wheat pancakes, with avocado on the side.

if i don't have time to make pancake, at least have the avocado.

don't skip breakfast, having breakfast keep you feed, so you don't pig out for lunch.

i'm asian, so i am queen of rice. my rice cooker is on at cofee time, i eat rice 3 times a day for all my meals. The key is portion: if you can stick to one cup - and skip the extra's (cookies, muffins, buns, dinner rolls - you should be fine).

after having 3 kids, i thought I would skip rice but cannot do it. So i eat in good portions, more fruits and veggies, beans, soups, fish, i seldom eat meat.

veggie soups are really good, it makes you feel full and you body can easily plush it out the next day...especially if you add lots of bokchoy and spinach to it.

like you, i'm trying to eat better.............except rice 3x a day. LOL

Good luck!

Budget Bytes on Feb 11, 2013 @ 01:18 pm has some healthy recipes, and they're broken down by estimated meal and portion costs.

Good luck! I've been trying to eat healthier too.

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