4HB recipe thoughts?
May 19, 2011 1:52 PM Subscribe
On week three of the 4 hour body diet - high protein, beans allowed, no carbs/dairy (except butter), no sugar, no fruit - incredibly tired of all the recipes I know! Help? snowflake details -
posted by needlegrrl to Food & Drink (16 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
I've been using the crockpot 3-4 times a week, but we're gone from home for 12 hours each weekday, which means I cook things on the 10 hour setting, and then it sits on the warm setting for a while. Everything is starting to taste the same! I'm open to crockpot recipes that are for shorter times, and I could cook those on the weekend, and then reheat.
I'm not a huge fan of beans on their own, but am open to recipes with them - I may just not know how to cook them. Mainly bean based recipes will likely not work. (i.e. - lentil soup)
Other members of my household are not fans of :spinach, spicy food (some spice is ok, but not a lot), squash of any kind, dijon mustard, salmon, curries. Baked fish is questionable, but grilled fish is do-able.
If you have a spicy recipe that's good, and I could just reduce the spice, I can do that.
I don't want to spend a ton on groceries, but do want some variety. We have a farmers market in town, as well as all the usual grocery stores. We'll be going to a spice store next weekend, and may pick up some spice blends.
I've looked and looked online, but am digging through paleo and atkins recipes, and am growing frustrated by all the things we cannot have - fruit, cheese, etc.
I can cook things a couple of days in advance, but by the time we get home, we need to either be able to throw it on the grill or just heat it back up, I can't cook a complete meal.
Bonus if it's reheatable in one container, as we need lunch options, too, and the microwave time is limited, so heating up multiple containers at lunchtime can be difficult.
Oh, also - am trying to avoid any artificial sweeteners, and I'm allergic to soy milk, but not tofu, although I think we may be supposed to limit soy.
I've gone back through the older posts on the recipe topic, and pulled some things out, but I'm hoping people may have more ideas. Thanks!