Any ideas or recipes I can use? I'm starting work soon at summer camp with a lot of sitting around this year (I used to teach dance so I could easily work off bad food but now I'll supervising camp and aside from walking in late campers, I'll need better meals and snacks. Fwbf suggested FODMAP? Or something like that for those with IBS as I've had digestive issues lately but outside of a list of what (not) to eat, I don't know how to put food together. I'm not adventurous and I'm strapped for money so helllppp meeeeee
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"To err is human.
You mentioned pasta sauce; I've gone one further. I put my sauce on spaghetti squash instead of pasta. I'm just eating another vegetable instead of the gluten and calories of pastas
Not that I need to eat gluten free, rather that I prefer it that way now. It's been so long that having the pasta makes me feel uncomfortable while the spaghetti squash helps my digestion in addition. I've gotten others around me doing it and loving it too.
I also found an excellent chocolate-banana-peanut butter smoothie or shake for breakfast that satisfies and tastes good too. You can PM me if you want more info or recipe.
For snacks try nuts, almonds, pistachios, peanuts, etc. They are full of protein and healthy fats. When you eat the protein based foods you tend to be less hungry, and you keep your metabolism more at an even keel.
When you eat a bag of chips or pretzels, it's all carbs, your blood sugar shoots up, and then it drops equally as fast, and voila you get hungry again quickly.
Smoothies are great for breakfast.
Hard boiled eggs are quick and easy (if you like eggs).
Jerky is a great snack too.
"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks
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Pumpkin, sweet potato and carrots are all sweet - you can easily roast and mash them into any sauce. I also love making roast pumpkin smoothies - roast some pumpkin, toss it in the blender with a cobani and some cinnamon. It's like eating pie for breakfast!
Invest in a food processor and you can add peppers, leafy greens, and vine veggies like zucchini to just about any sauce too. A little parmesan (or your favorite hard cheese) hides a lot of flavors if you don't like them, without adding the calories that come with softer cheeses like cheddar.
ETA It will take some adjusting, but start thinking, "what veggie can I add to this?" with every meal you make. Soon you'll be dicing tomatoes and peppers into your mac and cheese, adding squash to your tomato sauces, layering spinach on your sandwiches, crunching carrot sticks with your nuggets, etc.
[This message edited by Amazonia at 10:02 PM, May 24th (Saturday)]