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What's for dinner Tuesday?

Posted January 20, 2015



Here's the place to share your meal ideas for the evening, post where you bought the ingredients frugally and even share a recipe if you would like. If you need some inspiration for your own dinner tonight, this may give you some helpful ideas.

What's on your menu tonight?




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  • RaleighFoodBlogger Jan 20, 2015

    Observant- I've loved it! I think it's very nutritionally sound, and my husband and I both feel great! The only thing I'd change is to lower the fat % a bit and raise the carbohydrates % a bit. But, other than that... really recommend! (and sorry, but we didn't get our blood work done before starting it).

    And here's my link to the YouTube playlist with all 21 videos, if you're ever bored lol! They're all 3 min. or less, and give a lot of tips and ideas for meals. Thanks for asking :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsGxUZ2oEYk&list=PLnuc1FSfiMq2sa_UbGKK0KcubJcweoLrL

    Twinredheads- I've never done a stirfry with quinoa, great idea!

    Raesmom- your "chipotle bowl" sounds so good... and love the leftover, especially!

  • twinredheads Jan 20, 2015

    Chicken stir fry with quinoa for my husband and I and rice for the girls.

  • raesmom1612 Jan 20, 2015

    Barbiedoll1967~I would also recommend Flax seed! I throw 2 tablespoons in my green smoothies (I drink one a day using my nutri bullet, but I think im ready to up it to 2!) Flaxseed really works. Not sure what else you could put it in.....but very high in Fiber and Omega 3's which are good for you too. I bought a bag at HT on Jan 1st for $6.99 (organic and on sale) and I still have half the bag left!!

    Tonights dinner is going to be my version of a Chipotle (the restaurant) burrito bowl using a chipotle seasoned pork tenderloin cut into pieces, my own cilantro lime flavored white rice, spanish seasoned pinto beans, corn (seasoned with onions and lime....no jalepenos), sour cream, cheese, homemade salsa (tomatoes, cilantro, lime, adobo to taste) and lettuce.....way cheaper than 2 bowls at chipotle and we will have left overs for tomorrow :)

  • teecee Jan 20, 2015

    Grilling tonight !
    New York strips ( Food Lion sale a few weeks ago ) , baked sweet potatoes ,green beans ( canned last summer) , cantaloupe ( Walmart $1.98)

  • teecee Jan 20, 2015

    Nuts are also a great source of fiber -
    my husband's cardiologist carries a bag of walnuts in his lab coat pocket to munch on during the day .
    One of my husbands allowed snacks is a serving(1/4) of lightly salted or no salted peanuts
    Apples with the skin are good too - we chop them into oatmeal

  • observant Jan 20, 2015

    WOW ! Please share your Youtube link when you are "up and running" !
    Have you noticed a difference in how you feel ,your allergies, your weight ?
    It would be interesting to know how much the diet has improved your cholesterol and glucose numbers as well .
    I think many diet plans do not include beans because people think it takes a long time to cook them and the traditional method of cooking includes fatback/salty meats.
    You can cook them healthy - either in the slow cooker or a pressure cooker with spices instead of salt .
    Also many of the canned versions are high in fat and salt .

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Jan 20, 2015

    Faye and Barbiedoll- thank you! It's been really fun, and it's been so great to teach me portion sizes... and now I know them by heart!! :-) And no, it started out just for fun, and I decided to record each day to help start building my YouTube channel. Plus, I've seen that a lot of people know what they need to eat, but they're just not sure how to put it all together each day. I think visuals really help (at least how I learn) :-)

    Barbiedoll- Here's a great list of foods with high fiber. I can't believe some diet plans out there eliminate beans... they are SO good for you! http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948

    CSILVER910- those tacos sound delicious! I'm going to have to try those shells sometime!

  • losltp Jan 20, 2015

    Beans ( pintos, great northern, navy, etc.) are a great source of fiber and healthy for you in other ways if you are careful of the amount of salt & fat you add to them .

  • barbiedoll1967 Jan 20, 2015

    Everyone - what are some foods that are high in fiber? I feel like I need more fiber in my diet but I'm not sure where to start?

  • barbiedoll1967 Jan 20, 2015

    All of your meals sound delicious. RaleighFoodBlogger - wow! I try not to eat out a lot if I can help it. I think tonight it's turkey hot dog night again.