Make my meals less boring!
May 22, 2012 8:14 PM Subscribe
Need healthy food ideas with some specific criteria (food allergies, veg-aquarium). I've looked at all the other questions around this, and for one reason or another, they don't meet my needs. (Special snowflake, party of me!)
posted by dotgirl to food & drink (22 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've gained ~10lbs in the last 2 years, and was already 10lbs above where I want to be, so I need to lose ~20lbs. I used Weight Watchers to lose "baby weight" after my son 8 years ago, so I'm doing that again.
I read past questions about the program and found good ideas there, but they've changed some basics, and most of my "go to" foods don't work for me now.
My criteria is:
Seafood if it's shellfish
No bell peppers (any color, includes pimentos and most green olive relish)
No high-fructose corn syrup
No red dye
No highly processed "frozen meals"
Those are the "absolutes" and are harder to avoid than you'd think.
"Simple" things, as I often get home hungy and tired.
No "stinky" veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage)
I have yet to find "fake" food that I like (Gardenburgers, soy crumbles), but am open to ideas
Examples of what I currently eat, for context:
Low-fat swiss & reduced fat Triscuits or Wasa crackers
Caprese salad (no olive oil)
Cheese & Tomato Quesadillas
Low-fat greek yogurt
Salad type stuff
Baked tortillas and fresh made salsa
Steamed asparagus, artichokes
PB&J on high-fiber flatbread
Frozen corn with lots of pepper
You can see the "cheese, corn tortilla and tomato" theme, as well as the "seriously, eat a vegetable!" issue.
I'd love some ideas - I'm worried that the "same-ness" of my choices will make it hard to stay committed.
One note - I know that a lot of people have had success on different diets, but WW is the one that meets my needs, so while I appreciate all food ideas, I'm not looking at any sort of "low-carb" or "paleo" diet.